Wayfair partners with homeless charity
Wayfair announced a partnership with Shelter, a charity fighting homelessness and housing issues in the UK.
Having contributed more than $ 12 million in support of causes around the world over the past year, Wayfair says its engagement to partner with Shelter marks an important step in its long-term commitment to the UK.
As part of its partnership, Wayfair will host its annual Save Big, Give Back sale from August 2-9, offering customers significant savings. Wayfair pledges to donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale, with a minimum donation value of £ 100,000. The funds raised will be used directly to support the work of Shelter.
Wayfair will also launch a variety of other initiatives, covering cash and in-kind donations, as well as fundraisers, bringing together customers, supplier partners and employees to help raise funds for Shelter’s cause.
“At Wayfair, we believe everyone deserves the safety, security and comfort of having a home, and we are committed to making this goal a reality in partnership with Shelter,” notes William Merricks, Managing Director British Wayfair. “Our mission is to contribute to communities when needed by partnering with organizations that embrace our values and drive systemic change. In Shelter we have a partner who is tackling one of the most serious threats to the UK home and we are delighted to be able to support their important work on behalf of the most vulnerable people in the country.
According to new research from Shelter, there are now around 17.5 million adults in Britain who do not have access to a safe or secure home. Thousands of people are forced to sleep on the streets every night and around 250,000 people live in temporary homeless housing in England alone.
Andy Harris, Director of Revenue Generation at Shelter, said, “We are really excited to announce our new partnership with Wayfair. We share his belief that a safe and secure home is not only a basic human need, but also the stepping stone that enables people to thrive and not just survive. Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home, and this commitment by Wayfair will help us be there for more people by raising essential funds. Millions of people in Britain are now affected by our housing emergency, and with the generous support of Wayfair staff and customers, we can continue to fight for a home together. ”