Donations help us to work for and with single parent families and there are many different ways that you can give.

I have donated to Gingerbread and I wanted to send you a message to say thank you for all of the work that you do. It is great to know there are people working hard to help support single parent families.

Richard, Gingerbread donor

By SMS

You can donate via SMS. To make a donation, text ‘GINGERBREAD’ to 70085 to donate £3. This costs £3 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20.

By post or phone

As an alternative to making a donation online, you can donate via post or phone. Call our team on 0207 428 5415 to make a donation over the phone with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, you can send in your postal order or cheque donations, ensuring your cheque is made payable to ‘Gingerbread’. You can send donations to:

FAO Fundraising Team, Gingerbread, 54-74 Holmes Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 3AQ

To make sure we have all of your details, please print and include one of our donation forms with your donation. You can also increase the value of your donation by 25% by claiming Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so please include this if you are eligible. If you have any questions on what Gift Aid involves, you can contact us or find out more on the gov.uk website.

Download one off gift form

Download our regular gift form

Download our fundraising sponsorship form

Payroll giving

Payroll giving is an easy, tax-effective way of making a regular donation to Gingerbread directly from your salary. As the donation comes straight from your pre-tax earnings, the government will top up your donation at no cost to you.

Your finance or human resources department can tell you if a scheme is already in place. If there is, they can tell you the simple steps for setting up a give as you earn donation to Gingerbread. Some employers generously match donations – check if yours does!

If there is no scheme at your workplace, please print out a Gingerbread payroll giving form, fill it in and hand it to your HR department. Please scan and copy this signed form to send to us too. You can support more than one charity and you can also choose to give anonymously if you prefer – ask your employer for more details. We also have information for employers who would like to know more about other ways to support Gingerbread.

Download our payroll giving form

In Memory giving

Donating to charity is often a meaningful way to remember loved ones on special occasions, such as their birthday, an anniversary or simply because they are missed.

You may want to consider setting up a remembrance page on JustGiving in aid of Gingerbread, so that others can come together with you to remember your loved one. Here, people can donate to Gingerbread as well as write posts and view photos. This is a personal way to remember and celebrate someone’s life.

Alternatively, you may want to remember your loved one by asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu at the funeral or memorial service. If you have collected donations to donate to us, you can send these in to us:

  • By phone on 0207 428 5415
  • By post to FAO Fundraising Team, Gingerbread, 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL
  • Online via our donation page.

We can provide you or the funeral directors with collection envelopes, which can be gathered on the day and sent back at a later date. Funeral Directors often help out with this process. Please contact us at fundraisingteam@gingerbread.org.uk or on 0207 428 5415 for more information.

Online shopping

Give As You Live

What is Give as you Live and how does it work?
When you shop at one of the 5,500 leading stores via the Give as you Live website, the store pays Give as you Live a percentage of your total purchase price in commission and of this, 50% is passed on to your charity of choice.

How much does Give as you Live donate?
The donation amount varies from store to store but Give as you Live commits to giving 50% of the commission they receive from retailers to your favourite charity. Every time you make a purchase through Give as you Live, they’ll email you within 1-7 days to let you know how much you’ve raised.

Will your shopping cost more?
No, according to the Give as you Live website you’ll see the same price as you would if you’d visited the store’s site directly. The money that is donated to your cause is a commission that the retailer pays Give as you Live for directing a sale to their website.

How do I get Give as you Live?

To get started, simply visit Give As You Live and log in or sign up for free.

Give As You Live will only donate to your chosen charity when you go through their website. You can download their donation reminder bar so you never forget.

If you use a smart phone you can also download the Give as you Live app.

EasyFundraising

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into donations for Gingerbread at no cost to you. How? Just visit your favourite retailers through their website and then shop as normal. Once you’ve made a purchase the retailer will then make a small donation to us. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, Booking.com, trainline, John Lewis, M&S, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – visit the easyfundraising website for a complete list of participating retailers.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/gingerbread/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Gingerbread at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

Life is hectic and it’s easy to forget about easyfundraising when you shop online. so we recommend you choose the Donation Reminder when prompted as it gives you a handy reminder which stores will help support Gingerbread every time you shop – so we will never miss out!

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website, Amazon.co.uk, but with one distinct difference.

When users shop on AmazonSmile, the retailer’s Foundation2 contributes 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

All users have to do is to visit smile.amazon.co.uk to earn 0.5% of their eligible purchase for their favorite nonprofit or cause.

There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100% of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.

Support Gingerbread with AmazonSmile