To support our Basics Banks during the Coronavirus crisis, as we give out emergency food to those who are struggling, please donate online or get in touch with the office to set up a Standing Order.
The quickest & easiest way to support us financially is to make an online donation by clicking the Virgin Money Giving button below, which will go straight into our bank account.
Christmas e-Cards 2020
In the UK we spend over £200 million every year on Christmas cards, and over one billion of these end up in landfill because they can’t be recycled.
This year why not send your friends and family one of our digital Christmas Cards, and make a small donation to the ongoing work of our Basics Banks and Schools Teams with the money you saved on cards and stamps.
Click the image to choose one of our unique designs, add your message, then share your festive greetings with an individual, a group, or everyone you know via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or WhatsApp!
Every penny donated will go into our General Fund, which allows us to direct resources where they are most needed.
Give by Cheque
If you would rather send us a cheque, please make it payable to Southampton City Mission CIO and post it to:
Unit 5, Second Avenue Business Park,
Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LP.
If you would like to financially support Southampton City Mission CIO with regular giving you can request a standing order form from the SCM office.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02380 550435.
If you are a UK taxpayer and you fill out a Gift Aid form for us
we can claim an extra 25% back from the government to help with the work of the Mission.
Contact the SCM office to ask for a Gift Aid Form.
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s an easy way to help raise money for Southampton City Mission CIO! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Snapfish, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden, M&S, or hundreds more, then please sign up for free to raise money while you shop!
So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/scm for free, and then use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.
Give A Car
Southampton City Mission is now working with Giveacar, the nationwide car donation service.
If you are thinking of scrapping or selling your car please consider using Giveacar to donate any proceeds to us. You can find more information at: https://giveacar.co.uk/charities/southampton-city-mission-cio.
We deliberately keep Southampton City Mission as a small hub, taking in donations for free and giving them away for free, equipping and training volunteers to run the projects and serve the city. We have two full-time staff members and four part-time staff, as well as about 120 volunteers who do everything from making food parcels and van driving, to schools work and admin support.
As well as wages and volunteer expenses we have a van to keep running, schools materials to buy, office rent, and all of the usual running costs of a small charity. We are very grateful to all of our church partners who host our Basics Banks as they all give us the rooms and utilities for free.
It is a much easier job to attract donations of food and clothes for those in need, than it is to raise regular, dependable income to pay for the charity which runs those projects! The majority of our income as a charity comes from individuals and church communities giving us donations. We also apply for some funding and grants from charitable trusts and local government.