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Donate to charity instead of sending cards

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Hi

On behalf of my company I would like to donate to a charity instead of sending Christmas cards, I have received, in the past, e-mails from a charity with a message from the person donating, explaining that they have made a donation to the said charity

I don't suppose anyone knows of any charities that are doing this as I've looked at a couple and can't find anything?

Many thanks

Karen

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  • lexuslass
    lexuslass Posts: 2,283 Forumite
    edited 23 November 2010 at 7:05PM
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    kaggy wrote: »
    Hi

    On behalf of my company I would like to donate to a charity instead of sending Christmas cards, I have received, in the past, e-mails from a charity with a message from the person donating, explaining that they have made a donation to the said charity

    I don't suppose anyone knows of any charities that are doing this as I've looked at a couple and can't find anything?

    Many thanks

    Karen

    Hi Karen

    This probably won't answer the question you have asked but I used to organise this at my old place of work... I used to collect donations throughout December.

    On Christmas Eve (or the day before), I'd send out an email (made it look all christmassy) to the whole of the building saying something along the lines of "instead of sending xmas cards, we have collected £xxx this year for said charity (normally a local special care baby unit or childrens hospital) and then go on to say "Merry Christmas from the following people etc etc etc"

    We'd get a company cheque raised after Christmas and send it with a covering note and we always got a lovely thank you letter back from the charity.

    I would then display a copy of this letter on each floor of the building on the noticeboards.
  • kaggy
    kaggy Posts: 181 Forumite
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    That sounds lovely but I am a one man band who does stuff mainly on-line, if I can't do what I want to do, I will do the e-mail that you suggested.

    many thanks

    Karen
  • Tamster150
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    We always do Great Ormand Street Hospital at my work - you get a big poster for everyone to write their Christmas messages on.

    http://www.gosh.org/christmas/christmas-poster/
  • TBagpuss
    TBagpuss Posts: 11,208 Forumite
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    Have you googles "Charity e-card" - I think you'll find a few if you do.

    I Know MacMillan do one http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Donate/Ecards/ecard_home.aspx so do Marie Curie http://ecards.mariecurie.org.uk/ and the NSPCC http://www.nspccwishes.org.uk/ecards
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
  • kaggy
    kaggy Posts: 181 Forumite
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    Thank you so much, that's just what I wanted, I was having a mad moment and I couldn't remember what they were called!

    Thanks once again

    Karen
  • chasingsunshine_2
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    I came across this the other day http://www.clapa.com/get_involved/article/1032/ You can donate and then put a message on the link which you can send as a christmas message.
    My baby was born with cleft lip & palate so I was looking for some way to donate, similar to you :)
  • mr_knight
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    Hello

    One of my fav charities is postpals. Might be a nice idea to donate to them as they send letters and cards to poorly children all year. That way you would know that although you haven't sent a card directly a card will be sent to a child to brighten their day.

    You'd probably have to send an email yourself though (or get one cheap and large card for all to sign).

    Their details are:
    You can make a donation via PayPal or by sending a cheque made out to Post Pals, and send it to Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, KT23 4WN

    http://www.postpals.co.uk/
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