Lots of us remember charities at Christmas and Enable’s IFAs in Bishops Stortford know making donations to charities is part of financial planning, but there are some great opportunities to donate money regularly and receive gifts with charity subscription boxes.
Monthly subscriptions to charity boxes let you help a good cause whilst treating yourself or others. More and more charities are keen to offer a surprise treat in return for a monthly donation, benefiting both subscriber and charity. They have also been developed with different audiences in mind.
For families, there are subscriptions like Mindful Monsters. The goal of the Mindful Monsters subscription is to increase mindfulness within families and to raise money so that Scope can continue to provide information and support for disabled people and their families. Scope’s monthly subscription provides seven activity cards for families each month. Each activity promotes creativity, relaxation, concentration, or positivity. Subscribing to Mindful Monsters costs £7.50 per month or £75 for the year.
Specifically for children, The British Red Cross has a subscription for three to eight years old. It is called Little Heroes and each month’s activities and the values they promote are based around the adventures of one of four superhero characters – Captain Kindness, Funny Bunny, Gratitude Giant, and Patience Pal. A Little Heroes subscription costs £7.50 per month, and there are 48 activity cards to collect over 12 months. The money made through Little Heroes will then go towards one of the British Red Cross’s projects to help people in crisis all over the world.
The mind has also created a monthly subscription box to encourage ‘relaxation, creativity and reflection’. The box aims to prompt subscribers to take a little time each month to reflect on their wellbeing through the coming year. Enable’s IFAs know financial security is part of wellbeing and they can help you find financial peace.