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The John Lewis Partnership has announced the return of Giving Trees to John Lewis and Waitrose stores in the run-up to Christmas.
Last year, the scheme saw customers donate £600,000 for charity, and this year will support the retail group’s Building Happier Futures programme – an ongoing commitment to supporting people who have experienced care.
The Giving Trees will be at every main till point in John Lewis’ Cheadle store. While in-store, customers can shop and give back to the community at the same time by picking up a gift tag from the tree and taking it to the checkout, where they can directly donate the amount they’d like.
The donation tags range from £2 to £25, and after you scan it with your shopping, the donation is split between the Partnership’s Building Happier Futures charity partners: Action for Children, Who Cares? Scotland and Home-Start UK.
Lindsey Crompton, Sustainability & Ethics Lead, Social Impact & Health, said,
“Our ambition to build happier futures for Care Experienced people is at the very heart of our purpose. We’re so grateful that our thoughtful customers care as greatly about this as we do, helping to generate vital funds this Christmas to support young people’s lives for the better.”