BOON Gives – online shop selling charity goods opens for business

A new website is aiming to make online charity shopping easier for buyers by bringing a range of products under one roof.

BOON Gives has opened for business, with more than 400 items home and lifestyle products available from seven charities, including: 

o The National Trust
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Cards for Good Causes
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
Help for Heroes
Dogalogue(Guide Dogs for the Blind), and
Motov8

The website was initially launched with the Christmas market in mind. Buyers can choose items from six categories: home, outdoor and pets, fashion, stationery and books, games and toys, and seasonal, including Christmas and weddings.

The platform is designed to showcase products with images that link directly to the specific charity’s website, so all purchases are completed through the organisation. Charities do not pay for a presence on the site.

Jen McCormick, one of the three founders of the site, said the impetus for BOON Gives was the belief that charitable online shops were not getting the exposure they deserved.

BOON Gives receives a percentage of the sales basket if people buy on a charity’s website after linking from the umbrella site. Smaller charities are not charged. All funding received is reinvested in the website.

BOON Gives is appealing for more charities to be involved and help make the one-stop shop a 24/7 destination.