- How can I use my cell phone to make a donation?
Text the word BRIDGES to 45678, reply to the confirmation message with a text stating YES and a one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
- Will I start receiving text alerts from “Bridges of Hope” once I make a text donation?
You will NOT receive text alerts from “Bridges of Hope” after making a text donation to this campaign; you will only receive text alerts if you opt-in.
- Who can see my mobile number when I make a text donation?
Your mobile number is kept confidential and it will not be shared with or used by anyone without your permission.
- How do I request a tax receipt for my text donation?
You can request a tax receipt by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.mobilegiving.ca
- Why do I need to text back the word YES to complete the transaction?
Texting the word YES will confirm your donation and will help prevent fraud and errors.
- This is a great campaign. I want to tell all my friends. How can I share the news?
Send a text message to your friends saying, “Hey! Text BRIDGES to 45678 to donate $10 to help raise funds for Bridges of Hope.
- How much does this cost?
Any donation you initiate will be charged at $10 Canadian Funds and added directly to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. You can donate up to a maximum of $30 per month via your mobile phone. (A maximum of 3 $10 donations) No messaging fees apply to donations you will be charges only $10 for the donation. Wireless carriers have waived all fees for mobile donations; the carriers pass 100% of the $10 donation through to the Mobile Giving Foundation, who then passes 100% of the $10 donation to Brides of Hope.
- How are donations billed?
All donations are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. The service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of Bridges of Hope by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.mobilegiving.ca
- Is this a legitimate form of fundraising?
Yes. Bridges of Hope’s mobile giving program has been set up in partnership with ZipGive and The Mobile Giving Foundation. The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF-C) was founded in 2009 by veterans of the wireless industry, in partnership with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and the support of the Canadian wireless operators who wanted to harness the immense power of wireless communications to empower individuas to support their favourite causes.
- What is the purpose of the Mobile Giving Foundation and how does it work?
The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF-C) serves as the ‘glue’ between a charitable organization, the wireless industry and the 23 million wireless users in Canada. MGF-C processes and approves applications from Registered Charities wishing to use wireless technology in their communication and fundraising activities because they know it is critical to have a trusted third party – in this case, MGF-C – to affirm the quality and integrity of RC’s using this technology to solicit contributions. For more information, visit www.mobilegiving.ca