Between the 7th and 13th of March, Wiltshire-based online furniture business, Furniturebox is committing to donate a set percentage of profit from every order to the Prince’s Trust‘s #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Taking place on 8th March, International Women’s Day aims to celebrate and uplift women everywhere, and challenge stereotypes.
The Prince’s Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign will harness the power of International Women’s Day to drive action and vital funds to change the lives of young women who are struggling. Furniturebox, long-time collaborators and supporters of The Prince’s Trust, have agreed to donate 1% from every single website sale between 7th – 13thMarch.
Dan Beckles, a Founder of Furniturebox, said, “The Prince’s Trust does great work, and we’ve supported them before. We’re lucky to have some amazing women working for us across all departments at Furniturebox but we know that not every girl has the same access to opportunities. Supporting women and ensuring every girl has the best possible chance to overcome challenges is hugely important to us.”
Furniturebox is just one of more than 60 brands that the Prince’s Trust has united, all of whom are committed to #ChangeAGirlsLife this International Women’s Day. Its aim is to help thousands of young women facing disadvantage and adversity to build a better future for themselves.
All funds raised will go towards offering a number of courses to build confidence and skills on a path to employment that can help lead to more stable lives for women in need.
Furniturebox has a historical relationship with The Prince’s Trust, as regular donors, because the Trust seeks to offer opportunities to young people. The firm’s founders Monty George and Dan Beckles were both 17 when they started their own business, so fully recognise and appreciate the need to support young people looking to get a foothold.
Charlotte Wilkins, a spokesperson for the campaign who has directly benefited from the Trust’s help, said, “I applied for The Prince’s Trust and Generation Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re/start Course because I didn’t know what skills were required for a tech job. The course covered such a wide range of skills and covered lots like multiple programming languages – often courses just cover one.
“I got a laptop from The Prince’s Trust to learn from too. We also did a lot of employability sessions on the course about confidence, practice interviews and how to set up a LinkedIn account. Those were just as valuable as the tech skills. I am pleased to now have started my future career in tech and hope to continue to learn and gain more certifications in the future.”
Furniturebox was recently voted the South-West’s fastest-growing online company by Bristol-based tech firm BrightPearl.
Pictured above: The Furniturebox UK team