Donate to carishea cares
People are often surprised at the scope of charitable work we do across the shea butter supply chain we've created.
From supporting Ghanaian children with school buildings and equipement, or operating a feeding programme through the 'Hungry Months'; to being accommodation rental guarantors for recovering addicts and ex-offenders as they transition from rehab. or prison, or provide them with specialist personal support - as a 'social business' we're not just interested in our workers working!
So when women cooperative members in Ghana told us about how their children's school had lost classrooms in recent rains, we were able to repair them.
Then when Jimmy was transitioning out of rehab and joined us in Scotland, he needed accomodation, we were able to step in and offer help with his deposit and act as rental guarantor.
We did these acts because 'it's what we do' - it's what we believe a social business should do!
Following feedback from our customers who feel they want to 'do' more and support our charity work, we've launched carishea cares.
carishea cares is operated through our registered charity, Trade Right Trust (Reg. No. SC040846).
Here we can receive donations to our work in Scotland and Ghana.
Where will my donation be spent?
You can choose between three funds we're currently operating:
- Core Fund - when we receive your donation we'll make a decision where the funds should go based on the need at the time. So it could help purchase some equipment for one of our 5 cooperatives in Ghana; buy school resources for the Joy School in Chruchuliga; go towards the rental deposit for a recovering addict or ex-offender as they transition from rehab. or prison; or help pay for training for a recovering addict or ex-offender to develop new employment skills. Our Core Fund is an unrestricted fund within the charity and therefore the Trsutees make the decision where, when and how money is spent.
- Ghana Fund* - this is a restricted fund. If you designate your donation to the Ghana Fund, it will be used in Ghana for either the Joy School in Chruchuliga, or help develop the women's cooperative. Donors will be notified how their donation was used.
- Scotland Fund* - this is a restricted fund. If you designate your donation to the Scotland Fund, it will be used in Scotland to support recovering addicts or ex-offenders - this could be to help support their need for a rental deposit, or specific skill training, or the purchase of a specilised piece of equipment. Donors will be notified how their donation was used.
* Scottish charitable fund accounting distinguishes between two primary classes of fund: those that are unrestricted in their use, which can be spent for any charitable purposes of a charity, and those that are restricted in use, which can only be lawfully used for a specific charitable purpose.
When you make your donation in the NOTES section please state which fund you would like your gift to go to.
Can you receive Gift Aid on my donation?