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Five things you can do to keep your favourite charity running during Covid-19.

07/04/2020

We are living through unprecedented times and it is tough for us all. For us closing our doors has so far not been an option and you can follow our story through the Covid-19 Pandemic on our Facebook Page.

We know that not everyone can donate so we’ve come up with a few ways that you can continue to support your favourite charity whilst you are at home.

 

  1. Set up a regular gift

 

Regular gifts enable us to plan for the future because we know roughly what income is coming in every month for the year. As a result, setting up a regular gift as small as £3 a month can make a big impact in helping us to become more sustainable going forwards.

Archer Project Donation Form

 

  1. Do a virtual challenge and get your friends, family, colleagues to join in or sponsor you.

 

Everyone is finding more time for those things that they never have chance to do. From sorting out that spare wardrobe full of clothes to decluttering the whole house; from finally deciding to make that photo book of your travels to working out at home.

Whatever you are doing why not set yourself a challenge and get your friends and family to sponsor you. It’s also a great excuse to connect with them by giving them regular updates on your progress. Here are some examples of the challenges you could do:

  • Declutter and raise money. Ziffit.com have teamed up with Virgin Money Giving meaning that you can now sell your unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, and games and raise money. Check out Virgin Money Giving for more information on how to get started.
  • A 10K, half marathon (or full marathon if you’re ambitious) in your garden, and get the kids involved too and set up an assault course.
  • 100 squats a day challenge
  • 30 day plank challenge
  • Go wild: shave your beard, grow a beard, or shave your hair off. 
  • On Friday 17th April a number of you got together with your household and built dens, put up tents in your back gardens and slept in for us.

    Just because April 17th has been and gone does not mean that you cannot still Sleep In, we want lots of you to sleep out of your bed for one night, and have fun whilst doing so. What better opportunity is there to build a den in the living room than lockdown!

 Check out our events page for more information on challenges you can get involved with at home

 

  1. Give as you Shop

 

A simple way to raise money at no extra cost to you is to give through your online shopping. By signing up to Give As You Live you could be donating almost every time you make an online transaction, at no cost to yourself. Amazon also have a duplicate site called Amazon Smile that donates a percentage of the net amount of the item to your charity every time.

 

  1. Donate whatever you are not spending money on.

 

One positive of working from home is that the commute is free and probably only takes us all a couple of minutes. The downside is that we don’t have those interactions with our colleagues and the after work socialising is gone. So why not consider donating the cost of one of those commutes you no longer have to do.

 
  1. Stay Home and Stay Safe

 

Most importantly we want you to stay safe and stay at home, and then when this is over we can all meet up again and share those stories of our time inside.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Some useful websites:

NHS Coronavirus

NHS Self Isolation Advice

Support For Families

 

Thank you so much for all your support. If you have any questions about how you can get involved and support us during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond then email emily@archerproject.org.uk 

 

 

 

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