But wouldn't be a greater world if businesses large and small became greater involved indonating to charity. I'm not talking about when a large company ask's it's employees to donate a day to helping an animal farm in the local area,(which is still a great idea) what I mean is if acompany donated a percentage of it's revenue or profit to charity.
At the time of writing, in the UK, Bells Whisky is running an advertisment on it's bottle's telling shoppers, that for every bottle brought, 10 pence will be donated to Help for Heroes, again it's agreat idea and the charity will benefit from the donation, however considering perhaps how many bottles of whisky are sold in the UK, let's say 1 million bottles are sold in 1 year, that would make £100,000 for the charity, that's great and the charity, indeed all chariities would appreciate that amount of donation and make good use of it.
However wouldn't be even better if they pledged to donate 10% of their revenue or profit to the charity, so if the 1 million bottles were sold, and an average bottle costing say £17.99 which would make £17.9 Million, the company could donated 10% of that revenue, that being £1,7 Million to the charity, a lot more than the £100,000 and an even better amount to be used in a good cause. Or even if 10% of the profit was donated, that would still make a significant amount for the charity. Although we have to consider other factors such as production costs, wages and tax, 10% or even 5% wouldn't exactly bring down a company if the balance sheet was well looked after. Perhaps if a government scheme was created allowing companies something like a tax break or some other incentive to donate a percentage of their revenue or profit to charity.
How about a big company donating or sponsoring a charity which is within it's business category, for instance wouldn't it be a great idea if a big pharmarcautical company making billions a year producing medicines donated a percentage to charities that help people with an illness, perhaps Cancer research or a big pet food company donating a percentage to animal charities or what about a company like BAE sponsoring a charity that helps young people to learn new skills or people with learning difficulties?