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Together we’ve raised £2,000,000!

22/07/2011

Late last night we passed a fantastic milestone – together, we have now raised over £2,000,000 for deserving causes.

It is because of our users that we’ve been able to raise so much for so many causes.

Our sincere thanks to everyone that has helped us to reach this goal by shopping online with Give as you Live and other Everyclick products.

£2,000,000 is a lot of money, but that is just the beginning! Over the coming months we plan to continue improving our technology including Give as you Live, helping to ensure our users can raise as much as possible.

However, to continue to improve we need your help. We would like you to tell us how you think we can improve Give as you Live. It is only with your feedback that we can continue to improve, raising millions more for deserving causes.

Send us your feedback and each week the person that posts the most useful feedback will win a weekend break away.

Thank you again to everyone who has helped us to raise more than £2,000,000 for UK causes – here’s to many more millions.

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The Give as you Live™ App is launched

03/12/2010

With the Give as you Live™ App you can shop through your favourite stores and use your favourite search engines, including Google, Yahoo and Bing. And with no price mark up on anything you buy through the App, Give as you Live™ really is shopping but better.

Christmas is just around the corner so instead of wasting your time waiting in never ending queues, battling with crowds and feeling more bah-humbug than merry, you can complete all of your Christmas shopping from the comforts of your home and raise funds for your favourite cause at the same time. With Give as you Live™ you can make your Christmas a little merrier by raising funds with every gift you buy online. To be one of the first to download the App, go to www.giveasyoulive.com

Featured Fundraiser: Charmaine Jacobs

10/09/2010

This week, our featured fundraiser is Charmaine Jacobs, who completed a 12,000ft Tandem Skydive last Friday.

The dive was in support of Rushey Green Time Bank, who Charmaine works for. The charity aims to empower local residents to improve their own health and sense of well-being.

Charmaine is just a few pounds away from her £1,000 target, and has raised over £250 offline as well. We hope she had an unforgettable day and that she reaches and exceeds her target.

Featured Fundraiser: Sharan Jaswal

19/07/2010

Dipen Patel

This weeks Featured Fundraiser is Sharan Jaswal who has managed to raise an astonishing £3,377.00 in just 6 days after receiving donations from 28 generous supporters.

The money is being raised in memory of Sharan’s dear friend Dipen Patel who passed away in March 2010. Dipen spent his time volunteering as a mentor for two teenagers at his local Watford YMCA. Julia Collar, Head of Youth Development at the Watford YMCA remembers Dipen;

“…he was an extraordinary man and made such a difference to the lives of the two young people he mentored…”

We wish Sharan all the best in continuing to raise money towards Dipen’s memory.

Give a little extra help to charities at Christmas

09/12/2009

There are plenty of ways to give extra help to charities this Christmas, so make room on your Christmas list for some of the ideas listed below.

The economic downturn has sadly meant that more people will find it difficult to celebrate Christmas this year but thankfully charities are working overtime to spread seasonal cheer to those who need it most.

Give a little of your time

Crisis is running its Crisis Christmas programme this year and will set up a large number of temporary shelters in buildings loaned to them for the Christmas period. They are looking for volunteers to man these shelters.

Shop online and donate at the same time

Whilst doing your Christmas shopping the easy way, make sure you complete it through a site such as Everyclick where a percentage of the cost of your basket will go to your charity. You can still buy all the big name brands you’re looking for, but raise money at the same time.

High street collections

Although more and more of us are shopping online at Christmas, if you go into town you may have the chance to make a donation to a patient volunteer who is braving the cold and shaking a tin. Alternatively, charities such as the Salvation Army have bins which are hosted by local businesses in which you can place toys and gifts.

Send e-cards and help a charity

Everyclick’s Christmas campaign ‘Considerate Christmas‘ allows you to make a donation (minimum £5) to your charity and send up to 100 e-cards to your friends and family. Alternatively you can let the recipient decide which charity should get your donation by sending it as a voucher.

This way you help your charity, save the cost and waste of paper cards, don’t have to rely on Royal Mail and help the environment too. An Everyclick voucher also makes a great ethically-minded Christmas present.

Toys for children’s charities

Just because your children have outgrown toys doesn’t mean that they have to be thrown away – sending them to a landfill site could waste the joy that they could bring to another child. Such recycyling can ensure a greener Christmas.

Of course you can always check out whether your local children’s hospital or hospice is looking for toy donations so you can know exactly where your contribution is going.

Help charities who help those in need in the community

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) is running a Christmas hamper campaign to help people who “for many years helped produce food for the nation and now need our help.”

Through the years the majority of Rabi’s help has been targeted at elderly or disabled people who have worked in farming.

Reuse and recycle

Even if you can’t afford to make a donation or give gifts you can still donate to charity at Christmas by making use of the things you receive during this season of goodwill to all.

Christmas cards are a good example. The Woodland Trust is running a campaign to recycle them and is inviting the public to use recycling boxes at WHSmith, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer stores throughout January.

In January 2009 the Trust recycled 59 million cards which raised enough money to enable them to plant 14,000 trees.

And above all, you can help your charity every day by searching the web with Everyclick and raising money for free!