The best veteran charities to donate to
Published on 6 December 2018
We know that with nearly 1900 registered veterans’ charities it can be confusing to know which veterans lottery to support. Why should you have to put in so much effort to ‘vet the vets’ charities when all you want to do is a good deed? It can be time-consuming and just plain overwhelming, but Veterans Raffle is here to help guide you through the confusion.
There are so many to choose from with specialisms in different areas and so many questions that will be whizzing through your mind that you’ll probably opt for sticking a tenner in the closest collection tin or choose to donate online to one of the charities you’ve heard of because they’re reputable and presumably safe?
But what about the smaller charities? The ones that are doing excellent work but don’t have the marketing budgets to get banners and collection tins on every street corner? Fact is, these smaller volunteer-run operations are probably the veterans’ charities that most need your support.
Veterans Raffle already supports many charities that need your donations, here’s some of the criteria we use to identify the veterans’ charities that most need a helping hand:
- Location – They say charity begins at home and, to a certain extent, that’s true. The Founder of Veterans Raffle was inspired by his own experiences and some of the charities that Veterans Raffle support operate in his home county of Sussex. However, as Veterans Raffle has grown so has the need for support on a national level.
- Size – Smaller charities, CICs and not-for-profit groups run by small teams with minimal resources, and who perhaps rely heavily on the kindness of volunteers to keep ticking over, need a share of the public purse. Veterans Raffle makes sure that these smaller charities get help with fundraising by offering free use of their raffle platform to those in greatest need.
- Specialism – Perhaps it’s a homeless veterans’ charity or a veterans’ mental health charity, sometimes those charities with niche areas of expertise can have the least support but provide a hugely valuable service to a smaller proportion of veterans, but also to the larger charities who lack their skillset or facilities. Whether they concentrate on helping those with PTSD or provide veterans with employment opportunities, these charities are worthy of our collective support.
So, which is the best veterans’ charity to donate to?
The answer to this is simple. In order to make sure your donations end up in a place where they’ll be used most efficiently & effectively to those most in need, Join Veterans Raffle so that you can be assured that your monthly donation will have the greatest impact.
We’ve done the research to see who most needs financial help and we support only UK veterans’ charities.
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