Q. What is Mercy Day of Giving?
Mercy Day of Giving is a one-day online fundraising drive which takes place on Mercy Day, September 24. This day marks the anniversary of the opening of the first “House of Mercy” in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland. Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy and our high school, Mother McAuley, devoted her life to the poor, sick and uneducated, and on this day we continue her legacy of caring and compassion in the name of Mercy.
Alumnae, students, parents, and friends from all over the world have the opportunity to celebrate our heritage through social media posts highlighting the best of Mother McAuley. These posts remind our constituents of the wonderful community of which we are blessed to be a part, and encourage them to give back to ensure our commitment to educating young women in the Mercy tradition lives on.
Q. When is Mercy Day of Giving?
Mercy Day of Giving is on September 24th, 2020 from midnight to 11:59 PM.
Q. Who can donate?
Anyone may donate. Donations through the Mercy Day of Giving online portal are tax-deductible and cannot be refunded. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only. Donations will be received and receipted by GiveGab.
Q. How much of my donation goes to Mother McAuley?
GiveGab retains a 3.22% campaign management fee from all donations. Credit Card processing fees are an additional 2.5% + $0.30 for all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). You are given the option to cover the fees and if you choose this option, 100% of your online charitable gift will go to the receiving organization. All donations are final and cannot be refunded. Any donations processed outside of Mercy Day of Giving donation period, through GiveGab.com, or subsequent recurring donations are subject to transaction fees outlined on the GiveGab.com pricing page: http://info.givegab.com/pricing.
Q. Who will receive my contact information?
Mother McAuley will have access to your name and email address. This information is used solely to send thank you messages, provide the option to receive future notifications, and to notify you of future activities.
Q. Do I need to create an account with GiveGab?
No. You do not need to create an account to make a donation. The benefits of creating an account include having your tax receipts collected in one location, being able to track your donations, follow the charities you support, and engage in future volunteering and donations. Your tax receipt is emailed immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.
Q. Can I make donations via a mobile device?
Yes! Simply visit https://mercydayofgiving.mothermcauley.org on your mobile device.
Q. Can I pre-schedule a donation for Mercy Day of Giving?
You cannot pre-schedule your Mercy Day of Giving gift, but you may make a donation to a participating nonprofit before or after the Mercy Day of Giving. In order for your donation to be counted towards prize incentives awarded on Mercy Day of Giving it must be made between midnight at 11:59 p.m. on September 24th, 2020.