While our Lovely Shop is Closed . . .
We’re probably all missing our lovely shop. It’s a great place to get to know the Centre and the people who come here, as well as to stock up on a wide range of ethically-sourced goods from incense to vegan chocolate, and of course to browse and buy books. The shop also makes a major contribution to keeping our doors open and the bills paid, as we have no outside funding. Times have changed though and until we can reopen, we are all having to connect with our community online and find our supplies of books and Buddhas from other sources.
Supporting the Centre in Changing Times
We’re looking carefully at what we can do to help keep the Centre afloat in these uncertain times, and are pursuing several options in line with our values. In the meantime, we are aware that circumstances are causing many people to temporarily change their shopping arrangements while still wanting to support the Centre.
If you do shop from Amazon please consider registering with Amazon Smile, a scheme where Amazon makes a donation to a charity of your choice, every time you buy something. Manchester Buddhist Centre is registered with this scheme. Go to www.amazonsmile.co.uk and type in Manchester Buddhist Centre under the Pick your own organisation tab.
We’re also registered with Give as you Live
You can set up a free account with Give as you Live and each time you shop online, a donation goes directly to the Centre at no cost to you or us.
Gift Vouchers and Kula Crafts
Once we open again in December, we’ll be selling gift vouchers for our shop over the phone. You can use these for courses as well as shop stuff. We can post these out no problem – just phone reception if and when its open and pay by card. Meanwhile our lovely Kula Crafts stall is back, online this year!
Supporting the Centre with a Donation
These are difficult times for everyone but if you can, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here. With most of our staff furloughed, we are doing our best to keep costs down but with much of our regular income wiped out it’s increasingly difficult to balance the books.