You can support our worthy cause by donating to our project or you can organise your own fundraising activity and get friends and family involved.
Here are some ideas to help get you started:
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• Organise a sponsored Fun Run
This is a great way to get everyone involved. Work colleagues or school friends can be sponsored for every lap around the course and everyone is getting fit while they do it! Children will enjoy the challenge if they run in fancy dress and family and friends are there to cheer them on.
• Organise a lottery
Ask at local buisnesses and shops if they will donate an item for a lottery prize and sell tickets to all of your family, friends and colleagues.
• Organise a charity auction
You can ask people to donate their unwanted antiques and collectibles for the auction. Schoolchildren might like to auction their best paintings and drawings and ask friends and family to bid for them.
• Charity baking
Home made cakes are always popular and most people will be happy to pay for a slice. Try selling them to friends and family or organise a sponsored high tea and treat everyone to some delicious home baking.
• Helping hands
A great way to get children involved socially, by doing sponsored odd jobs for family, friends and neighbours. Tidying the garden, walking the dog, or shopping for the elderly, are all tasks which benefit everyone involved and give children a real sense of pride and achievement. There are lots of possibilities in this type of fundraising.
These are just a few ideas and ways in which you can help us raise funds.
You can contact us for tips and information if you are planning a fundraising event.
Your help will be much appreciated and your support will help to improve the lives of girls being supported by our project.
The past few years we have done several small scale fundraising events for Mathare Girl Power Project. In 2013 I walked 830 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and raised our first 1,000 euro’s. Since then, there have been bake sales selling home made jam and cakes, an art auction where amersfoort artists painted portraits of girls working at the salon, lottery’s and bake sales held at school and competitions at local events. In the coming months and years we will be organising lots more fundraising events to raise more money to keep the salon going and save up for our new school ventures.
Keep an eye out for any new events which we will be announcing on the site and on our Facebook page!
Portraits painted by local Amersfoort’s artists were sold at the auction in 2014
We baked homemade english cakes and biscuits in the summer of 2015
And asked people to guess how many marbles were in the jar to win a prize.
And at Christmas last year we sold specially made Christmas cards, biscuits and jam to the students at the Vathorst college.