Support us when shopping
A great way to raise funds for us – and one of the easiest ways – is to shop online.
From the comfort of your own home or when you’re on the go and have to quickly buy a last minute present – you will could automatically donate to us every time you buy something online at no extra cost to you.
We have two easy ways to shop for us:
How does AmazonSmile work?
Start at smile.amazon.co.uk
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features. Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity.
How do I get Amazon smile?
If you already have an Amazon account, you can begin shopping instantly. Simply visit smile.amazon.co.uk to get started. Remember to do this every time you shop.
Log in to your Amazon account and search Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington & County Durham) in the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar
Select Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington & County Durham)
You’ll receive an email from Amazon and you’re ready to shop
Making a purchase
Shop as you normally would, knowing each purchase you make also makes a life changing difference to someone.
How to use Smile on the Amazon app
The main thing to note with Amazon Smile is you always need to purchase your items through smile.amazon.co.uk rather than the main Amazon site. If you use the Amazon app we have some handy hints below:
Shop on the app as you would normally, adding items to your basket. Before you checkout, switch to smile.amazon.co.uk on your mobile browser to complete the process.
If you use an Apple device
Visit smile.amazon.co.uk in your Safari browser
Tap the share button and scroll right to select ‘add to Home Screen’
Click add and then delete your old Amazon app.
Once you’ve selected your chosen charity, Amazon Smile saves it – and you begin to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse throughout Darlington & County Durham at no extra cost to you.
How much does AmazonSmile donate?
Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.
All Amazon charity donations to RSACC will help us to ensure support for survivors of abuse throughout Darlington and County Durham.
How does easyfundraising work?
Start at easyfundraising.org.uk
If you want to do your regular online shop, buy a pair of shoes, an item of clothing, houselhold goods in fact anything you need, instead of going direct to the retailer website you go to the easyfundraising.org.uk website first – and select The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington & Co. Durham) CIO and raise money for us with the click of a button at no extra cost to you.
Making a purchase
Click from the Easy Fundraising site through to your chosen retailer to make your purchase.
Then get your donation
When you have made your purchase the retailer will make a donation (the amount specified by the retailer) to our cause as a thank you for shopping with them. There will be no extra charge for your purchase and Easy Fundraising will collect these donations for us. Brilliant! It really is easy – just please remember to do this every time you shop.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is.