Frequently Asked Questions
The 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar collects donations for social and ecological projects. Behind each calendar door you will find a specific charity project. Each project is made possible with a donation of $1.00. For example, 1 cocoa plant for a small farmer in El Salvador, or 3 breakfasts for people in need in Canada, or 1 bottle of special milk for an orphaned baby elephant in Zambia.
You can order the calendar online at www.24gooddeeds.ca for a donation of $24 or more.
24 GOOD DEEDS was founded in 2011 in Germany. Our Canadian Nonprofit was founded in 2020 and the office is located in Toronto, Ontario.
24 projects in the areas of health, education, nutrition, infrastructure and environment will be implemented thanks to the donations. By opening one door of the calendar each day from December 1 – 24, you can find out what your donation is used for, as well as whom and where you are helping. Additional information on each project is available starting December 1 on our website. The information will also be send out daily via email in December, once you donate towards the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar.
24 GOOD DEEDS supports the fundraising of charitable organizations with a donation-based Charity Advent Calendar. Donors give $24 or more for the calendar and enable 24 social and ecological projects, which are selected yearly by 24 GOOD DEEDS. The calendar donations are then transferred to the partner organizations which implement the good deeds locally.
All of the 24 Canadian charities describe their good deed in the calendar. Your donation supports the implementation of the good deeds as well as the production of the calendar and the work of our organization.
Along with the 3-step selection process, we verify how the donations are used through the following mechanisms. We sign a contract with each organization which commits to providing a detailed outline about the implementation of the good deed. All participating organization are required to document the implementation process via reports, photos and other supporting documentation. Our own organization is also committed to transparency. Every year we produce an annual report detailing our activities and how funds are used.
In 2010 Sebastian Wehkamp had the idea when he was struck by the realization that people like to donate to a good cause but that donations are often made as a result of a guilty conscience when donors are confronted with pictures that arouse pity rather than understanding how their donations make an actual difference.
Consequently, he set out to make the donation process more fun but which also provides reassurance that donations serve a meaningful purpose. That’s how the idea for 24 GOOD DEEDS came about. With the calendar, you support 24 projects with a single donation and behind each calendar door, you find out what exactly will be achieved with your donation.
With the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar, we want to support organizations financially which are engaged within Canada and worldwide in social justice and environmental protection. Furthermore, we want the calendar to create awareness about global challenges and encourage more social engagement.
24 GOOD DEEDS is financed fully through donations. 75% of the donated funds for the calendar are transferred to the participating organizations to implement the good deeds. 25% of the donated funds are used to produce the calendar and to fund the work of our organization.
For individuals, the calendar can be given as a gift to friends and family. Or, you can order one for yourself to enjoy the pleasure of the calendar during the Advent season.
For companies, the calendar makes for a more meaningful gift for your clients and partners than the usual corporate giveaways.
Schools can order the calendar, and teachers can use the calendar to guide their in-class instruction with detailed information packs on the projects and countries involved. We provide a special registration process for teachers to access this information.
The Canadian version of the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar is available in English. Detailed information on participating projects is also available on our website during the Advent season.
The Charity Advent Calendar can be only ordered online on our website. If you have any questions about placing an order, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Charity Advent Calendar will be sent via Canada Post. We also deliver to the United States. Simply select the country on the online order form.
The 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar can be sent to friends and family. We include a Holiday card with your personal message. You can type your message into the designated box when filling out your online order.
24 GOOD DEEDS takes data protection very seriously. Personal data is only retained for technical purposes and it is carefully administered. Under no circumstances will data be sold or given to third parties other than for the purpose of sending the calendar. We do not save bank details. Our order system is TLS/SSL encrypted.
Donations made in error will naturally be transferred back immediately. Please contact us about this if necessary at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a receipt please contact us at email@example.com.
We are a not-for-profit organization. Therefore we can not issue donation receipts.
You can also support the 24 Canadian charity projects without ordering a calendar. Simply choose the donation icon on the order page or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
75% of your donation enables the projects in the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar. The other 25% contribute to the production of the calendar and the work of our organization.
The calendar is sent by Canada Post. If you experience any delay, please contact us at email@example.com.
The selection of the good deeds is our organization’s core activity. Every year, nonprofit organizations can apply for a door of the calendar. The calendar projects chosen undergo a strict selection criteria. Our goal is to support projects that are sustainable, impactful and transparent.
Details regarding our selection process can be found here.
The projects to be included in the 24 GOOD DEEDS Charity Advent Calendar are selected yearly. You can find all details about your application, our criteria for support and how to collaborate with us on our website. Any organization which is registered as a charitable not-for-profit organization can apply.
The application process for the calendar generally begins at the end of the previous year. In our NGO newsletter you will learn exactly when the next round of application will begin.
For additional questions, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.