Other ways to give

Giving for free

Every hour, someone in the UK will begin to lose their sight. We're here to support people through a wide range of services for adults, young people and children at any stage in life.

We work with some fantastic partners who are committed to helping you make a real difference to the lives of people with sight loss, through everyday activities, such as shopping, at no extra cost to yourself. Every little bit adds up.

Thanks to people shopping with their VIP Loyalty card at Pets at Home, for example, we've been able to buy toys and equipment for our buddy dog 'experience sessions'. 

Pets at Home 'Lifelines' bring buddy dog experience sessions to life

An experience session is one of the first steps for families who are hoping to get a buddy dog for their child with a vision impairment. It's a fun and interactive session for the whole family - they meet a life-sized toy dog called 'Stuffy the dog', and they learn about the 'Five Happy Dog Rules' that help a child and dog form a strong, safe relationship. They get to touch and feel various grooming items and toys, which customers of Pets at Home have helped us to buy using VIP Club Lifeline vouchers. Each family is then introduced to some of our buddy dogs with time to interact and play. This helps build a child's confidence and put into practice what they've learned - ready for when they get their very own buddy dog.


AmazonSmile

Smile! You can support people with sight loss by choosing Guide Dogs when you shop with AmazonSmile, at no extra cost to yourself.

You shop. Amazon gives! The prices, selection and benefits are identical to the Amazon you know, except Amazon donates 0.5% of the price on eligible purchases. Every little bit counts.

How to get started:

  • Sign-up or sign-in to AmazonSmile here

  • Download or update the Amazon shopping app

  • Turn on AmazonSmile in the app (in the main menu, select 'Settings', 'AmazonSmile' and then follow instructions)

  • If you prefer to shop from your personal computer instead of the app, you could download Smilematic to help. This is a free extension which automatically directs you to AmazonSmile if you forget and go to Amazon instead. Alternatively, bookmark AmazonSmile to your favourites


M&S

You can now support Guide Dogs through the Marks and Spencer Sparks loyalty scheme.

The relaunched Sparks scheme gives members even more personalised offers, gifts and instant rewards than before. And, when you choose Guide Dogs as your Sparks charity, M&S will donate a penny every time you shop with Sparks.

So, now you have an extra excuse to pop to M&S for that pack of Percy Pigs!

Get Shopping for Guide Dogs:

  • Join online here, via the M&S app or instore 

  • Select Guide Dogs as your Sparks charity (existing Sparks account holders can update their charity via the app or online)

  • M&S will donate one penny every time you shop online or in-store with Sparks at no additional cost to you


Pets at Home

Join the Pets at Home VIP Club and help provide toys and training equipment for our future life-changing guide dogs every time you shop, at no extra cost to you.

Lifelines are converted to vouchers which help us to buy vital training equipment, toys and other essentials for our guide dog puppies, guide dogs in training, buddy dogs and companion dogs.

How you can get involved:

  • Join the VIP Club here

  • Choose Guide Dogs as your lifeline charity

  • Earn lifelines every time you shop online or in-store with your VIP account


eBay for Charity and PayPal Giving Fund

You can support Guide Dogs when buying or selling on eBay, or through the PayPal app.

Selling on eBay

When selling an item on eBay you can donate a proportion of the final sale value to help people with sight loss. The amount you wish to donate is up to you - every little bit helps.

To sell on eBay and donate to Guide Dogs:

  • Register with eBay to start selling

  • List your item

  • Choose what proportion of your final sale value goes to Guide Dogs

Further information can be found on eBay for Charity.

Buy Guide Dogs items

You can support us when shopping by buying items marked with the eBay for Charity ribbon and sold in aid of Guide Dogs. To find those items visit our eBay shop.

Donations at checkout

When you pay on eBay for an item you've won, you have the option to add a small donation to a featured charity. You can choose Guide Dogs as your charity on the 'My favourite charities' page within your account.

PayPal

The PayPal app also offers another opportunity to make a direct donation to Guide Dogs and you can save the charity as your favourite for future giving.


Giveacar

Looking to scrap an old car or motorbike that's gathering dust in your garage? Giveacar can help you sell it and support Guide Dogs at the same time.

Giveacar can save you the hassle of getting rid of an unwanted vehicle - and you can support Guide Dogs at the same time. Giveacar will collect any car for free and scrap or auction it, with the proceeds donated to support people with sight loss.

How to donate your unwanted vehicle:

  • Visit Giveacar here

  • Click 'Donate your car' and complete the short online form

  • Alternatively, call 020 7736 4242


You can help us change lives!