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!
How to set up your 'Donate Your Birthday' page
It's a 3-minute process!
Why donate your birthday?
How can I collect money?
Simply share your Simplygiving 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 cardCreate your own birthday webpage on Simplygiving and direct your friends to the link to donate.
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 Simplygiving 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 & ChequeAsk your friends to give you cash or make out a cheque. Collect all the money and give it to VCSL all at once.
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.