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Making a Birthday Gift Donation to Charity

What is a donation birthday gift?

A donation birthday gift is when you ask friends and family for a donation to charity in lieu of birthday gift giving. You can ask your loved ones to make a donation birthday gift through any of the methods below, and it’s a fantastic way to make your celebrations even more meaningful. As fun as birthdays are, everyone worries a little about what to buy or receiving things they don’t particularly want. A donation to charity in lieu of birthday gift giving means every present is a truly amazing one.

 

Why make a donation birthday gift to Help for Heroes?

Help for Heroes works to empower our wounded Heroes and help them recover from the injuries suffered while serving our nation. We offer specialist care for wounds seen and unseen and give the support our Heroes need to transition back to civilian life, overcome the obstacles in their way and reach their goals, whether that’s gaining work experience or achieving sporting greatness.

Help for Heroes works to empower our wounded Heroes and help them recover from the injuries suffered while serving our nation. We offer specialist care for wounds seen and unseen and give the support our Heroes need to transition back to civilian life, overcome the obstacles in their way and reach their goals, whether that’s gaining work experience or achieving sporting greatness.

View our stories to see how your donation birthday gift can help rebuild lives. Lives like that of Jack Otter, who suffered life-changing injuries while serving in Afghanistan. Now, he aims to proudly represent Team GB at the next Invictus Games along with the many other men and women Help for Heroes supports. 

We provide lifetime support to wounded veterans, providing care, guidance, and a range of courses and activities that tackle both the physical and mental issues that plague too many of our Heroes. We aim to empower these brave men and women to see a life beyond their injury and to find new purpose and passion, reaching the full potential of their new lives. 

 

How to ask for charity donations instead of birthday gifts

Asking for money can always be a sensitive issue, even if it is for a good cause, but there are several ways to make a birthday gift donation to charity that are easy for everyone.

Have a collection at your party

Be sure to register your collection with us, and you can collect right at your birthday party with donation boxes and buckets. You will need permission from the owner of the venue, and we will provide you with a unique event ID, so every donation birthday gift made online or offline counts towards your total. Make everyone aware of our donation page for secure online giving so they can give in the way that is most convenient for them.

Ask people to donate directly

If you don’t plan to have a party, you can simply send around an email asking people to make a donation birthday gift if they so wish. Our donation page gives several options, including making a donation on behalf of someone or choosing to make it a continuous monthly donation instead of a one-off, so your loved ones can choose how much and how often they wish to donate. 

 

Set up a Just Giving page

A very popular way to make a birthday gift donation to charity, Just Giving lets you set your own fundraising target and updates with every donation to show how much more you need to hit your goal. People can make their donations public, or they can donate anonymously, and they can also leave their birthday wishes on the page too. A great way for everyone to give what they can in their own time, Just Giving lets your loved ones make a donation birthday gift stress-free.

 

How to Donate your Birthday to Charity on Facebook

Social media is a fantastic way to donate your birthday to charity. Facebook makes it easy and alerts everyone on your friends list in just a few clicks. Setting up a Facebook fundraiser is simple, go to their fundraiser page and input the following information:

  1. Select Help for Heroes as your charity

  2. Say how much you want to raise as a goal

  3. Select the currency you’ll be collecting in

  4. Select the fundraiser end date (this doesn’t have to be your birthday)

  5. Give your fundraiser a name, e.g. “My 21st Donation to Charity in Lieu of Birthday Gift!”

  6. Add a message about why you’re asking for a donation birthday gift to Help for Heroes and why you want people to donate

  7. Choose a cover photo if you like. Otherwise, an official Help for Heroes image will be used automatically

 

How much should I ask for in a donation birthday gift?

Every donation matters, and we are grateful to anyone who has taken the time to give what they can. Our donation page includes information on how certain costs can be covered by specific donation amounts, but there is absolutely no obligation to give these amounts. Everyone has different circumstances, and you certainly don’t want the good to be taken out of your decision to ask for a donation to charity in lieu of birthday gift-giving. Don’t pressure people to give an unreasonable amount, simply ask them to give what they can, if they feel able. 

 

How does Help for Heroes get money from my fundraisers?

If your fundraiser was made on Facebook or Just Giving, we will receive the donation birthday gift from them directly. You don’t need to worry about doing anything else. The same goes for any donations made online. If you have had a cash collection, you will need to count up the total and do one of the below to make sure it gets to us. Please do not send cash. 

Send a cheque to:

Help for Heroes – Donations

14 Parkers Close

Downton

Salisbury

SP5 3RB

 

Make a card payment over the phone on: 0300 303 9888

Pay in cash from your collection at any bank to our Lloyd’s bank account (or Bank of Scotland for individuals in Scotland):

Account: ‘Help for Heroes’

Sort Code: 30-90-21

Account Number: 03524452

 

Thank you

Our supporters play a vital role in transforming the lives of our Heroes. We hope you have a very happy birthday, and thank you for your generosity.