Do you shop on-line? If you do, the chances are the web sites you shop with are part of a fundraising scheme called “Give as You Live”. Hundreds of stores, including Argos, Amazon, Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S, Boots, EBay, Debenhams, Waitrose and many more, are in the scheme. In return for people shopping on line, these stores will make a small donation to a nominated charity; and small donations mount up, if enough people are involved.
We have registered our Shanti Nagar St Andrew’s Trust with the scheme. This means that, whenever someone who has nominated our charity as the one to receive donations in respect of their purchases, shops with one of these major stores, we will receive a donation. You don’t pay any more for the items you buy, so belonging to the scheme is totally free and yet the charity benefits!
To find out more about the scheme, visit www.giveasyoulive.com .
In order to earn money back for Shanti Nagar, or some other charity which you support, you simply need to register with the scheme, which involves giving your name, email address and a password – no more than that. You will then be asked to nominate a charity you wish to support. Having done that, whenever you are about to buy something on line, you simply log in to www.giveasyoulive.com to access your store’s web site. The store will give commission to Give as You Live, who in return will put money directly into the charity’s bank account. It is as easy as that!
As I said above, the more people who participate in the scheme, the more their charity will benefit. We are not encouraging people to begin shopping online, but asking those who already do so, to shop via the Give as You Live website and thus earn cash-back for charity, at no cost to themselves.
I have already signed up – why not join me?
Martin B, St Andrew’s