This May, join with Mercy Ships to help women in Africa!
How to Host a Mercy May Fundraising Campaign
1. Register your Fundraising Campaign
By signing up as a Mercy May fundraiser, you’ll be helping to provide free surgery to women in Africa suffering from obstetric fistula and other gynaecological conditions.
You’ll get your very own online campaign page which you can personalise by adding images, a message and setting your campaign target. Once set up, you can share your campaign page with your friends and family by Facebook, Twitter or email. You’ll then be able to raise funds online through your campaign page and keep track of your campaign target.
2. Plan an Event
As well as your online campaign page, you can also get your friends and family together for a fundraising event. Once you’ve decided on what type of event you’re going to host, find a location and set a date.
2. Invite your Friends
Download the Mercy May invitations below and/or invite your friends via social media. Share your campaign page by posting the link Facebook, Twitter in an email. Share it with as many people as you can to increase donations. Remember to remind people that they can donate online through your campaign page at any time, even if they can’t attend your event.
3. Host your Event
Get everyone together and have a great time!
4. Collect Donations via your Online Campaign Page
Your friends and family can easily donate by credit card, debit card, direct debit or PayPal through your online campaign page and will automatically receive their tax-deductible receipt by email.
Use the Hashtag #MyMercyMay
1. Type the hashtag
In any social media post as a single word, without spaces, like this #MyMercyMay.
2. Place #MyMercyMay anywhere
At the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of a post.
3. Search for #MyMercyMay
Search for the hashtag on any social media platform to follow along with what other people are doing for their Mercy May event.
Downloads for Fundraisers
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|Event Poster (A4)
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A Fundraiser’s Story
Ian and Jan Smith from Kaniva, Victoria, have hosted several Mercy May fundraisers over the last few years. So what inspired them to get involved?
“Having heard about the plight of women who become outcasts in their own culture and the work of Mercy Ships to restore dignity and hope we just wanted to get involved. Putting on a morning tea seemed a fun idea and with the help of Mercy Ships, who provided promotional material and ideas, the occasion was made even easier and more fun to organise. People who had never heard about Mercy Ships before were very appreciative of the event; and the scones, jam and cream. The main outcome however was that those who attended felt they had been given an opportunity to make a difference.”
Our team is here to support you, so if you need help or to edit your campaign page please get in contact by calling 1300 739 899 or email [email protected]