This Christmas we need you to help us protect more lives. In the region of Bomet, Kenya 80% of people have no access to clean water or soap, and no protection against illnesses like cholera, typhoid or coronavirus disease. Infectious diseases can spread quickly and kill the most vulnerable, including children, simply because people aren’t able to wash their hands.
The communities that we serve have never known a world without a pandemic. Until we can wash our hands of deadly diseases, let’s make sure everyone can wash theirs.
You can help to provide clean water and good hygiene to children like Brian by supporting Dig Deep this festive season, and your support doesn't just have to come in the form of a cash donation. Below we have listed 15 different and simple ways that you can support Dig Deep and help to protect more lives:
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match funding campaign! This year the challenge will run for 7 days from 12pm on the 1st December to 12pm on the 8th December. During this time all donations made to Dig Deep's campaign page will be doubled meaning that your donation will have twice as much impact! So make sure you save the date and be ready to make a donation that will have twice the impact this December. Join our Facebook event to be reminded of the campaign starting or register your commitment to donate now.
The Dig Deep Christmas Shop
Surprise your loved ones with a conscious charity gift this Christmas. From Charity Christmas Cards, that have been hand designed by our amazing volunteers to Link Your Loo certificates and more, our Christmas Shop is home to lots of lovely and unique Christmas Gifts that are sure to put a smile on the recipients face. Get shopping now: www.digdeep.org.uk/christmas-shop
Attend our Virtual Christmas Cocktail Masterclass
This December we have joined forces with the amazing Tipsy Food Company, to bring you a creatively crafted experience using their masterfully blended spirits. Join us 'virtually' on Zoom at 7pm on the 10th December and learn how to make 3 delicious cocktails using Tipsy's Gin, Rum and Sloe Gin spirits. You will take away three amazing cocktail recipes that you can use to make your Christmas extra special this year. Buy your tickets now: https://thetipsyfoodcompany.com/product/virtual-cocktail-masterclass-dig-deep
Get your workplace involved
Does your workplace already support a charity? If not then why not ask them to support Dig Deep. Our Virtual Christmas Cocktail Masterclass is an excellent event for that all important Office Christmas Party that is twice as hard to organise this year. Get in touch with me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your party today.
Alternatively, there are loads of different ways that we can work together from volunteering events, international challenges, payroll giving, platforms like Benevity and more. Check out our partnerships page for more information or simply get in touch to chat through your ideas.
Shop with the Tipsy Food Company
Along with our Christmas Cocktail extravaganza the Tipsy Food Company have very kindly offered to support Dig Deep by donating £1 from every bottle that they sell. So if you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that tricky family member to buy for then why not get them a delicious bottle of Gin or Rum for them to enjoy. Not only will you have ticked something off your shopping list but you will also be helping to support Dig Deep. Get Shopping now: https://thetipsyfoodcompany.com/shop/
Christmas shopping is going to be looking a little bit different this year as most of it will have to be done online. So why not make yourself feel better about spending hours scrolling through endless gift ideas and sign up to Easy Fundraising so that you can raise money for Dig Deep whilst you shop! Easy Fundraising is a great platform that turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause, in this case Dig Deep! All you need to do is set up your cause account and then start your shopping through the platform, and they are partnered with thousands of retailers like John Lewis, M&S, Argos and many many more. Sign up to start raising FREE donations now: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/digdeep/
Did you know that you can also raise funds for Dig Deep whilst shopping on your Amazon App, all you need to do is follow a couple of simple steps and then every time you shop you will be supporting Dig Deep. Just follow this link and follow the steps.
Earlier this year we hosted a Virtual Gin Tasting with Pinkster Gin and they have given us a special code that will donate 10% of the proceeds from your purchases when you shop online with Pinkster. Simply enter DIGDEEP10 into the discount code box on Pinksters web shop to activate the donation: www.pinkstergin.com.
Roundups is a brand new platform that allows you to donate pennies as you spend! Simply sign up and download the app and Roundups will do the rest. They will work with your bank to automatically round-up all of your card payments (to 10p, 50p or £1 – whatever you choose), donate the difference to a Dig Deep and then report back on the amazing impact of your penny donations. Sign up now: www.roundups.org/?signup
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving and this year it falls on Tuesday 1st December!
Giving Tuesday is a day where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes that mean so much to them. So why not save the date and make a donation to our Big Give Christmas Challenge page and encourage others to do the same!
If you haven't already why not ask your employer to enroll you with Payroll Giving, this is an easy and hassle free way for you to make regular (and tax free) donations to Dig Deep through your monthly paycheck. If your employer isn't already enrolled with a Payroll Giving Scheme then why not encourage them to set it up, you can read more about the process here.
PayPal Giving Fund and eBay for Charity
If you are shopping or selling on eBay this Christmas then you can support Dig Deep by adding a donation during checkout or donating a percentage of their sales. Find out more here: charity.ebay.co.uk/
Instead of asking for Christmas Presents this year why not ask your family and friends to make a donation on your behalf. The simplest and easiest way to do this is to use Facebooks fantastic fundraising function, simply follow this link to set up your fundraising page, set your goal and start asking for donations. If you would rather use Instagram you can also use the Instagram Donations feature where you can add a donate button to your stories. To do this simply select the donation sticker from the sticker section in your stories.
If you are thinking about booking a holiday or cruise then why not book via Charitable Travel, a registered social enterprise and a financially protected travel agency whose purpose and mission is to help you with your holiday plans and at the same time support the great work that UK-based charities deliver around the world. When you book your holiday with Charitable Travel they will make a free five percent donation to Dig Deep, all you need to do is tell them your chosen charity. Find out more here: charitable.travel/dig-deep/
Finally, if you can't give right now but you want to support Dig Deep then you can help us by subscribing to our Newsletter. This means you will receive updates from us direct to your inbox keeping you informed about all the amazing work our team is doing in Kenya as well as all the incredible fundraising our volunteers are doing. Join the Dig Deep Family here.
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Dig Deep, we can't do what we do without the help of all our amazing fundraisers, donors and supporters. Do let us know in what way you have decided to support Dig Deep this Christmas and share this blog post with your friends so that more people can support Dig Deep during the festive season.
Rachael Marshall :)
Fundraising and Communications Manager
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