Waitrose Community Matters Donations – Supporting Local Charities and Good Causes
Community Matters is a Waitrose scheme that supports local charities and good causes. Also known as the ‘green tokens’ scheme. Every Waitrose shop selects three local causes a month (nominated by the local community) to receive a share of a £1,000 donation from Waitrose. Since 2008 we have donated over £24 million to more than 71,500 good causes (as of January 2016). Theses donations really make a difference to local communities, and help shops to engage with their local communities, from supporting youth sports to providing care for people suffering with life threatening illnesses.
To get involved simply post a green token (provided to you on completion of your shopping trip in Waitrose) into the community Matters box of this month’s local good causes.
In May your Waitrose Branch in Ringwood supported the following good causes through community Matters Donations:
Schools & Community Groups: £200
Ringwood Family Fun Day: £200
Dorset Myeloma Support: £600
In our community matters this month are:
Wellbeing of Women, Ringwood
Friends of the New Forest
Avon Valley Concerts Music Society
From everyone at Waitrose and The Furlong we would all like to say a very big THANK YOU.