Ways you can help

Children of The Dump are part of the 2018 Christmas Big Give

Donate between noon on Tuesday November 27th and noon on Wednesday December 4th and your donation will be doubled.

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There are plenty of ways you can help

You can make a Regular Monthly Donation, Sponsor a Child monthly or just make a One Off Donation.

You can also support the Children of the Dump by Fundraising, leaving us a gift in your Will, you can even contribute just by shopping online with thousands of retailers without spending anything extra.

 
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Monthly Donation

You can make a Regular Monthly Donation of an amount that suits you which can be set up by standing order via PayPal or BT MyDonate.

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Sponsor a Child

You can sponsor a child Monthly through Cashew Early Years, Grapevine Outreach or the Mango Tree House.

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One off Donation

You can make a One off Single Payment donation if a Regular Monthly Donation is not right for you.

Regular Monthly Donations

It's easy to set up an account at MyDonate and pay by credit or debit card or via PayPal (use the orange buttons below). You can do this as a Regular Monthly amount or a One Off payment. It is a simple job and once the account is set up it is easy to change details or stop payments when you like. 

£4

£4 per month could be enough to provide books, paper and pens for a child to learn at school

£10

£10 per month can supplement the income of a large family so a child can be free from working and go to school to get an education

£20

£20 per month is enough to buy a child a nutritious meal every school day which helps the child to concentrate at school

ANY AMOUNT

Alternatively you can donate any amount monthly to help the Children

For a regular donation by standing order please download our Standing Order Form below

Make a one off donation

You can make donations without setting up specific accounts with either Mydonate or Paypal (use the orange buttons below).

£16

Is enough to sponsor 1 child aged between 4 and 6 years old for 1 month at the Cashew Early Years programme which helps prepare these youngsters to excel at Elementary School once they are 6.

£24

Is enough to sponsor 1 school child for 1 month through the Grapevine Project which means that they get a full meal every day plus teaching materials and help with travel costs to school.

£80

Could sponsor a child in Mango Tree House for 1 month. Mango children are unable to live safely at a family home but here they receive full care and education from trained professional staff in a caring environment.

ANY AMOUNT

You can make a difference to the Children of the Dump by giving any other amount that you choose

Give as you live

Your online shopping can support Children of the Dump.

Donating to Children of The Dump doesn’t have to cost a penny, by signing up to Give as You Live, every time that you buy online from a huge selection of retailers the retailer will make a contribution to Children of The Dump

 
It’s very easy to to sign up and use and you don’t pay anything extra.
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Shopping on Amazon?

Amazon Smile is a programme where Amazon donate so you can raise funds for Children of the Dump* FOR FREE when you shop.

For you it means Same Product, Same Price and Same Service from Amazon

Amazon will then donate directly to a charity of your choice

HOW DO I HELP?  Instead of the usual Amazon site use the link below and shop as normal or click the button
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/272328-0

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*Children of the Dump is the operating name of The Asian Student Christian Trust (ASCT)
Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

Fundraising

Raising money by getting involved is a very rewarding way helping our Charity.

You can host a tea party, jumble sale, get baking, fundraise at school, university or work. Have a baked bean bath, hold an obstacle course, dye your hair red, or spend a day in fancy dress!

 
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Leave something in your Will

Many of us want to prioritise leaving something to our family and friends but giving even a small legacy amount in your will can be a way for you to make sure that childrens lives can be massively improved by helping Children of the Dump continue the work for future generations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be sure my money gets through to those who need it?

Children of the Dump works in conjunction with a local charity on the ground in Manila. We have audited accounts that are available on the website. As a UK Charity we are regulated by the Charities Commission- a legal body which oversees all UK charities and their activities. We are a not-for-profit organisation. The continued support we receive depends on us showing that we use our money efficiently and effectively.

How does Children of The Dump operate in the Philippines?

Children of the Dump operates in conjunction with ASCF (Asian Student Christian Foundation), our partner charity in the Philippines, who manage the day to day running of the programmes and are responsible for local fundraising in the Philippines. Trustees of ASCF are drawn from all works of the community and include lawyers, clerics and other professionals, each of whom either has a personal connection to the charity or has worked with the charity for a number of years. The ASCF is a private non-profit child and family welfare and development organisation duly licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in The Philippines 

How are the sponsored children selected?

In every case it is the local community members who select which children will become sponsored.

What is the value of child sponsorship?

Sponsorship aims to support the child right the way from Pre-School through the entire education process which lasts many years. This continuity is important because it aims to ensure that children are able to complete their education and become successful independent adults. The benefits that the child receives are also felt within the immediate family, particularly with brothersand sisters as well as helping to build a sustainable community in what is a hostile environment.

How is my Donation used?

The money is administered locally in the Philippines where social workers check that the sponsored children are participating effectively in the educational programmes. If things go wrong the support is there to help get the sponsored child back on track.

What happens if I need to stop my Sponsorship?

Perhaps you are no longer able to sponsor a child. You can stop the sponsorship at any time for any reason. No child will be taken out of school. Children of The Dump will fund the child out of reserves and in the longer term will look for new sponsors.

Will I get to know my sponsored child?

You will receive personalised reports on the progress of your child and you have the opportunity to send letters and cards through the UK address. The children love to hear from their sponsors and will respond with short letters.

Why should I choose Children of The Dump?

We have been working in Payatas since 1975 to improve the lives of children in the Payatas Dump so over that time we have learned what works best. We help change a child’s life by working with the family as well as the child. This means building long term support and trust which may include transforming the way people think to ensure that the children can have better futures. We work within the community and have close local ties with the local authorities to ensure that our work is within the law and is completely relevant and appropriate for life in the Philippines.

How can I donate but not online?

If you would like to make a Regular Monthly gift then you can set up a direct debit through your bank. We have a Standing Order form for you to take to your bank. If you are a UK tax payer it would be great if you post to us a filled out Gift Aid Certificate which lets us claim an extra amount from the government at no cost to you.

Download Gift Aid for Tax Payers form

Download Standing Order Form

You can also post a cheque to Children of The Dump at:
Children of the Dump, Community Link, Ian Goodchild Centre, Knoll Road, Camberley Surrey, GU15 3SY.

You can make a payment through your bank to:
HSBC
Town Centre Branch
Danestrete
Stevenage
SG1 1BY

Bank Sort Code  40-43-36
Account Name  Asian Students Christian Trust
Account Number  01146629

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How much of my money goes to the child?

Children of the Dump is proud that at least 80% of expenditure goes directly to the Philippines. The rest of the money raised is used to cover the cost of setting up material to help fund raise.

Do my donations attract Gift Aid?

Yes. If you are a UK tax payer and you  tick the button when you sign up then Children of The Dump can claim 25p for every £1 that you give to the charity. This costs you nothing.