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What to say when collecting

Here’s a starting script to give you an idea of what to say when you are collecting.

Doorstep script

‘It’s Christian Aid Week this week, and I posted an envelope like this one through your door a few days ago. Would you like to make a donation to support the world’s poorest people?’ 

If they say no, that’s fine! Thank them for their time and remember that whether or not someone donates, you’re still being a visible Christian witness in your local community and raising the profile of Christian Aid.  

If they say yes, thank them and ask if they would like to Gift Aid their donation, using the tear-off slip from the envelope. Your Guide to Collecting, which contains your authorisation badge, also has advice and useful information about Christian Aid to answer questions people might have on the doorstep.