Black Friday is tomorrow (24 November), swiftly followed by Cyber Monday and #GivingTuesday. A number of organisations are using Black Friday for good as well as running price promotions, and donating some or all of their own profits to charity. Some charities are putting on their own promotions too. Here’s a round up of some of the activity going on.
1. Ethical Superstore
Ethical Superstore is pledging to donate items to Newcastle Foodbank for every order it receives over £30 from 21 November until midnight on 28 November. The Gateshead store offers a range of ethical alternatives to household and grocery products. 2017 will mark the third year of this campaign which has seen over 3,700 items worth £4,000 donated to date.
Our Food Bank Friday offer has launched. 20% off your order and we donate an item to @WEFoodbank with every order over £30!
Visit: https://t.co/9X3Qbjm0h6#foodbank #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/P9uqKfan5z
— Ethical Superstore (@ethicalstore) November 21, 2017
We want to be part of sustainable consumption. That is why we are involved on Everlasting Friday with IVALO!
— Crea Iloa Oy (@CreaIloa) November 20, 2017
As well as offering its customers savings, Slumbersac is donating a percentage of its profits to charity on Black Friday as part of its ongoing partnership with B1G1. It is giving the money to three B1G1 projects, based in Kenya, Cambodia, and Moldova, including this blindness prevention programme: Giving the Gift of Sight to a Child in Need.
#charitytuesday – Don't forget Black Friday: You Save, We Give! @B1G1
@londonmums #YouSaveWeGive #BlackFridayCharity #slumbersac #BlackFriday #BlackFriday2017 #charity #giving https://t.co/7C8oPfiPGU pic.twitter.com/IOsCDrrHHt
— Slumbersac (@slumbersacuk) November 21, 2017
4. One Mama One Shed
This Black Friday I won't be indulging in discount shopping mayhem, instead I'll be giving to charity, a charity very close to the heart of my family. If you want to give a little this Christmas you can also support @alzheimerssoc by buying from https://t.co/wPQo4FrKeN on Friday. pic.twitter.com/qcF2avlYXw
— One Mama One Shed (@OneMamaOneShed) November 22, 2017
5. Great Outdoors Galway
— GreatOutdoors Galway (@OutdoorsGalway) November 8, 2017
6. Pretty Luscious Lippy
@SouthendNHSCh @SouthendNHS A Black Friday deal with a difference – 5% of any orders taken and paid for on Friday will be donated to the Special Baby Care Unit which is @SOUTHENDVOX charity of the year. pic.twitter.com/bo0j6oDGdg
— PrettyLusciousLippy (@PLusciousLippy) November 22, 2017
— Montezuma's Chocolates (@montezumas) November 21, 2017
Lots of charities are also reminding people to shop through AmazonSmile on Black Friday to earn them a donation. Shoppers just have to select a charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to it.
— National Autism Assn (@NationalAutism) November 22, 2017
Savoo, which lets consumers donate to charities for free when they shop through its search engine, is donating double for every purchase made by its customers.
Black Friday is nearly here and our friends at @savoo are donating double on every purchase made by their customers. This means 100% commission on every purchase will go straight back to Rainbow Trust if you select us as your charity of choice when you register! pic.twitter.com/8lj8bbch84
— Rainbow Trust (@RainbowTrustCC) November 22, 2017
Oxfam is running a five-day promotion with its Black Five-Day Sale, discounting items in its online shop from 23- 27 November. The price discount moves from 40% to 5% across the event.
11. WWF UK
WWF is thanking its supporters with an offer of a 20% discount off all products for its panda-inspired Black & White Friday event, along with free postage and packing. The offer is valid from 22-27 November.
12. 52 Lives
“UK kindness charity” 52 Lives is inviting people to donate via its Amazon wish lists on Black Friday to help vulnerable parents and children across the UK this Christmas.
Set up in 2013 by Jaime Thurston, 52 Lives is a charity which aims to connect people in need directly with strangers who want to help every week of the year.
— Jaime Thurston (@jaimethurston) November 23, 2017
Five projects have so far been selected to receive gifts available to buy from the wish lists:
- Emmeline’s Pantry
- Sutton Women’s Centre
- Berkshire Women’s Aid
- St. Richard’s School in Hanworth
- Camberley All Night Cafe for the Homeless.
The Amazon Wish Lists range from toys and books to beauty products and clothing.
For every 3 videos you watch on WeGiveIt on Black Friday the company will donate £1.00 to charity.
- Alternatives to Black Friday launches with opportunities for charity participation (8 February 2017)
- How some retailers are using Black Friday for fundraising and social good (25 November 2015)
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