Since signing up on the Give as you Live website, my online purchases have led to donations of £267.03 (and counting!) being made to YoungDementia UK and it hasn’t cost me a single penny!
Having registered myself and selected YoungDementia UK as my charity of choice on the Give as you Live website, every time I order things online from major retailers such as Boots, Next, John Lewis and Argos I just go to the Give as you Live website or app first, search for the retailer I want to buy from and they record my online purchase. Based on the value of my purchase, they then make a donation directly to YoungDementia UK without it costing me anything!
And when I do my online food shops from Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Ocado etc I know YoungDementia UK will get a donation. My biggest single donation came when I booked a weekend family caravan break through Hoseasons. The donation may have only been a few pounds, but the pounds soon add up.
As I increasingly shop online for Christmas presents, theatre tickets, items for our home, food, clothes and so on, it is a no brainer for me to do it via Give as you Live. I love the fact that just by doing my online shopping, YoungDementia UK benefits. There is even a toolbar which you can install which reminds you when online shopping with company’s registered with Give as you Live as a little shortcut – it is so simple!
Just think if you, your family and friends signed up to Give as you Live and used it when you’re doing your online shopping, imagine how quickly the pounds would add up? You can register on the Give as you Live website here or download the app from your app store. Why not sign up too and see how much you can raise?