Card Aid’s annual Christmas card shop, based in the Chelsea Library at Chelsea Town Hall, is once again open for business! The card shop will be offering a wide range of good quality Christmas cards, which are being sold on behalf of 75 different national charities. Card Aid guarantees that 100% of profits raised go directly to charities, unlike commercial Christmas cards where sometimes as little as 3% is donated – so not only will you be able to pick up some wonderful seasonal cards to send to your friends and family, but you can also be assured that the money you spend on the cards will be going to good causes.
Card Aid is one of the initiatives of The Charities Advisory Trust (founded in 1979 with Home Office funding) which helps other charities improve the profitability of their trading activities. Card Aid itself raises funds (over £1 million each year) for charities through the sale of Christmas cards; Card Aid also provides a complete and full service to the charities by helping them pick designs as well as assisting with the entire printing and production process. By selling the end product at Card Aid shops, charities are also able to reach a much broader market than their supporter groups alone would provide; Card Aid also ensures that the maximum amount possible is donated to the charities.
The Card Aid shop at Chelsea Library is one of over 30 temporary shops, mainly in Central London in libraries, churches, concert halls and other public buildings, that are run each year between October and Christmas. Each host venue benefits from a donation equal to 10% of turnover.
Do pop along to Chelsea Library to pick up a selection of cards to send and give this Christmas! Don’t forget that you can also view the selection online at www.cardaid.co.uk.
Chelsea Library Card Aid Christmas Card Shop
17th October – 23rd December 2011
Mon/Tues/Thurs: 10am to 9pm
Weds/Fri/Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall
London, King’s Road