It’s that time again when Aidan Turner fans all over the world donate to charity to honor Aidan’s birthday on 19 June!
In the past we have donated to charities that Aidan had a special interest and or connection with. In 2018 we collected $1691/ £1359.73/ €1556.71 for Focus Ireland and in 2019 we collected $1460/ £1173.99 /€1344.05 This year we wanted to choose a charity that contributed to world-wide Covid-19 Relief.
After doing some research, we have decided on: Center for Disaster Philanthropy
This organization collects donations from a great many foundations, organizations and individuals and then distributes them to a variety of international relief groups.
This page specifically outlines their Covid-19 response:CDP Covid-19 Response Information.
CDP has recieved an overall rating of 92.22 out of 100 with a 100 rating for Financial and 89 for Accountability and Transparency from the “Charity Navigator”. 94.5% of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs and services it delivers. (source: charitynavigator.org)
Some of the relief organizations that their funds support are:
- Feeding America
- Save The Children
- .. and many others
How You Can Help
We have set up a PayPal Pool Page here:2020 Birthday Campaign PayPal Pool
The collection will run from 1 May 2020 to 15 June 2020.
The default setting on the pool is to show names of those donating, however, you may choose to donate anonymously when you make your donation.
I realize that not everyone has a PayPal account, however, this is the easiest way for us to collect money and keep it separate from our personal funds. When the charity drive is over we can directly donate from PayPal to CDP.
If you do not feel comfortable using PayPal you can email me at aidanturnernews(at)gmail.com and I will give you my address to send cash or check. I’d prefer not doing this, however, I will make exceptions if necessary.
Any messages left on the PayPal Pool Page or included with mail donations will be passed on to Aidan.
Thanks in advance to all who contribute. We’ve had wonderful response for the past two years and hope that will continue.