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Shop with Amazon Smile and transform lives
Shaw Trust have teamed up with Amazon Smile. On eligible purchases, 0.5% of what you spend on Amazon Smile will be donated to Shaw Trust! You’ll still see the same products, same prices, and same shopping features but when you purchase an item you will also be supporting the communities we help. The best part is that it doesn’t cost you anything extra!
To get started with Amazon Smile simply follow the steps below:
- Visit Amazon Smile
- Log in with your Amazon account or create a new acount
- Select Shaw Trust from the list of charities
- Go shopping!
Make sure you bookmark the page so that you are donating to Shaw Trust any time you shop.
From time to time, Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more product/services and provide additional donations to Shaw Trust.
How much of my purchase will Amazon donate?
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
The purchase price is the amount paid for the item or items, minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift-wrapping fees, VAT and service charges, and less any rebates, returns and bad debt.
Can I receive a tax deduction?
Donations are made by Amazon and are not tax deductible by you.
Does AmazonSmile take any portion of donations to fund its operations?
No, Amazon funds the operation of the AmazonSmile Foundation.
Shaw Trust Retail - Charity Shops
Shaw Trust’s charity shops sell new and pre-loved goods that have been donated for resale. We have 30+ retail shops, spread across England and Wales.Find your nearest shop:
Retail's contribution to the Shaw Trust mission:
Shaw Trust retail operations contribute in the following ways:
- Raising funds to support Shaw Trust charitable activities in our Social enterprise projects and community initiatives.
- Offering a wide range of retail volunteering opportunities. Find out more on our volunteering section of our website.
- Offering work experience and skills training for our clients who are seeking to gain valuable experience to further develop their pathway to employment.
How to support us and your local community
Our shops stock clothes, accessories, homeware, media, books and gifts pre-loved and new. Some stores also sell furniture and electrical goods.
Shaw Trust shops are run by staff and over 600 dedicated volunteers across the country.
We would love to have you join our growing retail team.
To get involved, complete our volunteer enquiry form today (opens in new tab or window).
You can also read more about our volunteer programme by visiting the volunteering
section of our website.
Donate & gift aid
We are always in need of high quality donations, we particularly welcome donations of:
- DVDs and Blu-rays
When you donate to a Shaw Trust fundraising shop, you can choose to apply Gift Aid to your donation. That means we can claim an extra 25% on the money we raise from your donation. As a thank you, we’ll give you a Shaw Trust loyalty card
. This entitles you to 20% off the purchase of any donated goods every time you shop with us. You can ask in one of our charity shops for details.
Free national furniture collection service
We’re always looking for good quality furniture and electrical items to sell in our shops. Whether it’s a few things or a house full we’ll usually be able to help. If you believe you could provide some goods to sell in our shops and help raise funds to transform lives, then simply go to our store locator and if you have one of our shops within 20 miles of where you live, e-mail us and we’ll guarantee to get back to you within 2 working days to arrange a pick-up.
Could you be our Corporate Partner?
Shaw Trust is looking to identify and work with Corporate Partners to help us transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK.
Our specialist services help people to gain an education, enter work, develop their career and improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives.
How your company can work with Shaw Trust
- Gifting unwanted stock - Do you have obsolete stock that you could donate for us to use or sell through our charity shops?
- Participate in the 'Big Give' stock donation campaign - Could you encourage your staff to fill a donation sack of clothing, household or media goods for us to resale through our 36 charity shops?
- Cause related marketing initiatives
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits of companies partnering with Shaw Trust, these include:
- Brand impact
- Staff engagement
- Profile and recognition
- Media relations
If you want to know more about how becoming a corporate partner can benefit you, call our Corporate Donations Team on 07870 038519 or email us at email@example.com