Hearing Help Essex selected to benefit from the John Lewis Chelmsford Community Matters Scheme
Do you shop at John Lewis in Chelmsford?
We are thrilled to have been selected to benefit from the stores Community Matters scheme in August, September and October 2019.
If you shop there, please remember to pick up a token and vote for Hearing Help Essex!
Information from John Lewis:
Community Matters is our charitable giving scheme that runs throughout John Lewis & Partners shops. You’ll come across a similar scheme at your local Waitrose & Partners too.
Every 3 months each shop selects 3 community groups or charities to help. Customers are directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group receives, by using a token to vote for the organisation they’d like to support.
Each shop has £3000 per quarter to donate, which is shared between the charities according to the proportion of the vote they’ve received from customers. For example, if a charity receives 31% of the votes, it receives a £910 donation.
Charities will receive support in whichever way will benefit them the most, either in the form of products, volunteering time from Partners, or as cash. Financial support for good causes in this way amounts to over £0.5 million a year.
The Community Matters boxes are located in cafes, restaurants or customer collection points in each shop. You can collect a token to donate every time you shop, and you’ll see regular updates in store of how the donations have been awarded.