Collection Boxes

It may sound like a small thing but having a Dorset Blind Association donation box on your premises goes a long way to helping us reach out to vulnerable people affected by sight loss within Dorset and draw attention to the services that we offer.

We receive no government funding whatsoever so are completely reliant upon the goodwill and generosity of our supporters throughout Dorset, so our collection boxes play a key part in our fundraising strategy.

They contribute to raising a running stream of income to support our services.

You may not think that collection boxes can raise a lot of money but when you have an army of them circulated around the county, you’d be surprised as to how much of a role they play. For example: if 200 tins brought in just £15 apiece over a three-month period, that would generate £3000 for DBA. That could equate to £12,000 in one year – from collection tins alone!

They help us to establish and maintain Dorset Blind Association’s profile within the community.

We believe there are many more people in Dorset who could benefit from our services and, by helping us to maintain a visible presence with a collection tin on your premises, you could help them to get in touch with us. Simply put: the more DBA collection tins we have circulating around Dorset. the more people come to know our name and what we do.

Please don’t think that if you already have another charities collection box, that you cannot have a DBA one. Everyone has individual tastes and preferences so giving your customers the opportunity to choose which charity they can support when they visit your shop, is just as important as offering them purchasing choices.

If you are interested in having one of our Pink Elephant Collection Boxes on your premises, please contact Gareth on 01202 712864 or at gareth@dorsetblind.org.uk and we will arrange for one to be brought to your business. Then simply contact us again when it is full and we will collect it from you, and hopefully swap it for a new one.