Lots of recycling schemes exist for charities to take advantage of, such as recycling mobile phones, printer cartridges, batteries, clothes or books. These schemes raise income for the charity through direct payment or by the charity reselling the goods. Some charities also run schemes where you can recycle stamps, digital cameras and MP3 players, such as this Great Ormond Street scheme.

eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity allows buyers and sellers on eBay to support their favourite charities. Buyers can shop for items knowing they're supporting a good cause and sellers, whether they're individuals or businesses, can donate a percentage from any sale to a charity of their choice and add Gift Aid to their donations. Charities can also sell their own items directly on eBay. All eBay for Charity items qualify for a fee credit on basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage donated.

Charity Gifts

Charity Gifts are an ethical and alternative way to raise money for charity. Most of the major aid organisations such UNICEF , Oxfam, World Vision and Christian Aid, run their own charity gift schemes. Charity gifts make great presents for birthdays, weddings, Valentine's Day as well as Christmas. Click here for the UK Charity Gift Directory.

You could set up a gift scheme for your charity, or could apply to be in the Good Gifts Guide, which offers gifts from a variety of charities. Either way you will need to come up with ideas for tangible gifts that will help your charity carry out its work.

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