Green Rewards launches new Group Fundraising Accounts scheme for charities! This means that a registered charity is now able to set up a Group Account into which members of the public can automatically donate a percentage of the Green Points they earn by shopping in our Green Shop.
“I know it’s a constant challenge for charities to raise funds for all the wonderful things they want to do, particularly in the current times,” says Graham Simmonds, Founder and Managing Director at Green Rewards, adding, “I hope that other charities will follow the lead taken by our launch partners and take advantage of our Group Accounts scheme; according to a recent report, consumers in the UK are sitting on around £4bn worth of loyalty points and rewards that might never get spent and I don’t want members of our scheme sitting on unspent Green Points – I’d much rather they did something useful with them and donated them to charity.”
There is no cost for charities to set up a Group Account with Green Rewards. Once set up, individuals can choose to automatically donate 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the Green Points they earn to their chosen charity. With over 1,000 products and experiences featured in our Green Shop, every single item in the range has been vetted and approved by an independent Sustainability Advisory Panel to ensure it is genuinely green and ethical, and has a positive impact on the both the planet and society. This Panel includes leading experts in carbon management, waste, ethical fashion, fair trade and sustainability. Every time a customer buys something in the green shop, they earn Green Points – with the launch today of Group Accounts, people can now automatically donate some or all of their Green Points to their chosen charity.
Issy Griffin from Greenpeace Environmental Trust (GET) says, “We’re really excited to be involved in this scheme as we are always keen to encourage our supporters to shop ethically, with a positive impact on the planet. By donating their Green Points to GET, shoppers are also raising much needed funds for our work - as we only accept donations from individuals this really is a win:win situation.”
Trewin Restorick who is one of Al Gore’s Climate Change Ambassadors and founder and chief executive of Global Action Plan adds, “Global Action Plan is always looking at innovative new ways to engage with our audiences and we’re delighted to be involved in this Group Accounts scheme.”
Sharon Johnson, chief executive for award-winning charity Trees for Cities, says, “There are always urban areas where we’d like to be planting trees if we had the funding and this scheme will be a welcome addition to our fundraising activities.”
Jenny Sheriff, Sustrans' Supporter Development Director, said: "As the UK charity that helps give people more choice about the way they travel for their everyday journeys, we're delighted that this scheme gives people more choice about how they shop ethically and sustainably online. It's great that they can support our work as they shop and help us make walking, cycling and public transport use a more realistic option for people all over the UK.'
To find out more about the Group Accounts scheme and how it works, please go to www.greenrewards.co.uk/group_account. Green Rewards sees the scheme rolling out to schools in the UK as phase 2 for Group Accounts.
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