A Formidable Challenge
South Kent Mind need to raise £300,000 every year from donations, grants, and fundraising in order to provide local activities and services, currently provided outside core services.
Unfortunately, dependable sources of income have been impacted. Due to the Pandemic our Mind Charity Shop in Hythe is temporarily closed and the majority of our collection tins are inaccessible and increasingly outmoded as businesses move to contactless pay.
Yet take a moment and there are ways to make donating easier, better and smarter. We think it is time to make a difference with simple efforts that will help us hit our big annual target.
Amazon offers a charity version of their website and donate around 0.5% of the price of any purchase to South Kent Mind.
Visit smile.amazon.co.uk and sign into your Amazon account. Search for ‘South Kent Mind’ and select us as your charity of choice. Make your purchase and earn a donation for South Kent Mind. Remember to use Amazon Smile whenever you shop in the future.
And to ensure you never miss an opportunity to support South Kent Mind when accessing Amazon from your PC, why not install Smilematic – it remembers you want to access Amazon via Smile so the charity never misses out!
If you link to Smile while on the Amazon app on your smart phone you will automatically be ensuring Amazon makes a donation to our charity – and you will see that mentioned at the checkout on every occasion.
Raise free funds for South Kent Mind by shopping online. Choose from over 4,400 stores to shop and support us.
Sign up at easyfundraising.org.uk and choose South Kent Mind as your charity. Search for the shop you want to buy something from on their website and complete your purchase. Track your purchase with Easyfundraising to see how much you’ve raised for us.
eBay for Charity
You can choose us as your favourite charity and raise money, selling or buying on eBay.
Visit eBay for Charity and add South Kent Mind as your favourite charity. When you shop and checkout, look for the drop-down at the bottom of the page to add a donation to South Kent Mind. This will also work if you sell on eBay. You can choose a percentage of the proceeds of your sale to go to South Kent Mind and eBay will reduce your basic insertion and valuation fees too.
Give as you Live
Raise free funds by shopping online. Choose from over 4,200 stores to shop and support us. You can earn up to £10 when you do your next online shop at Sainsbury’s. You can even compare gas and electricity or holidays and raise money for charity.
Sign up at giveasyoulive.com and choose South Kent Mind as your charity. Search for the shop you want to buy something from on the Give as you Live website, and complete your purchase. You can track your purchase and see how much you’ve raised for us.
Humble Bundle is a games platform with a difference. You can choose how you pay for your bundle. This enables you to allocate some of the price of your purchase between the game creator, charity and Humble Bundle.
Simply sign up at humblebundle.com. Once you’ve set up an account, visit the Humble Bundle store and click the ‘Charity’ link along the navigation bar.
Search for ‘South Kent Mind’ and select us as your charity. Then purchase your game bundles as normal and help support South Kent Mind.
Topcashback is one of the most well-known money-saving websites. Shop for everything from car insurance to broadband and get cashback, all or some you can choose to donate to us.
Set up a Top Cashback account at topcashback.co.uk. Search for the store you want to buy from on the Top Cashback website. Click through and complete your purchase to earn cashback. Once you’ve raised funds in your account, you can request a pay-out to your bank account. When you request a pay-out, you can choose to donate to South Kent Mind and specify the amount you would like to give.
Turn unwanted stuff into charity donations. Virgin Money Giving have partnered with Ziffit, a free web and app service, that instantly values books, games, DVDs and CDs and the trade value can be donated directly to South Kent Mind.
Download the Ziffit app, scan the barcodes of your products and get an instant value. Complete the online trade. Select your chosen charity at checkout and pack up your unwanted goodies. Use Ziffit’s free courier* or drop-off service to send your items, free of charge. The value of your items will appear on your Virgin Money Giving page and donated to your chosen charity.
Technology is evolving at a frantic pace so it is easy to miss fantastic new fundraising opportunities. And this is where you can help us.
What are we missing?
If you have used a different platform to great fundraising effect, please get in contact and tell us more. If it adds up, we’ll update this page and give you a shout out.