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Welcome to The Upward Spiral Foundation

Do you want to be a star in someone else's life?

Do you want to be the sort of person other people want to be?

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After all, we are all made of stars.

Become The Star

Who or What is Star?

Star is the official mascot of the Upward Spiral Foundation.

Star is a figure designed to represent the best in all of us. 

What is Star's Purpose?

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To help you recognise the good in your own character because many people don't always give themselves enough credit for who they are.

To encourage you to help someone wherever you are. It doesn't matter what you do, it matters that you do something to help someone else.

Collect stories of the wonderful selfless things that you do in order to publish them here and encourage others to do the same.

Write Your Story of Support

Do you have a story about how you helped someone? Why not write to us about your story so we can publish and share Stories of Support of how people helped others when they needed it most.

Download our template to help you write your story here

Read the Stories of Support

Read our blog and sign up here to receive regular Stories of Support to inspire and encourage others to do the same.

Acts of Service Given So Far

Stories of
Social work
Emergency food
Worldwide farming impacts
Worldwide food impacts
Worldwide services impacts
Worldwide personal impacts
Worldwide education impacts
Worldwide retail impacts

Star in Action

My name is Martin Bissett and I set up the Upward Spiral Foundation to effect improvement to other people facing adversity in their lives. I record my stories here to encourage you to do something to help someone in need in your own locality.

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Help Someone Right Now

If you would like to help keep someone clothed and warm, buying one of our sweatshirts or t-shirts will help to keep someone warm.

If you would like to buy someone a warm drink who doesn’t have one, buying one of our mugs will supply many hot drinks for someone.

If you would like to provide comfort for someone who is feeling uncomfortable, buying one of our cushions will give comfort in lots of different ways.

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The Upward Spiral Foundation

The Upward Spiral Foundation helps organisations at grass roots level and is self-funded.

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Help someone else

Take inspiration from our stories and help someone in your area and tell us about it.

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Buy a STAR product

Help us to help people who don't have enough to make ends meet by buying one of our STAR products.


100% of profits to the cause

100% of the profit from all our merchandise sales goes directly to the organisations you see below.

The Causes We Support

Between January and March 2022, the Upward Spiral Foundation together with Drive-By Do-Gooders started a social experiment by donating tents to the homeless and vulnerable on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.
Watch the story unfold…

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The three causes that The Upward Spiral Foundation currently supports are Positive Start, The Drive-By Do-Gooders and The Raft Foundation.

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The Raft Foundation

If you would like to recommend an organisation to support, then please get in touch with us

Tell Us Your Story of Hope

We would love to hear your Story of Hope and how you, or someone you know, has helped someone else in a big or small way. 

Send us your story and with your permission, we will publish it on our website. If you have any photos to share to go with it, then send them to us too. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please attach a document with your story and images in PNG or JPEG format.

We respect your privacy and will only use your information in relation to sharing your story. See our Privacy Policy. 

Shop by Location

Select the Star shop which serves you best for your location.

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Serving the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand purchasing in US Dollars.

Visit our UK shop

Serving the UK, Ireland and Europe purchasing in British Pounds Sterling.

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Upward Spiral Foundation’s purpose is to help people to feel less helpless, hopeless and homeless.

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