Leah's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting her on her journey through training and into work as an IT technician.
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I wanted to tell you that I started looking around for jobs and filled in a few applications. Wish me luck!
I finally moved into my own flat!! 🔑
I cannot wait to start the new chapter of my life. 😄
I just wanted to update you all on my progress - my course is going well and I will be finishing soon. 🏃
I'm excited by the prospect of a job in the I.T industry!!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all my supporters! I felt so overwhelmed with all the donations & amazed to see how kind people are. I start my training course next week with the plan still being to go into full-time IT work in October. I'll let you know how I get on with both training and the job search!
I enrolled yesterday onto my course, I'm very pleased and I can't wait to start in June.
You know what, you turn on the news, day in day out, and there is nothing but miserable things that people have done in the world. I don’t have a TV for that exact reason. Killings, greed. It is awful.
Then you turn around and on the the other side you see that there is someone who will fund you to do your dream job!
It’s amazing, fascinating, heartwarming.
It’s the most selfless act you can do. You don’t think of it when you give to charity. But you don’t know the impact of your donation to someone else’s life. You are changing their life. Sometimes it’s too much to think about.
I'm speechless! I just put all of my hopes and dreams into a "Save" button when I set my campaign live. Thank you in advance for all of your donations.
Leah is referred by a London local authority, one of Beam's partners
Leah's campaign begins to fund
Leah's campaign fully funds
Leah enrolls on her course
Leah completes her course and exams and is now a qualified IT technician
Leah starts work full-time as an IT technician
Too often homeless people are forced to lie out of sheer desperation. We think it's better when relationships are built on trust and honesty. Beam verifies each member in 4 ways:
1. Referral: every member of Beam is referred by a registered homelessness charity or local authority.
2. Interviews: before their campaign launches, each member is interviewed twice by a Beam Member Manager.
3. References: we take references on each member from the charity who refers them and someone in a position of responsibility.
4. Profile: we take great care to verify information in a member's story is true.
It's your money.
We work hard to ensure that you can give confidently.
A caseworker or "Member Manager" is an employee of Beam who helps those referred to Beam to plan a crowdfunding campaign and supports them through training and into work.
All Member Managers are trained professionals who specialise in supporting vulnerable adults by focusing on their strengths and abilities.