Curbar School has new way to fundraise – by shopping!
I had the great pleasure of donating £15.70 without giving a penny of my own money last month. How? By purchasing some radiators from B&Q.
Still confused? Read on.
Normally, if you buy something online and have got onto that website from another, such as google, that website is paid a sales commission.
A website called TheGivingMachine has been set up by four fathers of a school in Hertfordshire to do the same thing, but with the twist that you can select a charity to pay the commission to.
So, I thought I would try it out. An hour later (55 minutes of which was spent browsing through the exciting world of radiators) I ended up making my donation.
406 shops are currently on the system. Big names include Amazon, Tesco, Argos, Wickes, John Lewis, Next, and M&S. The commission generated is usually about 2 – 3%. This could add up to some significant income if we all do it.