Participating charities include the Australian Red Cross, Cancer Council, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Children's Medical Research Institute, Oxfam, RSPCA, Salvation Army, Smith Family, St Vincent De Paul, Surf Life Saving, The Song Room, Vision Australia and World Wildlife Fund. Text Giving will also be trialled for emergency relief campaigns, with mobile users able to text to donate to emergency relief appeals for the Red Cross, UNICEF and World Vision.
Charities will run different campaigns at different times over the 24 month period ending in October 2017 with each charity issued a unique 10 digit phone number, starting with 19, to promote in their campaign messaging. Charities also choose a keyword for donors to text to their 19 number, to supporting their campaign. For example, UNICEF asked donors to text the word 'SAVE' to 1995 8888 to donate $5 to UNICEF and help provide life saving medicine to a child.
View current, recent and upcoming campaigns below;
Current Text Giving Campaign
Recent Text Giving Campaigns
About Participating Charities
All participating charities have Deductible Gift Recipient Status, which means that donations are tax deductible and exempt from GST.
Participating charities were selected after reviewing over 100 submissions from Australian charities across the country, with the selected charities and campaigns incorporating a broad spread of causes and campaign types. An additional five charities will be appointed with expressions of interest open until Friday 5th May 2017. Click here to learn more.
Each charity will run select campaigns from now until October 2017, at different times throughout the year, with no more than three campaigns in market at the one time.