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How it works
A donation of this kind extends the goodwill of the occasion far beyond the day itself, helping to ensure emergency medical aid for people in crisis situations around the world.
By including MSF in the celebration of your birthday, you not only increase awareness of our work, but also save lives.
Only users who have pledged via Facebook have their profile image displayed
By choosing to pledge via Facebook, we are able to automatically determine any profile information you make available to us, and use this information only for the purpose of creating your personal birthday campaign. By pledging via Facebook, you can choose to have your profile picture displayed on the birthday wall. MSF do not use your Facebook information for any other purpose.
What is a birthday pledge?
A birthday pledge is a unique way to celebrate your birthday by allowing your friends and family to make a life-saving donation to MSF in lieu of buying you a gift. Pledging your birthday is free and once you have pledged, a campaign page is created for you where your friends can make donations for your birthday. Share the page with as many people as you want to make your impact as big as possible.
How do I make a pledge?
You can make your pledge by clicking here and manually entering your details or by clicking here to pledge via Facebook.
You can also make a pledge by sending an email to email@example.com and letting us know your name, when your birthday is, and how much you would like to raise from your birthday campaign.
How much should I pledge?
You can pledge any amount you think you can raise with the support of your friends and family, or an amount you can donate yourself.
A gift of R50 can provide vaccination and lifelong protection from measles for over 30 children. R500 can provide first line ARV treatment for a child with HIV.
Is the pledge recurring?
Every birthday is different. The pledge is for your next birthday only and a different pledge can be made for each birthday after that. You may want to change the theme, message or pledge amount for each birthday, and creating a unique once-off pledge allows for that.
Why should I pledge my birthday?
By including MSF in the celebration of your birthday you not only increase awareness of our work, but also save lives. A donation of this kind extends the goodwill of the occasion far beyond the day itself, helping to ensure emergency medical aid for people in crisis situations around the world.