Online shopping is a fact of life today. Here are some ways that you can shop online and raise money for us at the same time. If you don’t shop online, but a friend or someone else in your family does, you could help us by passing this information on.
Did you know that if you are buying or selling anything through eBay, you can choose to give a donation to us? The money is donated through eBay’s charity programme, and enables us to raise funds through the eBay marketplace.
If you are buying you get an opportunity to add £1 at the checkout and nominate Carers Support Centre as the recipient. eBay chooses different charities each week as their nominated charities so you would have to change the nominated charity to Carers Support Centre.
If you are selling, you have the opportunity to donate a share of the proceeds to the charity of your choice using the ‘advanced sell’ options.
Give as you live
Give As You Live turns money spent online into a donation to our charity. It is free for you to use and there is no cost involved to Carers Support Centre. Shop online and Give As You Live retailers will donate on average 2.5% of each purchase to us. There is no cost to us as a charity and no cost to you as the shopper!
Give as you live is a programme that has been running since 2010 and has attracted over 1500 leading retailers with more signing up all the time. This includes big retailers like ASDA, B&Q, British Airways, Comet, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Waterstones.
More importantly, in that same period, over £2.3 million has been raised for charities by people shopping online – but not out of their own pockets.
In today’s marketplace all retailers are looking to increase their online shopper numbers – that’s us – and the way they do this is by ‘affinity referrals’, in other words – charities like ours pointing shoppers in their direction.
To start shopping online go to our Give As You Live page.