Domino’s Pizza customers make one million micro-donations

first_imgDomino’s Pizza customers make one million micro-donations  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 February 2012 | News Customers at Domino’s Pizza have raised £230,000 through one million microdonations in the 14 months since the spare change scheme from Pennies began in stores in November 2010.Domino’s Pizza was the first retailer to adopt the micro-donation scheme and partner with its creator The Pennies Foundation. Donations from their customers benefit several UK charities. Special Olympics Great Britain, receives 75% of the money raised in Great Britain, while the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice receives 75% of the money raised in Northern Ireland. The remaining 25% is shared amongst other UK charities, including Shelter, Together for Short Lives and NSPCC. Special Olympics Great Britain has so far received £175,000 from the scheme.The most common amount donated is 1pShoppers can use the Pennies system to round up their payment to the nearest pound when they pay by debit card, credit card or electronically. The most common amount donated is 1p.Lance Batchelor, CEO of Domino’s Pizza said: “We are delighted that the Pennies scheme has been so well received by our customers. It is fantastic news to hear that we have received one million donations and that so many charities will benefit from our customers’ generosity. In these times of economic hardship it is heart-warming to know that people are still happy to share what they have. We are very proud and grateful to our customers.”Overall Pennies has raised almost £400,000 for 27 different charities since November 2010.www.pennies.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate microdonations Pennies Foundation  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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China to raise tariffs on $60 billion in US goods, vows to ‘never surrender’

first_imgChina announced Monday that it would raise taxes on $60 billion in American goods beginning June 1st.On the official Ministry of Finance website, China published a list of U.S. goods that would be hit by tariffs which include more than 5,000 items with taxes of 5% to 25% covering a wide range of U.S. goods including agricultural products but also chemicals, metals, and fabrics.The post also said they’d would “never surrender” to outside pressure in connection to the escalation between the United States and China that threatens to the global economy.China’s new tariff action was expected after trade talks in Washington, D.C. broke off Friday, resulting in the Trump administration raising  taxes on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods from 10% to 25%.Despite China’s latest move, President Trump has remained adamant about his decision to raise tariffs on Chinese goods and warned via Twitter Monday that “China would hurt very badly if they don’t make a deal.” Thus far, Trump has issued 25% tariffs on a total of $250 billion of Chinese goods.He first took action in June after his administration said that China had been engaged in intellectual property theft and policies that coerce U.S. firms to hand over technologies to gain access to Chinese markets for many years.He threatened that his next step would be to impose 25% tariffs on all of the remaining Chinese merchandise that enters the U.S. which would be about $300 billion worth of goods including many consumer products, and high-profile imports such as Apple iPhones, which are reportedly not subject to import taxes.According to reports, the new Chinese tariffs would hit 5,140 American-made items with taxes from 5% and 25%, and nearly half of them at 25%.The list includes nuts, legumes, honey, meat, and wine and well as chemicals, cosmetics, tires, timber, fabrics, gems, steel, and other metals.last_img read more

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