Join us to deliver 1,500 surgical miracles of hope and healing this Mercy May
Your Mercy May gathering, no matter how small, will make a big difference to those in need.
Helping is easier than you think! Gather your friends together for a good time, get creative and raise money for a great cause. Register today and you will get your very own campaign webpage which you can personalise and share with your friends. You can also opt to receive a Mercy May host kit in the mail and we’ll send you all you need to host your Mercy May fundraiser. Register 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 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.”
How to fundraise for Mercy May
Step 1. Register your gathering
You’ll get your very own online campaign page which you can personalise by adding images, a message and setting your campaign target. You can also opt to receive a Mercy May host kit in the mail.
Step 2. Get creative
Plan a dinner party, teach an art class, run a garage sale, anything you can think of!
Step 3. Invite your friends
Once you register we’ll post you a host kit including invitations and you can also share your campaign page with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or in an email. Remind people that even if they can’t attend your event, they can donate online through your campaign page at any time.
Step 4. Host your gathering
Now that you’ve got all of your friends together, have a fantastic time!
Step 5. Collect donations
Collect and return donations given in person or use your campaign page at your gathering to allow your friends and family to donate by credit card, debit card, direct debit or PayPal. This way they’ll automatically receive their tax-deductible receipt by email. That means no paperwork for you!