At GPJ, we rally around the core idea that everything is in service of the experience. This giving season we are following the theme of spreading joy. As we begin to surround ourselves with our loved ones and enjoy the season in a safe environment, we understand that for many people this is not a given circumstance.
Over the month of December, we want to contribute towards bringing joy to those who are in need of it. Our agency is dedicated to supporting human rights as well as their global preservation, protection and enforcement. We have chosen three organisations to support that help empower people who struggle to receive their basic human rights and are instead having to constantly have to face hardship.
You too can spread help to spread a little joy and create a better future for living conditions and human rights. Our GPJ offices in the UK and Germany are donating to all of the charities below. We invite you to please choose an organisation we are supporting and donate to assist those in need.
Spread Joy to Those in Need
Crisis is the United Kingdom’s national charity for homelessness. They provide vital aid to support people directly out of homelessness and continue to campaign towards the changes that are needed to solve it altogether. Last year they helped over 8,900 people and found jobs for 695 of them.
During a time when the cost of living has been exacerbated and homelessness is on the rise, Crisis is able to provide much-needed support, education and counselling to help empower people out of poverty and towards a sustainable future. Each Christmas Crisis opens its doors providing warmth, healthcare, food and company to people without a home.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on human rights abuses happening in all corners of the world. Country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. They direct their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. They partner with organisations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
The foundation aims to give children and young people better prospects and opportunities for a self-determined life in Germany. In particular, they support projects that promote the integration and German language skills of children with an immigrant background.
Language is key in education and social participation. A strong understanding of the German language is a basic prerequisite for many aspects of German life including educational success, communication, a school-leaving certificate or vocational training, and participation in social life. Without language skills, there is no voice.