There are lots of ways to give to Sands other than straightforward donations. Here are some schemes to think about.
Convert you scrap car into money for Sands. You can choose to donate all the proceeds, or give us half and keep half for yourself.
1. Contact Giveacar (www.giveacar.co.uk or 020 7736 4242)
Fill in their form or call the office - All they need is a couple of minutes to go through your details. Once they have your approval, a collection agent will call you in order to arrange a convenient pick-up time.
2. Your car is picked up
A tow truck usually arrives within three days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to 10 days. You can ensure a fast collection by also submitting an email address.
3. Your donation is made
Your car is sent to scrap or auction. Giveacar then donate the proceeds, after administrative costs, to Sands. They send you a receipt for your donation, and so will we. If you have chosen to donate half the value of your car, your receipt letter from Giveacar will also contain a cheque for half the donation amount.
How much can I raise?
Every car is different, but they all will create a valuable donation. Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels don't add to the donation). If your car is roadworthy, Giveacar may be able to raise more by selling it at auction. They deal with hundreds of cars, so know how to get the best value – often trade prices that are higher than private sales.
Is it really worth it?
YES. Every vehicle is worth something, and not just cars – Giveacar takes ride-on lawnmowers, farm machinery, vans, motorbikes and lorries as well. It’s an easy way to get rid of a problem and raise money for Sands, and at no cost to you.
EVERYCLICK FOR SANDS
Surf, search and support - we have teamed up with everyclick.com, the Internet search engine with a big difference - it donates half its revenues to charity!
It does not cost us, or you, a penny. Just make http://www.everyclick.com/uk/sands your home page or add it to your favourites and make sure you use it whenever you search the web.
GIVE AS YOU LIVE
Give as you Live is an incredibly easy way to support Sands in your everyday life.
It is an online shopping scheme and app that turns every purchase our supporters make online into potential funds to ensure we can continue our important support and research work. Whether you buy a book from Amazon or a holiday from First Choice, a portion of every purchase you make online can come to the Sands, at no extra cost to you.
When you sign up to Give as you Live or download the app, you can shop online with thousands of stores and raise money for us with every purchase, at no cost to you. Some of the biggest names in online retailing work with Give as you Live, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, LoveFilm and Virgin Travel, and because the donation comes from them, you don’t pay a penny more than the asking price.
SELL FOR SANDS
Clean out your cupboards and help Sands - now you can sell practically anything on eBay and donate from 10% to 100% of the final sale to support our vital work.
The eBay for Charity service is free and is a simple way to make a contribution while also making something for yourself. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you'd like to give to Sands and what percentage you'd like for yourself.
Choosing an eBay for charity listing will also give your listing and our work extra exposure. eBay for Charity listings are the same as any other eBay listing, except for the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon in search results and your chosen charity's mission statement and logo in your listing. This means your listing can be seen by everyone who searches through eBay.co.uk. It'll also get extra visibility through the eBay for Charity pages.
Earn fee credits
Every time you list an item for charity, you’ll get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage you donate. So if you donate 50% of your selling price to a charity, eBay will waive 50% of your fees. You can choose to donate between 10% to 100% of the sale price of your item. You can also choose to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.
The scheme is run by eBay in partnership with the charity PayPal Giving Fund (formerly MissionFish).