Black Friday is nearly here and the sales are already rolling out. We know that times have been difficult for many this year which is why instead of running a sale, this year we’ve decided we would rather give back! We have chosen to donate 10% of all purchases made between Friday 27th of November to the Monday 30th of November to Brighton Food Bank.
As a Lewes based company we thought it is important to give back to our local community which is why we think Brighton Food Bank is a fantastic charity to work with. We are very excited to be able to do this, this year and we hope you feel the same!
Any purchase made already directly helps all of our fantastic artisans in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka but as a UK company we wanted to help those close to home as well.
More About Brighton Food Bank
Brighton Food Bank is a fantastic charity that helps families and individuals who are in times of need. They provide food as well as emotional, physical and spiritual support. They also signpost anyone in need to agencies across the city for expert advice.
Major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Tescos, Co-op and Asda are among the many different businesses that collect food for Brighton Food Bank as well as 58 different churches.
Brighton Food Bank also run a Fuel Aid scheme where they provide heating in the homes of carefully selected families and individuals who are struggling to be able to heat their home. In addition to this, they provide a Start Up Home Pack for those who are being housed for the first time. This consists of some essential items, such as kitchen equipment, a towel and some bedding.
They work closely with churches, schools and supermarkets to make sure the food donations are more specific to their needs.
With a 23% increase in clients in just this past year, Brighton Food Bank is working hard to find other solutions for people in crisis to help such as working with Money Advice Plus and Christians Against Poverty. They aim to work with other agencies to deliver a better service for those who come to them for help.
If you would like to find out more about Brighton Food Bank please click here.
Why We Want to Help
As a family run, Fair Trade business, our number one priority is to help those that may be exploited or may be in difficult situations. We work with many different Fair Trade producers that put people first and that is very important to us. We want to put people first on Black Friday and help those who have been affected by crisis. We hope you feel the same! We would love it if you chose to shop with us this weekend and help us give back to those in need.
Find Out More About Us
Since 2001 we have specialised in selling Fair Trade paper products and unusual eco-friendly gifts made in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. All our products are handmade using locally sourced sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible.
Each item sold helps our artisans and producers continue their fantastic work. Please feel free to check out our Producer page on our site to find out a little more about the wonderful people we work with. If you were intrigued about who exactly made a specific item please feel free to scroll down to ‘Make a Difference’ on any product on the site to learn more about the artisans of that item. Every item purchased helps all our wonderful artisans in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Want to know more? Have a look at our Ethics and Story. If you have a burning question then you are more then welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where our team will respond as soon as possible. Or leave a comment below and let us know what you think!