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Christian Aid Week FAQs

Find answers to some commonly asked questions

Low effort collecting

Deliver envelopes your way – there’s no need to knock and collect!

Use our no reply envelopes for delivery-only collections. These have space for you to add the address of a local drop-off point where anyone who wants to donate can leave their envelope. You might list your house or your church or agree with a local business to act as a drop-off point.

Delivery-only collections typically bring in less money per envelope delivered than regular house-to-house, but as it’s less effort for volunteers many churches use it to cover a wider area to raise a similar amount.

Resources

Volunteers should still wear collectors badges when delivering envelopes. You can order these along with your no reply envelopes at caweek.org/resources

We also have a printable no reply slip if you want to print a short note to deliver with your envelopes.

 

Choosing a drop-off point

Many collectors cover their local streets, which means their house works well as a convenient drop-off point for envelopes.

If you approach a business like the post office or a local shop, you must make sure they are reputable businesses. Returned envelopes should be kept in a sealed bucket in view of staff at all times. It’s a good idea to use a cable-tie to make sure the bucket remains closed. You will need written permission from the site owner where your collection box will be placed.

Recruiting collectors

Delivery-only collections mean a wider range of people can run a collection. Under-16s can deliver the envelopes, so getting a local uniform group involved can be a really effective way of increasing your delivery area.

With improved flexibility on who can deliver, we’ve seen many groups use the opportunity to cover greater areas than they had before. This extended reach then boosted the donations that were received.

Other promotion

Delivering envelopes is a great opportunity to get the word out about other Christian Aid Week activities you have planned. If you’re holding a sale, or another event like a coffee morning, why not deliver invites alongside your envelopes?