AT Missio Scotland, we encourage our school communities, parishes and individual donors to ‘give a little’ to support our work worldwide. Now, however, there’s a way that you can give a little more to us when you shop online and it won’t cost you a penny!
With Black Friday almost upon us and Christmas coming thick and fast too, many of us take to popular shopping sites like Amazon to look for the best bargains. What many don’t know however, is that that particular retailer offers you a way to donate to Missio Scotland via its Amazon Smile initiative. All you need to do is register with Amazon Smile using the following link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC014858 After having done that, every time you make an eligible purchase Amazon will donate 0.5 per cent of the net purchase price—excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees—to Missio Scotland at no extra cost to you.
Another way to support Missio Scotland as you shop online is via easyfundraising. This is a really easy way to raise money for us—you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,300 well known online stores like Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you.
Over £20 million has already been raised for good causes in the UK by easyfundraising shoppers so please help us get our share! We want to raise as much as possible, so please visit our new easyfundraising page at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/missioscotland and click ‘support us.’
And here are examples of some of the projects that your money will support.
Mother of Perpetual Help Centre, Nong Bua, Thailand
The centre provides support to 400 needy children who are victims of HIV/AIDS or whose parents suffer from the disease. The centre gives the children food supplement, milk, medical care and education. The support is necessary to ensure the babies and young children get proper nourishment and medical care. Though the number of children with HIV positive has reduced many poor families are still affected
St Paul's Major Seminary, Fort Portal, Uganda
St. Paul’s National Seminary is currently the youngest of the four national major seminaries in Uganda. The Seminary was opened/founded by the Uganda Episcopal Conference in August 1992.
At its beginnings, it started with 48 seminarians and by the 2016/2017 academic year the number of seminarians had risen to 189.
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Nha Trang, Vietnam
Despite decades of struggling with limited religious freedoms, Sister Mary and her community work tirelessly to help the forgotten families living in the coastal mountain regions of Vietnam and their children who desperately require access to clean drinking water and nutritious food.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Missio has been able to provide a new water filtration system for the kindergarten run by the sisters.
So just to recap, you can support us via Amazon Smile by registering at the following link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC014858
And you can support us via easyfundraising by visiting our page: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/missioscotland and clicking ‘support us.’