Start a Fundraising Campaign
Over 5 billion people on the face of the Earth lack access to safe surgical and medical care. The challenge is enormous but with your help we can save lives. By signing up as a fundraiser, you’ll be helping to provide hope and healing to people like Fifaliana. Read her story now.
A fundraiser’s story
Our supporters have done some pretty amazing things to raise money for Mercy Ships.
Ian and Jan Smith from Kaniva, Victoria, have hosted several Mercy Ships 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.”
How to fundraise for Mercy Ships
Step 1. Register your campaign
You’ll get your very own online campaign page which you can personalise by adding images, a message and setting your campaign target. Then you’re ready to raise funds!
Step 2. Tell your friends
Share your campaign page with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or in an email and ask them to give. Share your campaign 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.
Step 3. Collect donations online
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. That means no paperwork for you!
Step 4. Host an event
Get everyone together for a great time and a great cause as an extra way to help raise funds. Host a dinner party, teach an art class, run a garage sale, ask for donations instead of birthday presents, run a marathon, anything you can think of!
Step 5. See your support in action
Once your campaign has ended, we’ll send 100% of funds raised directly to our operations in the field. Then you can keep track of how your support is making stories of hope and healing possible by following our patients’ journeys on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.