A look back into 2011 and a Happy New Year from Give as you Live


Happy New Year from The Give as you Live team! We would like to thank you for your support throughout 2011 and look forward to raising even more money for charity in 2012.

2011 has been so exciting, we’ve taken Give as you Live from just a download button to a website, that saw offers be introduced to it in the summer and integrating our wish list feature for Christmas, in which Karen Millen and Charlie Condou created and shared their very own.

With over 1,700 retailers now on board, Give as you Live continues to grow month on month and so does our social media community, which has grown significantly over the year and even saw Stephen Fry tweeting about Give as you Live.

Recently we co-ran a Twitter Party with Brit Mums where people were encouraged to tweet about Give as you Live using the hashtag #xmastips and within thirty minutes it was trending worldwide at number two.

You may also remember we designed an infographic to show how much a different Christmas shoppers could make for charities if they shopped online which was published on the Guardian online.

One of our biggest achievements this year is partnering with Vogue for Online Fashion Week, where all purchases made through VOGUE.CO.UK during online fashion week raised money for charity.

On our blog, we launched Gift Guides to help our users find the perfect gift and raise funds for their charity; these were also displayed on Handbag.com, Women In Technology and Mumsnet.

Our Try it and Win competition let people give feedback to us over Facebook, Twitter and our blog and win a trip to Corfu. More recently our £500 wishlist competition saw one user win £500 a week before Christmas and a £500 donation to their charity- Starlight Children’s Foundation.

We’ve passed the £2 million raised for charity this year, so here’s to another million in 2012 (hopefully more!) Help spread the word by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter, the more users we have, the more money raised for charity.

Here’s to a prosperous 2012!