Christmas is one of the busiest times for shoppers and shopkeepers alike as we search for those special presents for our loved ones. Increasingly online shopping is being used for quick and convenient ordering without having to leave the house.
Christmas is also a busy time for fundraisers like Money for Madagascar as we try to tap into the Christmas spirit with sales of Christmas cards and calendars, and appeals for special projects through donations and Alternative gifts. Much of this is also done online.
Recently several schemes have been set up to help shoppers raise money for their favourite charities simply by shopping online. It's simple, thousands of stores have signed up to donate a percentage of every online purchase to charity - at no cost to the shopper.
For every purchase that you make a small % goes to your named charity. It’s amazing how quickly you can build up quite a donation to your favoured charity. Have you thought of supporting Money for Madagascar in this way?
Online shopping is now a part of everyday life. We aren’t trying to promote online shopping over local shops because, as we know from our work in Madagascar, it’s also important to support local enterprise. However, many small shops and enterprises also rely on online sales for much of their business. So if you already shop online for such things as your weekly shop, presents, clothing, DVDs, electrical and domestic goods why not turn your normal purchases into a fundraising activity at the same time?
By nominating your favoured charity from over 200,000 charities you can donate with every purchase you make - at no additional cost to you. We would be very grateful if you would help us to raise funds by shopping for Money for Madagascar.
Two companies that our supporters already use are:
- Give as you live: www.giveasyoulive.com
- All you have to do is download Give as you Live (it is totally secure and it takes only a few seconds to register a password and username) and then you can shop online using the same stores that you already use.
- Easyfundraising: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/moneyformadagascar.
- To raise funds you just log in before you start shopping, using the username and password you have chosen, and up to 15% from each purchase can be donated to Money For Madagascar.