The only multi-charity gift card is a social enterprise that helps people give more sustainably, buy more consciously and support good causes.
Dove House are now accepting 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.
Dove House Hospice is now selling and accepting it in its 35 shops, which provides a range of specialist services for people across Hull and East Yorkshire with a progressive life-limiting illness.
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 Shelter, Marie Curie, 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
The Charity Shop Gift Card is a member of Social Enterprise UK, and the Gift Card and Voucher Association.
Marisa Head, Head of Retail at Dove House Hospice, said: “We’re thrilled to join the gift card scheme at a time when more and more people are choosing to buy in our shops. The gift card provides a sustainable gift for our supporters and with 35 shops across the region, there’s plenty of choice to spend the cards at the same time as making a real difference to local families needing hospice care.”
Lee Fellows, Co-founder of The Charity Shop Gift Card, said: “It’s great to be welcoming Dove House Hospice shops to the gift card scheme. There are now over a thousand shops that accept the gift card across the UK, providing a great range of options for customers to spend their cards. As well as a great sustainable gift, the scheme generates important funds for the participating charities to help deliver services that help so many people.
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