Whenever you go shopping online, you can get those shops to make a small donation to either the Friends of Whitefield (FOWS) or the Joseph Clarke Trust thanks to EasyFundraising – and now Amazon Smile
It costs you absolutely nothing, you simply sign up and go shopping online. Both Joseph Clarke Trust and Friends of Whitefields are registered charities that do excellent work running events and raising money to provide extras for students at the two schools. You can find out more about what FOWS does here and Joseph Clarke Trust here.
Want to help? Of course you do. It's simple
1. Signing up for Easyfundraising
Either go to
- www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/josephclarke - Joseph Clarke Trust or
- www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fowschool - Friends of Whitefield Schools
and signup up.
2. Optional - get the the donation reminder
Usually you have to remember to visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk before you do your shopping and find place you're about to spend money at in the directory and click on it.
That's a faff and it's easy to forget, so download the Donation Reminder browser plugin and install it. You might normally be dubious about adding toolbars to your browser, but this little plugin works well to remind you whenever you visit a website that will donate to the school. It will even show which shops in your Google searches will donate most.
5. or maybe you're a mobile shopper?
If you shop on your mobile phone, there are Easyfundraising apps for both Android and iPhone that make shopping a snap. You can find them in the app store.
6. That's it
The sheer number and variety of companies that will donate is huge - there are over 3,000 of them. There’s more than just shopping - insurance, travel firms, hotels, utlities - lots of companies will give FOWS or Joseph Clarke Trust a small cut of the amount that you pay.
7. Signing up for Amazon Smile
The only downside of the Easyfundraising Reminder toolbar is that it doesn't work with Amazon, but that's OK because the company has its own 'Smile' scheme that donates 0.5% of what you spend to the Friends of Whitefield.
Just visit smile.amazon.co.uk and choose Friends of Whitefield as your charity (Search for 'Whitefield' to find us – for various weird reasons it will show us as being based in Margate(!))
Then, whenever you shop on Amazon use smile.amazon.co.uk It's exactly the same as normal Amazon, except money goes to the charity use choose.
You use Amazon's mobile app, we won't receive any donation, so delete the app and make a shortcut to smile.amazon.co.uk on your phone's homescreen.
Thank you for your help