Support ChildFund Through Fundraising Projects

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Posted on 9/6/2013
Support a ChildFund project by organizing a fundraiser.
Support a ChildFund project by organizing a fundraiser.

When we work together, we can make a bigger difference in the lives of families in need. Here are some ways to raise funds for ChildFund's larger projects that benefit entire communities in developing countries.

Reaching Out

Many of our special projects benefit more than just one family. For example, our goal to provide the Butemba community in Uganda with Ferro water tanks will benefit many families, most of whom lack access to clean drinking water. We have already raised more than $12,000, and fundraising projects can help us reach our goal. Similarly, our project to provide regular medical checkups to Indian children has already raised in excess of $3,000, but we still have a ways to go before reaching our target of $12,870.

Working Together

There are countless ways you can raise money for a ChildFund project. Bake sales, tournaments, raffles and spare change collection drives are all excellent ways to raise money and also generate awareness within your community of some of the issues children face in the countries ChildFund serves. The more people who get involved, the bigger the difference we can make.

Start by discussing your plans with friends and family, and brainstorm ideas for fun ways to bring the community together for a good cause. After coming up with ideas for ways to raise money, choose one that will be practical and could have a wide reach.

Spreading the Word

Once you have decided which project you want to support, you'll need to get the word out. Social media is invaluable when publicizing fundraising projects, but so are traditional media outlets such as local newspapers. To raise awareness of your fundraising goals, contact the local news media and let them know what you have planned. Media coverage is vital for spreading the word about your event, and it may also be worth contacting local businesses to see if they are willing to support your fundraising goals.

ChildFund could not reach as many children in need without the support of our donors. To get started, download our guidebook on funding a project, and get ready to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families.