This Black Friday, we want you to share the love. Not only with your friends and family by buying them thoughtful Christmas gifts at 20% off, but also with your wider community.
By shopping with us this Black Friday, you’re helping Social Bite keep our homeless community warm and colsie this winter as 5% of your total purchase this weekend will be donated to their initiatives.
Who is Social Bite?
Social Bite is an incredible cause that is breaking the cycle of homelessness in Scotland in meaningful, tangible ways. They believe in the housing first method, which operates on the belief that humans need their basic rights to be met - food, water and shelter - first and foremost. After that, the rest is so much easier.
As a social business, 100% of Social Bite’s profits are donated to charity - so every penny goes to the people who need it most. You can learn more about what a social business is here.
At their five sandwich shops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, profits from every sandwich made go straight into solving social problems in Scotland and abroad. These cafes are also where Social Bite hosts Social Suppers, where they invite the homeless community to a hot meal and engage them in helpful support services.
You may have also heard of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’ initiative - the world’s largest ever sleepout on Princes St. Gardens.
How will my Black Friday purchase help?
This holiday season, Social Bite hopes to raise over £4 million, and we want to help them get there.
The Tartan Blanket Co. will be donating 5% of all sales from Black Friday weekend to Social Bite to support them in their current initiatives, which include:
- A nationwide jobs program for the homeless
- New housing and accommodation models for the homeless (such as the Social Bite Village) and supported accommodation opportunities for 1000 people or more following the Housing First method
- Addiction rehabilitation facilities
- Social Bite's food provisions and support events for the homeless community
- Assisting Social Bite’s charity partner, Bethany, to raise funds for a bigger space so they don’t have to turn away any homeless people this winter
How else can I support this great initiative?
Beyond your automatic support by shopping with The Tartan Blanket Co. this Black Friday weekend, there are so many other wonderful ways for you to support Social Bite.
Pop into one of their sandwich shops and catch up with an old friend over a cuppa. While you’re there, you can pay it forward and make sure a local homeless person gets a coffee or hot meal that day.
Not local? You can also donate money online. Every £5 donation buys a homeless person a hot meal.
So thank you, lovely TBCo. customer, for sharing the love and helping keep everyone colsie this winter.