The only multi-charity gift card is a social enterprise that helps people give more sustainably, buy more consciously and support good causes.
PHOTO CAPTION: Featured in the photo are Beverly Smith, Diane Clark and Sam Evans from the Buckley shop.
Nightingales House Hospice is now part of The Charity Shop Gift Card — the only nationally accepted, multi-retailer gift card that can be spent exclusively in charity shops.
The Charity Shop Gift Card is a not-for-profit that has been developed and launched in association with the Charity Retail Association.
Nightingale House Hospice is now selling and accepting the gift card in all of its Nightingales branded shops now.
With Nightingale House Hospice needing over £4m per year to fund its services for the people in the region, its hoped that the gift card will help generate more footfall and revenue for its retail shops.
The gift card for good is being accepted by regional charities in most areas of the UK and in the national network of shops run by Sense, Marie Curie, Shelter, Crisis, YMCA and The Children’s Society.
The scheme will support the growing second-hand revolution, which is helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. It will also help national and regional charities boost their own income by giving them their first collective opportunity to tap into the £7billion-a-year gift card market.
The Charity Retail Association has 450 members with 9,000 shops, and together they are already diverting over 300,000 tonnes of textiles away from landfill and contributing over £300million to help fund the work of their parent charities.
As a social enterprise, a minimum of 65% of the gift card scheme’s surplus will go towards funding charity gift cards for good causes to donate to the communities they are supporting.
The gift cards themselves are recyclable and compostable and are available from participating charities and at supermarkets and other major high street retailers. They can be purchased as e-vouchers from www.thecharityshopgiftcard.co.uk,