DOES SAVE THE CHILDREN HAVE FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISERS IN CANADA?
Yes. We have been working across Canada with our long-time fundraising partner Globalfaces Direct to acquire monthly donations on behalf of Save the Children through door-to-door campaigns for many years. These campaigns are part of Save the Children’s fundraising strategy to create awareness, and to empower Canadians to support our mission to improve the lives of children in crisis in Canada and around the world.
WHY IS SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISING RIGHT NOW?
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, children were already facing a triple-threat to their rights from conflict, climate change and acute food insecurity. The added effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential to reverse decades of hard-won progress on children’s rights and addressing the root causes of poverty. This year, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is expected to increase by 40%, to 235 million. Half of the disaster-affected population will be children. This is truly shocking and demands urgent action. Children and families around the world require immediate and lasting aid.
We understand that the pandemic continues to be a challenge for everyone in some way, and we are committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of the public and our fundraising staff while raising necessary funds for our mission to improve the lives of children.
To ensure the health of fundraisers and the public is protected, all fundraising decisions are made following the most accurate and up to date advice from government and industry regulators. We are taking all necessary health and safety precautions. These include social distancing, protective equipment for our fundraisers, and continuous review of our fundraisers’ and public’s health and safety.
If there is an increase in infection rates, policies and activity will be adjusted as soon as the latest advice from government and industry regulators is announced.
IS SAVE THE CHILDREN ALLOWED TO BE FUNDRAISING IN CANADA?
Yes. All fundraising decisions are made following the most accurate and up to date regulations from government and industry regulators. We are tracking the situation daily through information provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and local provincial health authorities.
WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE FUNDRAISERS TAKING?
Fundraisers are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). This PPE follows recommendations as prescribed by the Canadian Medical Association and other leading health authorities. This includes but is not limited to masks, hand sanitizer, doorbell ringer for door-to-door fundraisers.
Each fundraiser is equipped with sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. While safe physical distancing must be maintained at all times, they have been trained and instructed to use these sanitation materials before and after every interaction to clean their hands, tablets and phones as additional precaution measures.
If you have any other questions or concerns about our fundraisers, please contact the donor care center of Save the Children by email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-668-5036 x 264.