27 Jan 2014

New video shows the real difference MyDonate makes

Watch the new heart-warming video about the incredible fundraising and support SThree gives to charity SOS Children.


Giving something back

With 2,500 staff across the world, and offices in 20 different countries, recruitment company SThree works hard and plays hard. But it never loses sight of giving something back.

SThree has a five-year partnership with SOS Children to support 80 orphans and abandoned youngsters in Zambia. And, to keep all of this fantastic work going, it has a target to raise half a million pounds for the charity in a variety of ways including; marathon running, charity events and dress-down days.

Since 2009, SThree has been one of SOS Children’s Transformational Corporate Partners. So far the company and its employees have raised more than £368,000 for the charity. Funds raised are used to support the development of a new SOS Children’s Village in Chipata, Zambia – one of the world’s most deprived and disease hit areas.

No brainer

SThree likes to use MyDonate because it’s commission and fee-free. This means if the half a million is raised through MyDonate, there is the potential for the charity to get an extra £25,000 when compared with similar services. And that goes a long way in Zambia – in fact it can provide food for the 80 children for five years.

Gary Eldon, CEO, SThree explained: “The beauty for me about MyDonate, it’s a non-profit organisation and every single penny that we raise goes straight to the charity. How can you beat that?”

Divya Patel from SOS Children said: “MyDonate is by far the most cost effective fundraising website for us.”

On top of that the MyDonate service has been quick and easy for the charity and donors to use so they can reach that target more easily.

BT created MyDonate to help people give to good causes more securely and simply. With MyDonate charities get the whole contribution – as well as the full 25 per cent Gift Aid. There are no fees (except those charged by a donor’s debit or credit card company) or set up charges for charities. This means for every £10 given through MyDonate, up to 63p more will go straight to the charity compared with other online fundraising services.

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