Ten Easy Ways to be Charitable This Christmas


Christmas is a time for giving, and that doesn’t just mean handing out gifts to your friends and family. Of course, present giving is likely to be a big part of your festivities, but you can also raise money for good causes and bring back a little of the true meaning of Christmas by shopping through Give as you Live. Here are ten ways we make it easy to give a little something back to the world.

It’s free

You can join Give as you Live for free. It takes just a few minutes and then you can start shopping from more than 4,200 participating retailers.

Whether you want to buy decorations from Marks and Spencer or food from Asda, you can use the links on our site to visit your chosen retailer and then shop as you usually would. The only difference is that shopping through Give as you Live means that the retailer’s commission will become a charitable donation.

Easy to choose

We make it easy for you to support the charity of your choice. When you sign up, you have the chance to search for a charity, browse our list of featured organisations or support our charity of the month. The features charity list includes the likes of Cats Protection, the Woodland Trust, Born Free Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Samaritan’s Purse.

Different ways to raise

You can choose different ways to generate funds for your favourite charity, either on or offline and using either Give as you Live or our other services.

Favourite stores

You can personalise your shopping homepage and choose your favourite stores. This means that you can access them easily from any device, whenever you want, making raising money and getting your Christmas shopping done easier than ever.

Donation reminders

Even when you’re fraught with festive planning, our donation reminders will ensure that you don’t forget to earn something useful for your chosen good cause.

Shop in store

If you like to browse the bricks and mortar stores at Christmas then you can still raise money through Give as you Live. All you have to do is load up one of our Store cards and spend your money in-store. They also make great gifts!

Give as you get away

Treat yourself or someone else to a festive break or a holiday to get over the festive fun by using our Expedia comparison and raising money for charity at the same time.

Personalised cards

Make those Christmas wishes all the more special with a personalised card which will also raise £1 for charity.

Invite friends

Get your friends shopping using Give as You Live and raise even more money for charity. Every new recruit who raises at least £5 can earn you another £5 for your chosen charity.

Big business

Spread a little Christmas cheer in the workplace by joining forces to raise money for charity as part of your Secret Santa. We can even help you out with marketing material to tell your colleagues all about what you – and we – can do for good causes.