Foundation Launches #EasyGiving Campaign

Life can be hard but giving to The Big Issue Foundation can be easy! Did you know that many of your everyday activities can help support our work at no extra cost to you? Today we are launching our #EasyGiving campaign to show you just how easy it can be to support our work.

We understand that not everyone can commit to a regular donation and not everyone has the time to volunteer at events. But if you can’t give your time or your money then what can you give?

We’re working with a range of partners to make giving easy. Find out to turn your everyday actions into much needed funds for The Big Issue Foundation.

Shopping

Give As You Live – Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,300 top stores and raise free funds for charity. It works a bit like a cashback website where the dividends are sent straight to us.

Amazon Smile - When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll have the same experience as shopping at amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk and choose us as the charity you wish to support.

Selling

eBay for Charity – Having a clear out and want to get rid of some stuff? eBay for Charity auctions enable you to sell your stuff and donate between 10% and 100% of the total selling price to us! Your auction also gets a special charity ribbon to help it stand out from the crowd.

Recycling

Charity Car - Charity Car allows you to turn your old car into the maximum cash donation for the charity of your choice. That means 100% of your car's market value if it's ready to be recycled will be donated to the Big Issue Foundation. Charity Car will collect your car for free and issue your DVLA Certificate of Destruction, freeing you of any liability.

Searching

Savoo – Use Savoo as your search engine when looking for a bargain online and they will donate 1p for every search!

Gifting

Don’t Send Me A Card – E-card experts Don’t Send Me A Card let you send e-cards for special occasions, and donate the cost equivalent of sending printed greeting cards to us. On top of supporting us, it’s also better for the environment - you’ll be saving trees and reducing your carbon footprint.

Facebook Fundraisers – Any time you are celebrating an occasion a Facebook Fundraiser is a great way to take the hassle for your loved ones of figuring out what to get you and even better Facebook don’t charge us any fees!

We are always trying to find more easy ways for you to support our work – check out the #EasyGiving page of our website to check out all the ways you can help!

We are grateful to Content Creatures who kindly created the animation to support our #EasyGiving campaign. Content Creatures is an award-winning branded content and animation studio. Since launching in 2014, their collaborative studio of directors, producers, designers and animators have created content for some of the world’s leading brands as well as market specialists and start-ups. The whole team at Content Creatures are very proud of the animated #EasyGiving video they have created for The Big Issue Foundation.

Brett Davey, Joint Managing Director and Executive Creative Director at Content Creatures said: “From the outset, everyone in the studio was excited by this project. It was a great brief that gave us the freedom to deliver the kind of characterful animated video we love working on, for a client whose work and message we all believed in”

The animation certainly made the whole fundraising team smile and were delighted to find such a great match in Content Creatures who not only understood our mission but wholeheartedly supported us. Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, said:

“We were delighted when they reached out to us to offer creative skills and input into promoting an area of our work. We gave the team an open brief and they more than came up trumps. I am delighted with the wonderfully professional and creative execution of this project and am sure it will help us raise vital fund to support or work helping Big Issue vendors to move forwards and regain their independence. Thank you all so much.”

We would also like to extend our thanks to Game Of Thrones star, Paul Kaye, represented by Yakety Yak, whose donated his time to record a voiceover for the video.

#EasyGiving provides you with easy ways to support The Big Issue Foundation with minimal effort and no extra cost to you. Check out all the everyday ways you can support us here.

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