The Charity Vouchers service began in 2002. Anglia Giving, which is a non-profit company (Limited by Guarantee), runs the service. It was specifically set up to to raise funds for UK charities.
Charity Vouchers were originally conceived and publicised by us, in the late 1980s. Back then, we used the name ‘Charity Gift Tokens’. The idea is very simple; Charity gift vouchers let people buy, and then give, charitable donations as gifts. The recipients then donate their voucher’s value to any UK Registered Charity of their choice.
A Charity Voucher has the great benefit of letting the recipient of the gift select a charity of their own choice. It actively involves the recipient in donating and makes it a really enjoyable and rewarding gift to receive.
Charity gift vouchers are also a really thoughtful and different type of gift. Not just another novelty item, bottle of wine, scarf, tie or box of chocolates!
And in these environmentally aware times, the vouchers are also a very ‘green’ gift. They generate little or no waste, and they don’t clutter our lives with trivial ‘stuff’ that may go unappreciated and unused. Plus, vouchers don’t use up lots of valuable resources to manufacture, store and eventually dispose of in landfill.
But the real point of Charity Vouchers is that they raise valuable funds for charities. Not just the larger charities that can run expensive advertising and marketing promotions. Any size of charity. A Charity Voucher can be used to support major national charities, or it can it can be used to support small, specialised local charities. It’s the recipient’s choice.