At Genesis we think of donations in three ways: time, money and items (usually furniture/ clothing). But did you know there are alternative ways of giving?
Finance Manager Peter Setterfield recently donated his car through Give a Car to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath! We spoke to him to find out about the process…
“It was very straightforward. I registered on the Monday evening, they called on Tuesday to arrange a collection, and by Thursday it was gone!”
“We had the car for 11 years so it was sad to see it go. It had become like a family friend. We have lots of memories in that car, moving sons to university and back, and holidays in France”.
Time to Go
“It passed its MOT test but then it broke down again immediately after! So we decided it was time to go… I was going to give the old one to my son but I didn’t feel comfortable doing that after all the mechanical problems!”
“I didn’t want the hassle of taking it to the garage and haggling over the price. It was much easier for someone to collect it, and even better if some money can be raised for a good cause!”
Other ways of Giving
You might not have a car/motorbike to donate, but there are plenty of other ways to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath. Many of these can be easily integrated into your everyday shopping habits!
Easyfundraising is the best place to start if you do any online shopping. You can select Genesis Trust as your chosen cause and raise money from over 4000 retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Argos, Booking.com, John Lewis and Ebay.
Big purchases from Christmas shopping, holidays, and insurance result in particularly sizeable donations!
If you shop with Amazon you can purchase from AmazonSmile – same products, same service, but 0.5% of your purchases are donated to the charity of your choice (make it Genesis!). You can ensure AmazonSmile becomes the default Amazon on your browser by installing the free smilematic browser extension.
The best thing about these methods of giving is there is no extra cost to you. The donations come from the retailers as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Visit our Give While You Shop page for more shopping related ideas to raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in Bath.