DOES SAVE THE CHILDREN HAVE FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISERS IN CANADA?
Yes. We have been working with several fundraising partners across Canada to acquire monthly donations on behalf of Save the Children through door-to-door, street, and mall 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. Our fundraising partners include Public Outreach, and UP Fundraising.
WHY IS SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISING RIGHT NOW?
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted each of our lives in some way. The most marginalized and deprived children and families in Canada and around the world continue to be the hardest hit, and need our support to get through this challenging time. COVID-19 has placed even more children’s lives at risk, while also putting their learning, well-being and futures under serious threat. Our response to the needs of the most vulnerable children in crisis is needed now more than ever.
To ensure the health of fundraisers and the public is protected, all fundraising decisions are made following the most accurate and up to date guidelines from government and industry regulators. We are taking all necessary health and safety precautions. These include health and safety trainings, social distancing, protective equipment for our fundraisers, and a continuous review of our fundraisers’ and public’s health and safety. Please rest assured that we are assessing the situation daily, and we will continue to adjust our work accordingly to protect the health of all involved.
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, face shields, hand sanitizer, doorbell ringer for door-to-door fundraisers. Fundraisers are also required to maintain a safe distance from members of the public at all times.
Each fundraiser is equipped with sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. While no physical contact is permitted, 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 email@example.com or 1-800-668-5036 x 264.