FUNDRAISE WITH US
Mercy May is an annual fundraising campaign that raises funds for Mercy Ships’ surgical and medical programs. Gather your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause.
What happens to the donations raised for Mercy May?
100% of all Mercy May proceeds will go directly toward providing free surgeries to people without access to medical care..
Please explain how I can get involved with Mercy May?
Simply click on the Mercy May button and we’ll send you a host kit with all you need to host your Mercy May fundraiser.
The host kit contains a handy host booklet to help you organise your event, invitations, posters, a money box, decorations plus some paperwork for banking funds raised. Mercy May Host Kits are sent out at the beginning of April each year.
Help, I’m stuck for event ideas!
There are endless options for the type of event you can hold – a ladies lunch, a backyard BBQ, a fashion show, a bake sale, whatever you can think of! Simply get your friends together at any time throughout the month of May. Here are a few more event ideas:
How do I collect donations at my Mercy May event?
You can use the money box provided in your host kit to collect cash and cheque donations. If any of your guests would like a tax-deductible receipt for their donation you can use the Mercy May Tax Receipt Request Form. You can also use your Mercy May online host page to raise funds from those unable to attend or at your event for guests who would like to donate by credit card, direct debit or PayPal.
Are online donations secure?
Donations made online are protected by an industry-standard high grade 128bit encryption, using SSL technology.
How do I deposit the funds I raise at my event?
You can deposit funds raised at any Westpac bank branch by following the instructions in your host booklet.
Is there a deadline to depositing Mercy May funds?
We would love if you can deposit all funds before 30 June.
How are tax receipts issued for any donations?
If any of your guests would like a tax-deductible receipt for their dontion you can use the Mercy May Tax Receipt Request Form. Donations made through your Mercy May online host page will receive their tax-deductible receipt by email at the time of their donation.
Can guests donate anonymously?
Yes, guests at your event can donate anonymously by placing their donation in the provided money box. They can also donate anonymously online by ticking the ‘Make my donation anonymous to the fundraiser’ option.
My Online Host Page
What is included in my Mercy May online host page?
Your Mercy May online host page can be personalised with your photos and a message to encourage donations. You can also set a fundraising goal and will see a list of who has donated.
What is the web page address of my personal Mercy May online host page?
Once you register your Mercy May online host page we will email you the direct link to your page to share with your friends.
Can I share my personal Mercy May online campaign page using my social media accounts?
You can share your Mercy May online campaign page on Facebook, Twitter or by email directly from your page.