We all want to give to charity but sometimes small barriers can stop people, so we decided to take one of these barriers away and let you make a donation in our checkout, no forms to fill in or extra card details to enter, it simply gets added to your total basket and 100% of the money you choose to donate goes directly to the charity you choose to support.
You can donate as much as you want, even just a small donation will quickly mount up to give the charities we support a huge boost, which could genuinely make a difference.
URGENT - Indonesia Emergency Appeal
On 28th September, an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and entire communities have been decimated. More than 1,300 people have died and hundreds of thousands of survivors are now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. DEC member charities and their Indonesian partners are working closely with national authorities to provide food, clean water, first aid and shelter, while helping survivors to cope with the trauma of the last few days.
Please visit the DEC site to donate or leave a donation in our checkout with your order to help now.
Thanks to your generous donations in 2017, you raised an incredible £40,466.59 for DEC campaigns such as the East Africa Crisis Appeal and Myanmar Emergency Appeal.
Charity donations in 2017
Your generosity in 2017 also helped Ethical Superstore raise a huge amount for charity:
|Charity name||Donations in 2017|
|DEC - Disasters Emergency Committee||£40,466.59|
|Whale and Dolphin Conservation||£1,492.07|
|Medecins sans Frontieres||£3,521.66|
|Newcastle Food Bank||£1,013.47|
|Carbon Offset: Trees for Life||£14,506|
Donating through the checkout
Making a donation with your order is easy, simply select a charity from the drop down menu in the Delivery Methods & Options page in the checkout and enter an amount below to make your donation. This will be added to your final total.
Whilst we do everything we can to be an environmentally friendly business there is always a carbon cost to running a retail business. This is why we have added a quick and easy option to make a £1 'eco delivery' donation to Trees for Life to help support their environmental conservation work restoring the native Caledonian forest and important habitats.
The charities you can donate to in the checkout:
Newcastle West End Food Bank:
The Newcastle West End Food bank opened in March 2013 and is now the largest foodbank in the UK feeding more than 40,000 people in the last year. Donations made to the Food Bank are sent as food items they request; the amount is totalled up and we add a further 20% to this.
Disasters Emergency Appeal:
Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella organisation which launches and coordinates responses to major disasters overseas. It enables the British public to donate to British aid agencies who can help with urgent humanitarian aid requirements.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation:
Whale and Dolphin Conservation is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Medecins sans Frontiers:
Medecins sans Frontieres is an international network of volunteers, field projects and offices aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and other disasters.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals - they are the UK's leading animal welfare charity. The RSPCA were instrumental in campaigning for and raising awareness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and prosecute those who abuse animals.
Amnesty International campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.
Our Food Bank offer for 'Black Friday'
For the third year running we have offered something more positive on Black Friday instead of simply encouraging people to spend money they don’t have on products they don’t really need.
With every order over £30 on Black Friday we donated a grocery product to the Newcastle West End Food Bank. Thanks to the efforts of our customers we sent over £5,370 worth of food and essentials to the Food Bank in time for the difficult Christmas period.
For Black Friday 2018, for a week we will again be donating an item direct to the Newcastle West End Food Bank with every order placed over £30. Since we started this Black Friday Promotion we have donated over 7,000 products to people who need them.
Food bank usage has risen dramatically in the last few years, between April and September 2016 Trussel Trust foodbanks across the UK distributed 519,342 three day emergency food suppliers to people in crisis compared to 506,369 in the same period the previous year. Out of these 188,584 went to children.
For more information and to find out how you can help visit www.trusselltrust.org.
Remember you can make a donation to the Newcastle West End Food Bank in our checkout and we’ll contribute a further 20%.