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Begging Boxes

'Give a hand up not a hand out'

Safer Aberdeen initiated the 'alternative giving scheme' - Begging Box initiative aimed to encourage donators to give directly to recognised charities through the begging boxes supporting the principal; 'Give a hand up not a hand out'.

Begging Box Locations:

  • Academy Shopping Centre Belmont street
  • Indoor Market Market Street entrance
  • The Mall Trinity Centre Bridge Street
  • Bon Accord Centre - George Street, lower mall

100% of donations goes to recognised local charities.

Safer Aberdeen also produce the 'Everyday Street Support' information booklet giving beggars daily information on health and social support services; where to find support, clothing and food on any given day of the week. These booklets are distributed to street beggars by city wardens, the police, street pastors and voluntary sector groups.

Download the Everyday Street Support Booklet.

Partners include:

  • Police Scotland
  • Aberdeen Cyrenians
  • Bethany Christain Trust
  • Big Issue



For more information contact:

Kerry Laing
Safer Aberdeen Programme Manager
Tel: 01224 219452


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