DONATE YOUR BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE BY HONOURING THEIRS.
Are you looking for a special way to celebrate your birthday this year? Instead of receiving physical gifts, leverage your special day for good by asking your friends and family to donate to Branches of Hope on your behalf to care for the refugee community in Hong Kong.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR 'DONATE YOUR BIRTHDAY' PAGE
Get started in just 3 minutes.
Pledge your birthday
Click “CREATE MY BIRTHDAY PAGE” below. This will take you to our SimplyGiving page.
promote your page
Share your SimplyGiving page with friends and family, and ask them to donate. There are several ways for them to give.
Celebrate your birthday
We’ll give 100% of the money raised to the ROAD Programme to help refugees and their families cover the cost of rent, groceries, toiletries, and other essentials for a better life in Hong Kong.
HOW DO I PROMOTE MY BIRTHDAY PAGE?
USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD THE WORD:
Not sure how to ask? Here’s a sample message:
Dear friends and family,
My birthday is coming up on [date], and I have decided to ask for donations instead of gifts this year to support Branches of Hope Ltd, a Hong Kong non-profit who works with refugees.
I am looking forward to using my birthday to serve others, and I’d like to invite you to join me in reaching my goal of [HKD XXXX] by donating on my SimplyGiving Birthday Page: [insert link]
If you’d prefer cash or cheque, simply let me know and I’ll find a time to meet you and collect it. I will also collect donations at my birthday party!
Thanks so much for your love and support, and feel free to let me know if you have questions.
HOW CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY DONATE?
There are two ways to give to your birthday campaign:
Credit Card via SimplyGiving
Friends and family may donate using a credit card through your SimplyGiving Birthday Page.
Collect Cash and Cheques at Your Birthday Party
If some of your friends and family prefer to give you cash or cheque, simply gather the donations and give it to Branches of Hope after your campaign ends. Make sure all cheques are written to ‘Branches of Hope Ltd’, and turn in this form along with your donations.
CASH AND CHEQUE:
TAX RECEIPT PROCEDURE
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