Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Blooming good boxes

I have just stumbled across a marvelous piece of fundraising, promotion and initiative by Homelessness charity Depaul UK, which I thought was worth sharing.

They have started a company - selling boxes.

In their own words:

"Where we came from

The Depaul Box Company was started by a youth homeless charity called Depaul UK. Instead of just relying on donations, we wanted to broaden our horizons and act like a business to raise money, rather than a charity.

So we thought out of the box. Everyone associates the homeless with sleeping on boxes, so why not sell boxes to help the homeless?

And so The Depaul Box Company was born."

So they're generating income, raising awareness and allowing people to support them in a practical way by selling packing boxes.

If you or someone you know is soon to move house, you can order your boxes here.

What do you think? Is your fundraising outside of the box? Tell me more on twitter.


1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love! What an excellent idea. Also falls nicely with the State-side research which says that if people can align their giving with something they need they will give more. No giving fatigue, but a sustainable business.