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Shekinah understands that sustainable and meaningful employment is a key factor to helping people to make positive changes to their lives. Shekinah values its partnerships and collaborations across a diverse business community. Through these collaborations, we ask businesses to offer quality work placements and employment, adopt new and inclusive approaches to recruitment particularly in the recruitment from disadvantaged groups and encourage their employees to support Shekinah through employee volunteering. Through collaborating with Shekinah we help local businesses bring about lasting change which benefits their business and society.

Ways in which your business can help:


  • Financial support. Why not choose Shekinah as your Charity of the Year?
  • Offer work placements.
  • Unlock employment opportunities.
  • Support your employees to volunteer.
  • Use a team building day to benefit Shekinah.
  • Offer pro bono support.

“At Made with Maturity we love to be involved in community and give back wherever possible.  As part of our business we organise and run the Cream Tea Club, a business networking group that meets regularly to build relationships over a cream tea!  A donation from the proceeds raised from our events each year goes to a local charity and since 2018 we have been delighted to support Shekinah.  Shekinah’s work in Plymouth and the surrounding areas is hugely important.  It brings hope to people with no hope, who are in desperate situations and just need that encouragement or helping hand to make a change in their lives.  Our contribution may only make a small dent in what ideally is needed, but we are delighted to be alongside the team and continue to look for opportunities to extend our support where possible.”

Made with Maturity

turn over a new leaf when life is difficult.  Therefore A&G Marshall Group sponsor and support Shekinah.

Shekinah is, at its core, a charity to combat homelessness.  However over 29 years of outstanding service to our community Shekinah has found a rise in the number of people in need of other specialist services.

Shekinah’s mission is to ‘see the person first’, something that A&G have always valued and worked to uphold. We choose to sponsor Shekinah because of their outstanding work. Year after year, without fail, they continue to offer support, guidance, and a listening ear to anyone in need. Each team member’s dedication to rebuilding and bettering the lives of people in our community is remarkable, and we hope that by supporting Shekinah and raising awareness for their outstanding work, we can be a part of that change too.

A+G Marshall Group

One thing is for sure, none of us are here for a long time.  We see that every day in our business and it makes us grateful for what we have.  More than that, it makes us want to support others in our community that have challenges in their lives.  It is part of our DNA at Portcullis to do good, whilst doing business.

Shekinah, and the work their team does in our community, are simply outstanding.  We should be very proud that an organisation of this calibre is based in our city and across Devon.  We support their aims because no one should face the challenges alone that some of our community members have every single day.

I read a quote years ago that went along the lines of “You can judge someone on what they do for others with no return for themselves”. Whilst we support Shekinah for no return, the enormous satisfaction our team get from being a proud supporter is worth its weight in gold as we know it helps improve someone’s life for the better.

Our partnership with Plymouth Argyle for the Portcullis Sleep Out at Home Park to benefit Shekinah is something I am personally very proud to have created and we call on all individuals and business to participate.

Trevor Worth, Chief Executive & Founder, Portcullis

“The Building Plymouth partnership representing local construction and built environment employers are very proud to support Shekinah. We value the investment in creating construction skills, and more importantly, building up local people through supporting some of the most and disadvantaged people in our community. The charity’s holistic approach to skills and employability through the reconstruct programme is an exemplary model and we are delighted to be working in partnership.”

Emma Hewitt Building Plymouth Skills Co-ordinator

We have been supporting Shekinah in our Armada Way shop for the last 3 years by participating in their voucher scheme.  Our customers can buy a voucher to give to the homeless in the city so that they can access food and something to drink.

We have loved working alongside Shekinah and would always support them where possible.

Lesley Bunce, owner Oggy Oggy, Armada Way

The challenges of inequality, social exclusion and depravation are real issues and often systemic within society and they also, all too often, impact those most vulnerable.  As director of Kennall Consulting Ltd I feel privileged to be able to support the great work of Shekinah in all they do to aid and assist some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our communities.

Steve Sandercock (Director – Kennall Consulting Ltd)

“One Less Worry Payroll Services have always prided ourselves on our community focused approach and have a very active profile within the city’s charitable events.

We have been long time supporters of Shekinah and the work that they do and strongly believe in their aims and ethos. They are the epitome of kindness, providing the local area and disadvantaged people in our community with the quality skills and opportunities to make a lasting impact and plan for the future.

We regularly donate goods and supplies alongside funds to help provide their service users with the essential materials they need. The work that Shekinah does with our homeless population is second to none, creating an environment where people feel safe and supported, the perfect setting for service users to optimise their chances at success.

Any help is always greatly appreciated, and we are always delighted to help and see how our contributions have made a difference. A thoroughly worthwhile cause, we encourage anyone to get involved in whatever form they can.

James Toulson ACIPP, Director, 1 Less Worry Payroll Services Ltd

We have an ethos within our business, “Give people a chance, support them and watch them grow” . We have found so many wonderful staff members with this attitude over the 20 years of business. Sometimes we all need a little extra support in-life and that is why we chose Shekinah.

Shekinah do an incredible job in Plymouth, a local charity supporting the local community helping people to better themselves and become independent when faced with adversity. The way they support, builds confidence and a new way of thinking to give individuals back their independence. That bit of extra support in a time of need!

Supporting this great charity has to be part of any businesses core values. If you haven’t already, please get supporting.

Chris Nash and Richard Gore, Managing Directors, BT Local business

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