Vanessa Anglade|26.03.2020|Uncategorized

Dear All,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to develop, the safety of our staff, peer educators and beneficiaries is our top priority. We are actively monitoring news around Coronavirus and are taking steps to help keep everyone safe.

We at the MTV Staying Alive Foundation are especially concerned for those with compromised immune systems, including people who are HIV+ or diagnosed with TB, who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. The delivery of clear and accurate health information to the communities that we’re able to reach has never been so important.

This isn’t an easy time for anyone, and as with many other charities we’re seeing a significant impact on our ability to fundraise.

But our vital work in storytelling to save lives must continue. We create ground-breaking content with proven impact on young people’s health and are exploring the ways that we can use our established, successful methods to digitally distribute health information in relation to COVID-19.

While we welcome donations in this difficult landscape, we would also like to suggest these small ways below that you can support us and our work, all from the safety of your own home and just with the click of a button. For example, our partnerships with  Amazon and The Giving Machine, detailed below, allow you to raise money for us, for free whenever you’re buying products online, meaning you can make donations even while doing shopping on the sofa.

These are uncertain times, but we are determined to rise to the challenge and continue our work to ensure that young people everywhere have access to the life-saving health information they need.

With well wishes to you and your loved ones,

Georgia Arnold

Executive Director, The MTV Staying Alive Foundation



Small Ways to Support

The Giving Machine

You can now find MTV Staying Alive on The Giving Machine, a UK-based fundraising initiative that lets you raise donations for us whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) anything.

By signing up and shopping online via The Giving Machine and applying the browser add-on, you can generate free donations for MTV Staying Alive. With over 2,200 retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, Boden, Kiehl’s, Sainsburys, John Lewis & Waitrose, it’s the perfect opportunity to help the foundation while shopping safely at home.

To start raising free donations for MTV Staying Alive there are just two easy steps;

1)    Register for an account through our community page.

2)    Download and install the browser add-on, which flags participating websites as you browse and makes it easy to secure donations with one simple click. A mobile app is also available.

We would really appreciate it if you would consider signing up and making MTV Staying Alive your designated charity.

The Giving Lottery

We’re now listed on the Giving Lottery! For our supporters in the UK, this means that you can support our life-saving peer education work and be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.

Tickets are just £1 each and each one has a one in 50 chance of winning a prize. By signing up today, you’ll help us continue to deliver our life-saving health information to young people who need it. Thank you for your support and best of luck.

Amazon Smile

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is a registered organisation on Amazon Smile – this means that if you select us as your chosen charity,  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Simply head to AmazonSmile (available for US customers here, and UK customers here) and select MTV Staying Alive as your chosen charity.

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