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Charity: The Alcohol & Drug Service
Charity number: 1108595
Description: We're a charity that provides services for people with drug and alcohol problems. We deliver effective interventions for alcohol addiction and drug addiction in Yorkshire, Humberside & Lincolnshire. At ADS, we offer a confidential, professional and modern approach to helping people with alcohol and drug problems. With over 30 years experience we have built significant expertise and understanding of substance misuse. We know that recovery is difficult, but we also know that it is possible and that's where we can help. Donations are vital to The Alcohol & Drug Service particularly in these uncertain economic times as although our mainstream services are commissioned there are so many extra innovative things we do which we do not get any funding for. Over the last year alone we have worked hard to set up and run various service user led recovery groups and cafes, we've organized three recovery events which included a sponsored walk and we've purchased an allotment for service users to grow vegetables. This is to name just a few. The value of these extra activities to the service user is invaluable. In the words of one who is a regular at the allotment, "Thanks for all the help and support over the last couple of months, life changing".
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Give as you Live Online is a free and easy way to raise money for your favourite charity, just by shopping online.
Once you've signed up, you can browse our website for the store you want to shop with. Click 'shop & raise' to go to their website, then continue to shop as normal.
We'll then email you within 1-7 days to let you know how much you've raised.
You can support any of the 200,000 UK-registered charities.
Our charities range from big national charities to local schools, churches and social groups.
The donation amount varies from store to store. Most of the time you raise a percentage of what you spend - between 1% and 10% - whilst sometimes it's a fixed amount.
With some stores there are different rates or restrictions depending on what you buy - you can see more information on each store's page on our website.
Yes! You don't pay anything extra for your shopping, the donation is made at no extra cost to you.
It's also completely free for your charity. There are no joining or payment fees, so 100% of the donation will reach the charity.
We pay charities once a month by BACS via our payment partner, The Online Foundation.
You can view the status of every donation within your account. A donation will typically move from 'pending' to 'approved' to 'paid' over the course of a few months.
As a "thank you" for sending them sales and customers, our stores pay us a commission.
We use this commission to make a donation to your chosen charity.
We donate 50% of the commission we receive, with the other 50% used to fund the on-going development of Give as you Live Online, which is free to all charities and users.
All donation amounts we display represent the amount the charity will receive - a 5% donation means a 5% donation!
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