Vodafone Charity Donations via Text Messages: Just Giving

Mobile phones are the future and it has been estimated by Thinktank ResPublica that £96-million in donations will be donated to charities via text messages.

Network operators Vodafone and JustGiving the online donation service have teamed up to allow text message donations for over 184,000 British charities, according to the Guardian 100 percent of these funds that are raised will go to charity causes.

All it takes is a few taps on a mobile phone and you the donor can give up to £10 to any charity you choose that are registered with the scheme, the name of this new service is called “JustTextGiving”.

When you make a donation the amount will be deducted from your pay-as-you-go balance or monthly mobile bill, this new service will work with any network, which means it is not tied with just Vodafone. Anne-Marie Huby, managing director of JustGiving, said: “Major events like Comic Relief and Children in Need have led the way in demonstrating the potential of text giving and we’re delighted to now open up this income stream to all charities, big and small.”

Please let us know if you would pay money to a charity via mobile text messages? All comments most welcome below.

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5 thoughts on “Vodafone Charity Donations via Text Messages: Just Giving”

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    wiredcause says:

    The easier it is for everybody to donate money, the more likely they will donate. I think it's a great idea and so simple too. And it's even better that 100% of the fee will be donated to the charity. No middlemen to go through and no secret or "administration charges" anywhere.

  2. how much does the phone company earn from this text donation every time someone texts the phone company im sure are not doing this for the good of there health

  3. MAY I ASK HOW MUCH THE PHONE COMPANY WIL RECEIVE FROM EVERY TEXT MESSAGE DONATED IM SURE THAT ALL THE TEXT MESSAGES CHARGES ARE NOT GOING TO THE CHARITIES COMPLETLY IN FACT IM SURE OF IT

  4. WELL AFTER HAVING READ WIREDCAUSE,S COMMENT I HOLD MY HANDS UP AT THE COMMENT I MADE SO LONG IN SALES YOU NEVER SEE ANYONE DOING ANYTHING FOR NOTHING SO I APPLAUD ALOUD THE PHONE VODA PHONE FOR THERE COMPLETE GIVING AND NO CHARGES TAKEN AT ALL THIS HAS TO BE A FIRST I AM THE FOUNDER FOR PENNYTUPPENCECHARITY TO THE LEPROSY AND HIV COMMUNITY IN ETHIOPIA AND WOULD LOVE TO SET THIS UP AS WE GET NO SUPPORT FROM ANYONE AS YET CHECK OUT OUR CHARITY UNDER ANDY MCCALLION ON FACEBOOK OR READ OUR PROFILE MESSAGE THANK YOU VODA PHONE

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    Andrew Conroy says:

    Although Vodafone is not making any charge for this Just Giving does charge – 5% on donations. On top of this it costs the charity £15 (plus vat) a month to be a member of the scheme. For a small charity such as ours it is just not worth it.  Andy Conroy Trustee, The Conroy Rendon Charitable Trust http://www.conroyrendoncharity.co.uk

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