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Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.



The charities we're supporting from May 2016 to July 2016 are:

  • Home-Start - supports families with young children and babies in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. Our donation will help the 'Bump-Start' project. 'Bump-Start' is the charity's new project offering families emotional and practical support through pregnancy until their baby's 1st birthday.
  • Intermission - aim to help young people who are considered at risk owing to crime, poverty or violence to find a career path in the Arts through the works of Shakespeare. Our donation will help fund Intermission Outreach team to take productions of the original re-imaginings of Shakespeare's work into schools of London.
  • Battersea Summer Scheme - provides summer activities for young people with multiple disadvantages who come mainly from the poorer and more deprived areas of Battersea and Balham. Our donation will help this summer's events in Battersea Park - attractive alternatives to 'just hanging about' with the associated risks of becoming either a victim or a perpetrator of crime.

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

Since the introduction of the law requiring retailers to charge for single-use carrier bags, our charity, the John Lewis Foundation, has been responsible for distributing the proceeds to UK charities. We’ve aimed to choose charities closely aligned with the principles of the Foundation, supporting activities that promote education and inclusion, and enable employment. We’re sharing the past year’s proceeds of over £155,000 between six charities.

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Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

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