From June 2014 to July 2015, Charity Pot raised £4.3 million globally. To everyone who picked up a pot, thank you!
Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion with a difference. 100% of the proceeds (minus sales tax, which goes to the government) are donated to independent, grassroots charities that support human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection. At the same time, you enjoy softer, hydrated skin (it’s a win win!).
Inside each pot, you’ll find materials from SLush (sustainable Lush) fund projects located across the globe, like shea butter from the Ojoba Women’s Cooperative in Ghana. In 2014, the formula was also reformulated, so it’s also now self-preserving. That means it’s good for the suppliers, good for your skin and good for hard-working causes too.
Groups Charity Pot funds support often challenge mainstream opinions and fight for causes that are frequently overlooked by funders. They work towards long-term change and are usually run by volunteers. Your Charity Pot purchases also support non-violent direct action and projects that enable social change; it is here that donations (ranging from £100 to £10,000) seem able to make the most difference:
Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART) undertook relief missions for thousands of injured livestock animals after the Nepal earthquake; Leeds No Borders collected tents and bedding left after the Leeds festival to give to those in Calais escaping war or hoping to reunite with their families; and Stonehenge Alliance raised public awareness of government plans to widen the A303, potentially causing massive destruction to the amazing archaeological landscape.
To see what other campaigns and organisations Charity Pot funds have supported in the UK, you can view the whole list here:
Human rights groups
Animal welfare groups
Environmental protection groups
You can also find out how to apply for funding yourself.