Made4aid policy, terms and conditions
Our aims and objectives:
Our aim is to raise money for charitable causes and aid work through handmade arts and crafts.
Our objectives are to invite and encourage donations of handmade arts and craft items and supplies to made4aid, as well as making our own donations; to sell all such donated items online; to donate proceeds from made4aid sales to charitable causes; to enable artists, crafters and others to contribute to charity through their creative work.
made4aid is run by a volunteers, based in London, UK; you can learn more about the history and background of made4aid here.
made4aid is organised online via our website, Etsy shop and email. We also provide news and updates via facebook, Instagram and the made4aid blog. We aim to be transparent in explaining our aims, methods and the way we organise this project and we welcome questions, suggestions and other kinds of feedback.
We are committed to working collaboratively and hope to raise awareness of the possibility of making and donating to made4aid. Donations can be made from anywhere worldwide and many items can be bought and mailed worldwide; some may be sold within specific regions only. We are committed to equal opportunities and are open to contributions from and collaboration with anyone who shares our interests and aims and who works within our guidelines.
We are a non-profit-making organisation and are registered with the UK National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Membership No. 11190. The costs of setting up made4aid so far have been contributed as donations from the made4aid team. You can find more information on our charitable giving and fundraising status here.
Terms and conditions
1. We welcome donations of items in good saleable condition, which meet the criteria given on this website. If you are thinking of donating to made4aid, please read our detailed guidance document, on the Donating page. If you send details of an item which doesn’t meet our criteria then we will email you explaining this. If you are unsure about whether or not your work or item is suitable, please email us first – we want to avoid misunderstanding or disappointment. We would expect to sell at the price you suggest for your item, but we will also consider prices of similar items on Etsy and other relevant sites and liaise with you as necessary. See Donations for further details.
2. Please provide all the information we need to list your items in the Etsy shop. If you are away from home, or need to withdraw your item for any reason before the listing expiry date, please just let us know. If your item doesn’t sell after a couple of months, we may contact you about reducing the price. If your item doesn’t sell within the 4-month Etsy listing period, we can either re-list it, or you can withdraw the item, this is your choice.
3. Persons donating items that they have made to made4aid are not our employees or volunteers, and made4aid has no legal liability for them.
We will try to ensure that items sold are of good quality and are described accurately. Handmade items will often have irregularities or unevenness which are not flaws, but which are part of the nature and character of hand-made work.
Please see the made4aid Etsy shop ‘Policies’ section for full details about payment, shipping and returns policy.