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Why does Surrey Women's Centre go door-to-door?
Door to door is a cost-effective way for the Surrey Women's Centre to reach a new demographic of donors that we would not reach otherwise. By coming face to face with our prospective donors, our fundraisers are able to engage in rich dialogue about the impact philanthropy has in ending violence against women. Our hope is that more people in our community will become aware of how they can help us grow and sustain our mission to empower women and girls escape a life of violence and fear.
How can I be sure this fundraiser is legitimate?
Surrey Women's Centre fundraisers should have on a pink vest with our logo, a prominently displayed identification tag, a pitch card about our work and have a good knowledge about the work of Surrey Women's Centre. Our fundraisers also carry a tablet to securely capture donor data – and are committed to only recruiting monthly donors. They do not ask for nor accept cash donations.
Are your fundraisers paid or volunteers?
Our fundraisers are compensated hourly for their efforts. SWC adheres to the guidelines set out by Imagine Canada. To learn more about Imagine Canada please visit: www.imaginecanada.ca.
How do I increase, decrease or cancel my monthly donation?
Why can I not make a cash or one time gift to the fundraiser?
For safety reasons we do not allow our fundraisers to accept or carry cash donations. If you want to make a one-time gift you can do so by visiting our online donation page.
Why does my donation have to be verified by phone?
This allows us to ensure greater accuracy and also verify the donor intentions.
Is my banking and credit card information safe?
Yes. All data that is captured is encrypted in real time and processed in a compliant environment according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. No data is stored on tablet nor is it shared with anyone. This is a safe and accurate way to acquire credit card payment and reduces administrative costs, human error and eliminates data loss.