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February 10, 2020
As a registered charity, SFCS relies on donations and fundraising efforts to provide support services to our families.
Recruiting adopters requires time and resources. Assessing and preparing a family for adoption takes many hours of social work time, then there’s the support services we provide, and ‘being there’ for that child and their family over the years ahead.
It costs £548 a day to provide our extensive adoption support services to our adoptive families. St. Francis’ Children’s Society receives no public funding and many of our support services are dependent on donations, the fundraising efforts of our supporters and support from external companies and organisations.
We’re always delighted to receive donations from our supporters. But there are a number of ways you can support SFCS which won’t cost you a penny!
This year, we are one of the chosen charities to benefit from the Co-Op Community Fund. If you shop at Co-Op, you can help us by becoming a member and choosing SFCS as your charity, or selecting us as your charity if you’re already a member. Once you’ve signed up, Co-Op will donate 1% of everything you spend on selected own-brand products and services to us. Find out more about the scheme and register to support us here.
You can also support SFCS every time you shop online, by signing up with two simple websites.
Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity fundraising website. It’s simple to use and it’s free. The website turns your everyday online shopping into donations for SFCS, at no cost to you.
EasyFundraising is partnered with around 4,000 retailers. All you have to do is visit your favourite retailers through the Easyfundraising website and shop as normal. Once you’ve made a purchase the retailer will then make a small donation to SFCS to say “thank you”. Find out more about how Easyfundraising works and how easy it is to support us.
And we are also registered with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. It may not sound much, but it all adds up! Sign up to support SFCS here.
We hope you’ll feel able to sign up to some or all of these simple schemes, and support SFCS for free! Thank you for your support – every little helps.