As part of our commitment to be active in the communities that we serve, Domino's has teamed up with Pennies, the electronic charity box. It gives customers the chance to round up their order to the nearest pound for charity when paying by card.
Domino’s has been working with Pennies since November 2010. In that time it has fundraised for a number of charities. It currently works with three different charities in the UK.
In Great Britain two charities benefit from Pennies. Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity which grants wishes for terminally ill children and Special Olympics Great Britain, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities by getting them involved in sport.
In Northern Ireland, the money raised from online donations goes to the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice, a charity which provides specialist care to children and young people with life limiting illnesses.
What is this all about?
Pennies, the electronic charity box makes giving to charity easy, quick and affordable. It’s a new method for the old habit of dropping a few coins into a charity box on the shop counter. Domino's customers can join in when they order their pizza online, or via our mobile app and pay by card.
The money then goes to Rays of Sunshine, Special Olympics Great Britain and the Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, where it is already making a difference.
Domino's was the first retailer to join in this exciting way of raising money for charity. One thing we really like about ‘Pennies' is that our customers are not being asked to make any commitment to give. Whether it's 1p, 50p or the maximum 99p it's our customer's choice each time. Plus it's about giving pennies, not pounds.
We've been asked whether giving a few pence can really make any difference: the answer is a resounding 'YES'! All your pennies have adding up to an incredible half a million pounds in 2 ½ years. When you think that the most common amount you donate is just 1p that total is even more impressive. Thank you!
To see what some other people think about Pennies or to ask a question, visit www.pennies.org.uk and have a look at the Pennies Website.
About Rays of Sunshine
Rays of Sunshine is a children’s charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children between the ages of three to 18. The charity began in 2003 and so far has granted over 2,300 wishes. These wishes can be anything from sending a child to watch their favourite football team, arranging for them to meet a famous pop star or simply granting them a trip to a theme park.
However impossible the wish may seem, Rays of Sunshine is determined to make them come true. They ensure that the whole family is involved to share in the experience, so the special memory being created will be there for them all to remember.
It also grants hospital ward wishes and arranges events for large groups of children. Rays of Sunshine holds an annual fundraising concert called the Sunshine Concert, which is held at the Royal Albert Hall and sees a wealth of pop stars perform.
This charity touches the lives of thousands of seriously ill children and with your help it can turn wishes into many happy memories.
To read more about Rays of Sunshine please visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk
About Special Olympics GB
Part of the Olympic family, Special Olympics GB provides year-round sporting opportunities to people with learning disabilities of all ages and athletic ability. Sport helps build individual confidence and makes a huge difference not only to those who participate across the country but the lives of their carers too.
Right now Special Olympics is able to provide sporting opportunities for around 8,000 people with learning disabilities, but there are over 1.2 million such people around the UK with 200 babies born every week who will face the same challenges. Special Olympics is working to bring the power of sport into the lives of a further 12,000 people with learning disabilities.
To read more about Special Olympics Great Britain please visit www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk
Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
This charity provides specialist care to children and young people who suffer with life-limiting illness. Its aim is to provide the best quality of life for its patients and their families in the Hospice and in the community.
To read more about the Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice please visit www.nihospicecare.com