Child refugees are counting on you to support our relief efforts. Save the Children is working around the clock to provide child refugees with what they need to survive and thrive in the shadow of the Syrian Civil war. And we can’t do it without you. That’s why we’ve made it easy to help in ways that are fund and meaningful for you and your friends.
Athletes for Action
In January, gyms are packed, but by Valentine’s Day they’re practically ghost towns. Keep your motivation up by training for run, walk or other sporting event to raise funds for child refugees. It’s a lot easier to stay on the treadmill when you think of the little ones who are counting on you.
This tried and true fundraiser brightens your community’s day by selling homemade delights during lunchtime, after school, or on the weekend. Consider a new twist by making delicious Syrian sweets like almond cookies or baklava.
Get your college into the giving spirit! Host trivia night at a local bar or restaurant with an entry fee for participants; host Karaoke Night, and charge$5 a song; offer to be the designated driver for the evening, collect a fee from your passengers — donate what you’ve collected to Save the Children; air out your camping gear, and see how you can put it to good use with our Campout for Kids of Syria [LINK].
At your school or in the office, encourage everyone to bring in $5 to wear jeans for the day – or something crazier! Get creative! Check with your school administrator or supervisor to make sure it’s OK first.
There are few things more hazardous to your healthy eating habits than the afternoon snack attack at the vending machine. Instead of using those coins to get candy, put them in a jar earmarked for a donation to the Syria Child Refugee fund. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it adds up!
Pennies for Peace
These little coins can add up to a lot! Ask the entire school or organization to bring in change for a week or longer. Create a competition and give a prize to the team that raises the most amount of money.
Bake sales, quiz nights and sports tournaments — using your club’s pool table or Ping Pong table, with players paying to enter — are all good fundraisers.