As restrictions have lifted , we have made the decision to recommence door-to-door fundraising activity in line with government guidelines. You may see Saint John of God Foundation representatives out and about in your neighbourhood.
Door-to-door fundraising is one of the best ways for us to raise awareness and funds about our work creating opportunities for a fuller and Better Life for all those we support with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health challenges. It is a well-established activity that many well-known charities are using.
Our fundraising representatives are currently working in locations below. They recruit between the hours of 12 noon and 8:30pm.
Like many other charities, we partner with a professional fundraising agency, to help us raise much needed funds. Gather Campaigns is a newly established professional fundraising service for charities in Ireland built upon over 20 years of experience. To read more about the work of Gather Campaigns please visit their website at Home | GATHER (gathercampaigns.com).
How have you adapted door-to-door activity to respond to COVID-19?
We have worked hard to ensure door-to-door recruitment is undertaken sensitively, safely and responsibly, with extra measures in place to protect everyone’s health.
Our fundraising representatives will be wearing face-masks and will be issued with a personal bottle of hand sanitiser, which they will use throughout the day.
All of our fundraising representatives have received comprehensive training on adhering to social distancing guidelines, on the use of their personal protective equipment and on hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette. They will sanitise their tablets regularly throughout the day.
We have adapted our sign-up process so it can now be completed at a safe distance without passing items. All Welcome Pack materials will be sent to new supporters by post rather than distributed at your door.
How can I be sure that the individual I’m speaking to is a legitimate fundraiser?
Genuine Saint John of God Foundation agency fundraisers will always carry an ID badge and never accept cash donations. They will wear a Saint John of God Foundation branded tabards.
If you have any doubts about legitimacy, please ask the fundraiser for more information. A genuine fundraising representative will be more than happy to answer questions and explain more about the work of Saint John of God Foundation and pass you on to are Supporter Care Team.
If you still have doubts, please don’t hesitate to contact our Supporter Care Team on +353 (01) 913 5700 or at [email protected]
Are my personal and banking details safe?
Yes. Please be assured that the data shared between Saint John of God Foundation and Gather Campaigns is done securely and is encrypted.
How can I request more information?
Our Supporter Care Team are happy to answer any questions you have about are work. You can reach them on +353 (01) 913 5700 or at [email protected]