Who can benefit?
How do I subscribe?

A few people have experienced problems with logging onto the automated mailing list, so we have created this page to help you.

On the home page (http://www.calderdale-online.org/gifts-in-kind) you will find a subscription form to join the Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale) mailing list, (please note, what follows are just inactive graphics and you can only subscribe to the list from the ‘Home’ page).

All you have to do is fill in the name of your group, an active email address and click on the ‘GO’ button.

Copy of the Subscribe screen from the Home page

Two things will happen, you will automatically be taken to a page, which will read:
Copy of the opt-in screen
back button

When you click on the ‘Back’ button you are taken to the ‘Thanks’ page on this website.

Thank you for subscribing to the Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale) Mailing List

Here you can read the conditions attached to receiving goods through the scheme.

Please note this automated mailing list may generate a pop-up advert for which we apologise but are unable to do anything about. Simply close it down using the Close [X] button on the top right of the browser window.
 
Example of the close button on Internet Explorer

At the same time, an email will be automatically sent to the email address you stated on the form.The email will read:

Welcome to Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale).

This is an opt-in email list for voluntary and community organisations working in Calderdale.

Please click (or cut and paste into your browser) the link below to confirm your subscription.

This pilot project is a collaborative effort by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Voluntary Action Calderdale and the Ground Floor Project to try and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of donated goods to voluntary and community organisations throughout the borough of Calderdale. By subscribing to this list you will automatically receive notification whenever goods (such as desks, chairs, computer equipment etc. as well as other goods) have been made available. These will ONLY be given to recognised voluntary and community associations (NOT INDIVIDUALS) on a first reply basis (based on email dispatch time).

There is no charge for this service though there will be a transport cost if you cannot collect the goods yourself within an agreed period.

Please note that this link will take you to a webpage suggesting you subscribe to several email newsletters and asking that you supply your name. You do not have to do either to register with this scheme, merely click the 'subscribe' button at the bottom of the page and the subscription process will be completed.

You may elect to unsubscribe from this list at anytime by visiting: http://www.calderdale-online.org/gifts-in-kind/ and selecting the unsubscribe option.

Welcome to the list!

Jae Campbell
on behalf of Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale)

Link:

http://pub6.bravenet.com/elist/add.php?usernum=12345678&id=12 34567 (your email will have a unique number code of your own!).

Depending on your type of email (plain text or HTML), this will either be a clickable link (opening a browser window to the site and thereby subscribing you to the scheme) or you may have to highlight the line with your mouse (hold down the left button on your mouse at the start of the line, drag the mouse with the button held down to the end of the line) and cut (hold down the ‘Ctrl’ button and tap ‘C’ to cut) and paste into your browser address window (the browser window will be at the top of your program, click the mouse inside the blank window and again hold down the ‘Ctrl’ button while tapping the ‘V’ key to paste the copied address into the browser window).

graphic showing the address window from Internet Explorer

Click on the enter button or use you mouse to right click on the right mouse button and your browser will take you to a site offering you free info by email. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FILL IN ANY INFORMATION HERE UNLESS YOU WISH TO DO SO. Simply click on the submit button and you will be subscribed to the list. Once that has been done you will receive the following email:

Subj:

Welcome to Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale)

Date:

06/12/2002 12:53:09 GMT Standard Time

From: gifts-in-kind@calderdale-online.org.uk
To: test@groundfloor.org.uk
 


You have successfully been added to the mailing list at:

http://www.calderdale-online.org/giftsinkind/

This pilot project is a collaborative effort by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Voluntary Action Calderdale and the Ground Floor Project. Our aim is to allow the quick and effective distribution of donations in kind from the many businesses and individuals in and around Calderdale who wish to support the work of the voluntary sector by providing gifts of goods rather than money. This list allows member organisations to be notified as soon as donations become available and to ensure that those donations find good homes as quickly as possible. Only community organisations will be allowed to apply for donations and these gifts must remain the property of the organisation and not supplied to individuals.

All goods will be donated free (though there may be a charge for transportation) on a first come basis.

This is a pilot project and we welcome comments as to how we can best improve the service.

Thank you for joining the list.

Jae Campbell
on behalf of Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale)

When items are available you will be sent an email listing the goods. To apply, simply send an email to gifts-in-kind@calderdale-online.org.uk and if your email is the first received we will contact you back to ask for your details.

That’s all there is to joining Gifts-in-Kind (Calderdale). To subscribe for real, click here.