Award-winning social enterprise Pivot launches DIY Christmas bauble to help end homelessness
By providing meaningful employment and training in hostels across the UK, Pivot is empowering people experiencing homelessness one earring at a time
Pivot’s awards for jewellery design and efforts to tackle homelessness:
The social enterprise has been awarded a number of accolades for both its jewellery design and work to help end homelessness.
Where you can buy Pivot’s collection from this Christmas:
In the run up to Christmas Pivot will have a pop-up stall at a number of London markets, including Lambeth Town Hall on November 27th, Dulwich College Christmas Fair November 28th and Stepney Christmas Market on December 11th.
Comments from Pivot’s team and makers:
“At Pivot we believe in the healing power of making something with your hands from scratch. Not only does it focus the mind, but by the end you have made a beautiful creation that someone can wear or decorate a tree with or mark their place in a good book. We designed the DIY Christmas bauble so our customers could experience the joy of making in their own homes,” said Pivot’s Founder Alice Moxley.
“Mental health in these places [hostels] is crazy. The longer you’re in there the less empowered you are to get these work opportunities. But through its programmes Pivot provides people living in hostels with a chance to build up their confidence and skills, so they can work towards finding accommodation and employment. All of the sales raised from the DIY Christmas bauble will go toward running our next training programme and supporting our growing team, which hires directly from the pool of programme graduates. As someone who has been through the programme I know what a lifeline it was for me,” said Jason, workshops and programme lead and programme graduate.