Other ways to donate

Donate as you shop
You can help the Carmelites every time you shop on the internet via another charity called The Giving MachineAll you need to do is to provide your email address to the Shrine Office, and we’ll do the rest; to contact us by email click here. Once we have registered you and sent you details you can shop online at any of the 400+ top retailers who have teamed up with charities via The Giving Machine.

By entering the site through a special portal you can take advantage of the many exclusive special offers and discounts available to all givers, and every time you shop via The Giving Machine the retailer pays a sales commission. The Giving Machine converts 75% of this commission into a donation to the Carmelites so we can use the money for our work.

Alternatively, if you shop via Amazon visit: https://smile.amazon.co.uk and add Carmelite Charitable Trust as your charity. Every time you shop via Amazon Smile, we receive donations (at no cost to you!).

Donate your print cartridges
You can now recycle your ink cartridges with the National Shrine of Saint Jude via The Recycling Factory. The Recycling Factory collect and recycle over 8 million inkjet & toner cartridges each year and whether you’ve got one, or hundreds of cartridges, we can help you to recycle them. Each ink cartridge that they receive, the Carmelites and the National Shrine of Saint Jude will receive a donation. More information on what can be recycled and how to recycle your cartridges please visit our special website.

Donate your old coins
People often have old foreign coins and banknotes tucked away somewhere in a drawer. If this is you - we are currently looking for a number of coins from the pre-Euro age and any old British coins/notes that are no longer in circulation:

Austrian Schilling
Belgian Francs
Deutsche Mark
Dutch Guilders
French Francs
German Marks
Greek Drachmas
Irish Pounds
Italian Lira
Luxembourg Francs
Maltese Lira
Portuguese Escudos
Spanish Pesetas
Slovenian Tolars
Old British coins/notes no longer in circulation
 
We are also happy to receive any other foreign coinage or notes you may have. 
 
If you have any of these, please simply send your coins/notes to Carmelite Friars, PO Box 289, FAVERSHAM, Kent, ME13 3BZ. Please make sure you have the correct postage on anything you send us. Or, alternatively, you can bring your old coins and notes to the Shrine. All those who send us some old coins/notes will receive a complimentary prayer card as a thank you, so please make sure you send it with your address.
 
When we convert the currency, the money will be used for the work of the Shrine and the Carmelites in Britain and abroad. 
 
Donate your old books
We sell many books that have been donated to us via Amazon. If you have some books you would like to donate to us, please email Matt Betts or call 01795 539 214. Thank you.