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Are you looking for a special way to celebrate your birthday this year?

Are you looking for a special way to celebrate your birthday this year? Instead of receiving physical gifts, make your birthday fun and meaningful by inspiring your friends and loved ones to donate to The Vine Community Services (VCSL) on your behalf and help the refugee community in Hong Kong. Want to find out more on how to donate your birthday to VCSL? Take a look at the steps below!

 

CREATE YOUR BIRTHDAY PAGE

How to set up your 'Donate Your Birthday' page

It's a 3-minute process!

Pledge your birthday by clicking the “DONATE YOUR BIRTHDAY” button above. This will take you to the VCSL’s Justgiving page where you can create your own Birthday page.

How to set up your Birthday page

Share your Justgiving page to friends and family asking people to donate. Scroll down for ways to donate!



How to promote your Birthday campaign

We’ll give 100% of the money raised to VCSL’s Refugee Financial Assistance Program which currently serves over 300 refugee’s and their families in Hong Kong.

How does VCSL support refugees

Why donate your birthday?

How can I promote my Birthday page?

Make use of these platforms to spread the word!

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How can I collect money?

Simply share your Justgiving birthday page to your friends and ask people to donate via credit card. This saves your time on admin work and you can track donation records easily. If you aren’t a big fan of technology, you can also collect cash and cheques on behalf of VCSL and submit it after your party.

Tech-savvy option - Credit card

Create your own birthday webpage on Justgiving and direct your friends to the link to donate.   

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Sample message:

Hi guys, It’s my birthday coming up next month and I’d like to celebrate it by donating it to an organization called The Vine Community Services (VCSL) – a charity that helps refugees in HK. What do I mean by donating my birthday? It means you don’t need to buy me present, but instead you can make a donation to VCSL via my birthday champion. My goal is to raise HK$5000 to the charity. Please click here to support me: [insert your justgiving birthday link]

Advantages of the tech-savvy option

  • You know the fundraising result immediately.
  • The webpage can generate a donor list.
  • Your friends can leave comments on the birthday webpage.

Personal approach - Cash & Cheque

Ask your friends to give you cash or make out a cheque. Collect all the money and give it to VCSL all at once.   

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Sample message:

  Hi guys, you don't have to give yourself a headache with what to get me this year! I have donated my birthday to an organization called The Vine Community Services (VCSL) – a charity that helps refugees in HK. You can get me present by making a donation to VCSL via my birthday champaign. My goal is to raise HK$5000 to the charity. My goal is to raise HK$5000 to the charity. If you’d like to support me to achieve this goal, you can do it by cash or cheque, I will do a collection at my birthday party.

Advantages of the personal approach option

  • It’s easier for your non-tech friends.
  • Save handling fee for VCSL.

For more info and questions about this campaign

Contact lolly.law@vcsl.org

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