The Gift of Giving Back
In 2022, we want to continue giving back to some of the amazing people and charities that do such wonderful work in our community.
We know that charities across our communities continue to need our support more than ever, so our giving box is here to stay!
Located opposite Argos, visitors can use contactless payment to easily donate £3, £5 or £10 to our charity partner, Young Movers (YoMo).
North Glasgow based YoMo, is a youth empowerment charity which delivers a range of youth-led projects in the local community. This includes supporting the mental health, wellbeing, learning and employability of those who face social and economic barriers.
The charity currently has over 150 volunteers supporting young people who access their services every week in their local area.
Linda McGlynn, project manager at YoMo, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be named this year’s charity partner for Glasgow Fort’s Giving Box. The young people we help can often be overlooked, so the money raised will help transform the lives of those who need it most – whether that’s through gaining a qualification or improving their wellbeing.
“Like most charities, we rely heavily on funding. Donations from Glasgow Fort’s Giving Box will not only help us continue to run our current services but also offer projects such as celebration nights. We’ve found many young people have seen their mental health decline since the start of the pandemic, so social activities such as these will help them gain confidence and tell their stories.”
Throughout 2021, the Giving Box raised £5,200 for local wellbeing charity Cultivating Mindfulness, including more than £3,000 over the festive period for its ‘Glasgow Spirit of Christmas’ campaign.