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Use your Purchasing Power Wisely and #BuySocial to Support #SocialSaturday

The Jericho Foundation is a charity which breaks down barriers in society and supports marginalised individuals to become Fulfilled, Skilled and Employed. Jericho works with a broad variety of disadvantaged people who are struggling including young people, ex-offenders, homeless people, Survivors of Modern Slavery and those with complex needs.

Jericho provides employment, apprenticeships, work experience and volunteering opportunities in eight eco-friendly Social Enterprises. Alongside this, Jericho delivers a holistic package of support, mentoring and training which is tailored to each client’s personal needs.

Since 1993, Jericho has supported over 7,000 individuals and over 70% of beneficiaries to find sustainable employment and economic independence, enabling them to end any dependency on benefits and become an inclusive and integrated part of their local community.

Our Social Enterprises are part of a network of around 70,000 Social Enterprises in the UK contributing over £24bn to the economy. By reinvesting their profits back into the business or the local community, when a Social Enterprise profits – the society profits.

Social Enterprises provide high quality products and services, while delivering strong Social and Environmental Value to businesses as well as individuals. By purchasing from Social Enterprises, organisations are unleashing the potential of their buying spend to create long-term sustainable value.

Social Saturday is taking place on 14 October. It is a UK-wide day of activity to celebrate and raise awareness of British Social Enterprises. Social Saturday is all about encouraging people to buy from Social Enterprises, businesses that put people and planet first. Unleash your spending power and make a difference!

Our Social Enterprises offer a range of products and services and include:

Obviously, any profits raised by Jericho are ploughed directly back into the local community by The Jericho Foundation and fund all of our work with disadvantaged people facing barriers to employment. All donations and purchases enable us to offer long-term support to many in need.

Please join in and use your purchasing power on #SocialSaturday. Buy from one of The Jericho Foundation’s Social Enterprises – get a great deal and make a difference. To find out more about our eight #socents, please visit our website.

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