Charity Christmas Cards (which give the best percent to charity)
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Charity Christmas Cards (which give the best percent to charity)

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Found 22nd Nov 2016
Ok, kind of an odd way to describe a deal but I figure that for those of us that like to buy Christmas Cards where the profit goes to a charity - can I recomend the following links where ALL the profit goes to the charity.

I say this as in previous years some retails hand over 10 pence per PACK .... shameful. Article here via The Guardian

theguardian.com/bus…ich

So, I figured that I could at least post some direct links to the actual charity website rather than giving money to the stores. Here goes (and PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST) ....

I suppose I saw this as 'getting more for your money' if a higher percentage goes to the charity.

Thanks for looking.

Unicef

market.unicef.org.uk/uni…ds/

Oxfam

oxfam.org.uk/sho…rds

Christian Aid (I like this idea)

presentaid.org/the…mas

MacMillan

shop.macmillan.org.uk/Chr…tml

Marie Curie

shop.mariecurie.org.uk/chr…s-2

Parkinsons

parkinsons.org.uk/sho…LRw

Action on Hearing Loss

actiononhearingloss.org.uk/sho…spx

Thanks for looking and .... Merry Christmas Hot UK'ers

5 Comments

Many of these charities have CEOs on 6 figure sums.. cold

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PAULTRD

Many of these charities have CEOs on 6 figure sums.. cold



I think that this is a harsh point to make. Here is a quote from the Oxfam blog which I think sums it up pretty well. I suspect you will not see it the same way

"As former Oxfam CEO Barbara Stocking pointed out on Radio 4 ... [the NGO] .... has a big job by any standards: multitasking between running a 700 shop retail chain, managing 5,000 employees and 20,000 volunteers, a £360m budget and ensuring the safety of staff in some of the riskiest places on earth. It doesn’t always work, as Stocking recalled – for a start, people get killed (on her watch, in Afghanistan)."....For an organization like Oxfam, the challenge is to find the right balance between duty (keeping salaries relatively low in the context) and effectiveness (understanding that the external market has an effect on the likely talent you are having to attract/retain from within and, more importantly, from outside the sector). Are the bashers really saying such a balance is impossible?"

Here is a link to the full article which is worth a quick read

oxfamblogs.org/fp2…te/


PG9999

I think that this is a harsh point to make. Here is a quote from the … I think that this is a harsh point to make. Here is a quote from the Oxfam blog which I think sums it up pretty well. I suspect you will not see it the same way"As former Oxfam CEO Barbara Stocking pointed out on Radio 4 ... [the NGO] .... has a big job by any standards: multitasking between running a 700 shop retail chain, managing 5,000 employees and 20,000 volunteers, a £360m budget and ensuring the safety of staff in some of the riskiest places on earth. It doesn’t always work, as Stocking recalled – for a start, people get killed (on her watch, in Afghanistan)."....For an organization like Oxfam, the challenge is to find the right balance between duty (keeping salaries relatively low in the context) and effectiveness (understanding that the external market has an effect on the likely talent you are having to attract/retain from within and, more importantly, from outside the sector). Are the bashers really saying such a balance is impossible?"Here is a link to the full article which is worth a quick readhttps://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/ok-so-how-much-should-charity-bosses-be-paid-plus-your-chance-to-vote/


I do not agree that a six figure sum is justifiable for a charity CEO and never will. I give my charitable donations directly to the people who need help (I understand that you can't do that with some good causes) so for example I give catering size coffee tins and bags of sugar to homeless charities over the winter to provide hot drinks. 100% of that goes to the homeless.

Original Poster

PAULTRD

I do not agree that a six figure sum is justifiable for a charity CEO and … I do not agree that a six figure sum is justifiable for a charity CEO and never will. I give my charitable donations directly to the people who need help (I understand that you can't do that with some good causes) so for example I give catering size coffee tins and bags of sugar to homeless charities over the winter to provide hot drinks. 100% of that goes to the homeless.



Yes there are different ways of looking at it. I actually think that what you do is really decent but as you say you can't always do that. I suppose given that most do buy Christmas Cards their money night as well go to the cause. What I really object to is the 10 pence a pack going to charity when people wrongly assume a fairer percentage.

thanks for posting
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