Islington Foodbank is extremely grateful to be one of the charities supported by TAP, a fundraising vehicle which has started in Hackney and Islington, that links up small, local charities with donors in their communities.
TAP is a new method of fundraising, launched by two enterprising women who used to work in advertising, to raise money for local charities. The foodbank was lucky enough to be chosen as one of their partner charities, as part of their ‘soft’ pilot scheme.
The name TAP refers to individuals being able to make a contactless payment of £2 through their phone. As a form of thanks they receive an illustrated card, with information about the charity they have contributed to. Through this initiative, they raised over £2,700 for the foodbank, which has enabled us to buy additional stocks, to help with the rising number of clients we are serving.
As the foodbank has commented on receiving the money: “This has gone above and beyond anything we were expecting. As a small charity with no government funding and no paid employees, TAP’s fundraising is vitally important. It allows us to continue to provide essential assistance to people in crisis and people with nowhere else to turn.”
Many thanks to Katie and Polly at TAP