November 30, 2020
The Giving Tuesday campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others in the run up to Christmas. There are many ways to get involved through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.
On Giving Tuesday 2019, £14.2 million was donated to UK charities, which is equivalent to almost £10,000 per minute. The Giving Tuesday campaign also holds the world record for the most money raised online for charity in a 24 hour period!
There are several ways you can support St. Francis’ Children’s Society this Giving Tuesday…
Everything we do is aimed at creating the brightest futures for children and families – but this takes considerable investment and we couldn’t do it without the invaluable support of our fundraisers and donors. You can make a one-off donation to support our work on our JustGiving page. Or maybe you could…
It costs around £548 a day to provide our extensive adoption support services to our adoptive families. We don’t receive any funding for these services – we rely on donors & fundraisers. Supporting us with a monthly gift will provide vital help for the adopted children who need us today and help change the lives of children who will be adopted in the future. Find out more about becoming a Friend of St. Francis here.
If you’re contemplating a personal challenge when Covid restrictions are finally lifted, why not raise funds for your favourite children’s charity at the same time? You’ll find loads of ideas on our Challenges & Campaigns page – from skydives to marathons and treks!
If your company, organisation or club usually lays on a Christmas party for staff or members, why not consider donating the (sadly unspent) party budget to St. Francis’ Children’s Society this year? You’ll spread some good cheer and get to bask in the warm glow or becoming an #XmasPartyHero! Find out more about how it works here.
Whilst Covid restrictions have limited fundraising activities for many charities, there are still lots of simple ways you and your children can raise funds for SFCS – online quiz nights, read-a-thons, virtual coffee mornings, washing cars for your neighbours. More ideas and a fundraising toolkit can be found here.
We hope you’ll feel able to support our work in some way this Giving Tuesday. And we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated, fundraised, volunteered and otherwise supported us this year – we really couldn’t do it without you.