Pippins Preschool is a small charity, and government funding and hourly fees only partially cover the cost of running our setting. We therefore rely on fundraising to provide the best possible environment for our children. This means we can bring visitors into the setting, can ensure resources and learning materials are kept up-to-date, and can offer our staff additional training above and beyond the minimum required level.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are currently limited in the types of fundraisers we can pursue. Now more than ever, Pippins is dependent on funds raised through online shopping programs. Join AmazonSmile and Easyfundraising to collect free donations for Pippins every time you buy something online. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.
AmazonSmile is identical to Amazon.co.uk in every way. The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate money to Pippins for every item you purchase. Click the link to start supporting Pippins. Then, every time you want to shop on Amazon, remember to start from smile.amazon.co.uk. It’s helpful to add a bookmark to your browser’s bookmark bar to help you remember to always start at AmazonSmile. Once you’re signed up, you can also generate donations when you shop on the Amazon app. Just tap the three horizontal lines in your Amazon app to access your menu, go to Settings, scroll down to AmazonSmile, and tap the button to activate AmazonSmile on your mobile or tablet.
Easyfundraising allows you to raise money for Pippins with over 4,000 online retailers, including John Lewis, M&S, eBay, H&M, Sky, JustEat, and many others. Every time you make a purchase with any of these retailers, Easyfundraising will make a donation to Pippins. Creating an account takes under 1 minute, and Easyfundraising has a handy Donation Reminder that you can add to your web browser, so you’ll always know which retailers can earn money for Pippins. There is also an app for when you’re shopping from your mobile or tablet. Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk to get started.
Please make sure that EVERYTHING your child brings to Pippins is labeled with their name! This includes underwear, socks, shoes, mittens, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc. Pippins has an affiliation with Stikins Labels. If you choose to order labels for your child’s things through Stikins, Pippins will receive a commission, which we can put towards the purchase of new resources for our preschool. To order labels from Stikins, please visit www.stikins.co.uk and enter Pippins’s code: 35489. Your support is greatly appreciated!