Waitrose Charity Project Launched in John Lewis Commercial Properties

Posted on 10 May, 2012 by MOVEHUT

John Lewis Partnership, who owns both John Lewis and Waitrose, is to launch the Community Matters incentive in John Lewis stores, after it has proven successful in Waitrose commercial properties.

How does the Community Matters project work?

If you haven’t visited a Waitrose shop in the last four years, you will not have a clue what to do with little green tokens when handed them by the check out staff. But the idea is that customers share the tokens they are given between three chosen charities, by depositing them in the relevant boxes.

Every three months, £3000 will be split between the charities – the amount they receive will be determined from the amount of green tokens they have received. The charities can choose to receive the donations in the form of money, volunteering from John Lewis staff or John Lewis goods.

Stephen Cawley, Merchandise Manager, spoke of the project and the support that John Lewis can offer. He said: “We receive a lot of requests for help, but not every organisation needs financial support.

“By offering community organisations the option to receive our support as either volunteering time or as products, we can be more flexible in the help we offer.

“If a charity wants volunteers to redecorate a community centre, or if they need furniture and sports equipment, we can give them that help.”

The project has been incredibly successful for Waitrose commercial properties, with over £2.7 million donated to help over 8,500 charities across the UK.


Have you seen the Community Matters boxes in your local John Lewis store? Or are you a charity wanting to be nominated as one of the local charities? If so, please visit a John Lewis commercial property for more information.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Recent Posts

The best places to stay on the Riviera

The latest property data has identified Newquay as the fastest property seller’s market in the UK

Investing in your garden can increase your property’s value

French Riviera temping high-end homebuyers

How can the ownership rights of my commercial property impact a business sale?

Should I incorporate virtual property viewings permanently?

Investment expected to increase across Asia-Pacific in 2021

UK property industry slows as the conclusion of tax break looms

BNP Paribas cautioned investors on Friday as debt-trading bonanza that increased its earnings this past year

Over 300,000 property purchases fell through in 2020 – we show the most frequent motives and the best way to get your house sale back on track

House Prices in the Capital Surpass £500,000

Optimism from the Bank of England’s chief economist

The most expensive commercial properties.

Businesses operating from shared premises will miss out on grants

BA cuts 12,000 jobs, unions hit back

Media Streaming Service See Record Subscriptions