What are charity subscription boxes?
Charities are having to become more inventive in how they raise money. Many now offer subscriptions that in return for your donation provide a monthly reward or treat. The charity gets the donations they need to continue their good work, and you get a little thanks each month in a mutually beneficial relationship.
There are many of these subscription boxes available from a wide range of charities so there should be something that aligns with the issues that are important to you. They also cater for a variety of audiences with some designed for kids, some for adults, and still others catering to companies looking to reward their employees with charitable gifts.
Over the last year, we’ve tried a couple from charities that are important to us and here’s some idea of what you can expect should you decide to sign up.
Alzheimer’s Society: Brain Workout
You can choose how much you want to donate, from a minimum of £6. Each month you will then receive a “Brain Workout” small booklet of puzzles to help keep your brain active. Your donation will then be going to help fund services for those with dementia and research into dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Society have partnered with Take a Break Puzzle Magazines to provide a variety of puzzles, with a good variety each month. These include all of the classics such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku, word search etc so there is always something that you’ll enjoy.
Keeping your brain active is known to help battle the onset of dementia and this is a great way to do that, whilst helping the charity at the same time.
You can see more information and subscribe through this link:
For a minimum monthly donation of £7.50, you will receive a Pause box each month that will help you take a pause to focus on your personal wellbeing. Your donation will help Mind provide support and advice for people experiencing mental health problems and to be there for those who need them.
On opening each box you’re presented with a package wrapped in tissue. Each contains all the equipment you need for that months pause exercise, a note with a thought around gratitude, wellness or similar, and some information on how your donations are being used.
Each exercise is generally themed around a crafting or making exercise with examples including Oragami, tealights, Pom-poms and letter writing (as in the image above). There is a great variety and range of activities that will allow you to take some personal time and relax whilst you complete them.
You can see more information and subscribe through either of these links:
If you want to explore some other options to donate, some additional examples can be found on these sites, or simply search for “charity subscription box” via your favourite search engine.