Daily deals service Itison has launched a new charity initiative supporting the benefits of respite.
Itison Us will bring local charities and businesses together to give them experiences such family days out, dinners or a night away.
The deals website will initially be supporting three Scottish charities as part of their new initiative.
Two of the first three charities to be supported are in Glasgow: Home Start Glasgow North who aim to help families through difficult times.
The Coming Home Centre in Govan – a drop-in centre for army veterans to assist with mental and physical health, pension and homelessness.
While the The Haven Centre in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire tries to help people with life-limiting illnesses.
Charities can then use these vouchers to provide a short break for the people they support and the volunteers who give their time to the charity or to fundraise.
Oli Norman, CEO at itison said: “When you think about charity you don’t often think about the power of respite or giving a smile, that’s exactly what itison us will do.
“Every day tens of thousands of our members enjoy incredible experiences that put a smile on their faces. We’re extending that mission to those people who need it most – people going through tough times and the volunteers that work tirelessly to help make their lives better.
“Every month we’ll donate hundreds of vouchers to brilliant local charities to use for those experiencing hardship – to enjoy a meal out or an overnight stay – something to give them and their families respite from what they’re going through – all on us and the amazing businesses we work with.
“itison members don’t need to do anything – we’re not only going to donate if you buy something or ask you to pay anything at all. We’re not doing this to increase sales, we’re doing it because we can.”
Itison raised over £2million for Social Bite and the company plans to do more good in each community it works and lives in.
itison will absorb all admin costs and labour, making it simple for businesses and charities to get involved.