We will be contacting our local Waitrose Branches in the hope that we will be one of the selected local charities to benefit from their scheme outlined below. I belive customers can also nominate a local charity to benefit by filling out a form available from Customer Services, if you had the time when you are next shopping at Waitrose, we would welcome your nomination!
The Community Matters scheme will be available in the company's 190 stores. Each one will receive £1,000 a month, which can be distributed between three local projects. Employees at each branch will vote for which causes the money will go to each month - charities can contact their local stores to nominate themselves.Customers then choose which of the three monthly projects to support by depositing vouchers they receive at check-outs into a box for their favoured cause. The amount each cause receives will be directly proportional to the number of tokens in each box.