Give As You Live
Fundraising for our choir
Give As You Live enables charities to receive money extracted as a small percentage from participating retail sales you make on the internet. These retail firms include Amazon, M&S, eBay, Tesco and over 4100 other companies.
Monmouth Choral Society is registered with Give As You Live.
You, your family and your friends as all welcome to join the scheme and support the choir.
How the scheme works
The first time you use the Give As You Live scheme you must register at Give As You Live. State that the charity you wish to support is 'Monmouth Choral Society', Click on 'Support Us' and you will be asked for a few personal details, none of which is confidential, and a password of your choice. You are then registered. This creates your portal to Give As You Live.
You are given easy-to-understand information about the organisation, the money so far raised and an idea of what institutions benefit, e.g. church funds, primary schools, Oxfam, etc.
When you wish to purchase something, say, through M&S, you go Give As You Live and then choose the outlet through which you wish to make your purchase (for example M&S). You are then automatically forwarded to the usual M&S website and you make your purchase in the normal way.
Subsequently you will receive an email telling you how much you have contributed to Monmouth Choral Society. I, as Treasurer, am informed every month how much in total has been contributed by members, but am not told who, individually, has contributed what.
Periodically, you will receive emails from Give As You Live informing you of current bargains. If, for example, you change your energy supplier or insurance company, or wish to book holidays or have grocery deliveries, please book via Give As You Live and you will be making a particularly valuable contribution to our finances.
It is a brilliant scheme and is completely transparent.
You lose nothing and the retailer has made a charitable contribution … to us!
Please do use this scheme for your internet purchases and help us to raise valuable funds at the same time.