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We are excited to learn that Africa is where you want to help and Africare is the organization you want to support. Congratulations on taking the first steps to improving the lives for the people of Africa!
Africare develops proposals and projects in partnership with people in rural communities, generally in remote locations, throughout the continent of Africa. With your donations, we are able to work through a business model that is focused on community empowerment and engagement, which ensures that our projects promote community ownership from the start. We also make sure that beneficiaries are trained on things like microcredit, sanitation and hygiene practices and better agricultural methods which help set the standard and guarantee that the results we achieve with a project endure long after we depart.
All of our work is documented extensively in our Annual Reports, and you can download a copy at www.africare.org/about-us/annual.
So, what’s the next step to help Africare improve the lives of others?
First decide where you want your funds to go. You can either...
Then learn more...
Donate to Where the Need is Greatest
Africare’s coverage is among the widest and deepest of any organization working in Africa. Ninety percent of Africare’s staff is African and with their on-the-ground approach, Africare maintains an unparalleled knowledge of the continent – its challenges and opportunities. By donating your contributions without restrictions, you allow Africare to use your support where it is most needed.
Pick a Program or Project
There are many different ways for you to reach communities in Africa. You may wish to identify what you or your organization is passionate about, or you may donate to a specific program that’s already underway.
For instance, are you are interested in addressing clean water and sanitation practices at primary schools in Africa? Are you a group of students at a culinary institute, with food as your focus? Maybe you’re a nursing organization interested in reducing the transmission of HIV & AIDS from mother to child. Regardless of your charitable goals, Africare is engaged in a wide range of program areas and one of them is the right program for you.
Who Can Raise Funds
No group is too large or too small to host a successful fundraiser. Here are some examples:
Community: Churches, mosques and synagogues; youth groups and neighborhood organizations; civic groups, professional organizations and police/firefighter organizations; and many, many more.
Scholastic: Athletic teams, student government, fraternities and sororities, theater clubs, language clubs, band/choir/glee clubs, cheerleaders, debate teams, science clubs — even grade school classes are not too young.
Friends and Family: Quilting circles, book clubs, family reunions, marathon training groups, exercise groups and special occasions (in lieu of wedding gifts or funeral flowers, as birthday gifts or to mark other occasions).
Community Advocacy & Fundraising Kit
If you are interested in fundraising for Africare, our Community Advocacy & Fundraising Kit can guide you through the process of conceptualizing an idea and making it come to life. Download the kit today to get started.
2013 Community Advocacy & Fundraising Kit (Download)
The key to fundraising is to make it "fun." There are many different ways to raise money for Afria, and below is a list of popular ideas to fundraise for Africare.
10 "Fun" Ways to Fundraise for Africare
Walk-a-Thon, Dance-a-Thon, Bike-a-Thon, etc.
Host a Potluck Dinner/Party
Auction/ Online Auction
Host an Event
Collect Spare Loose Change/Start a Group Collection
What Your Money Can Buy
Your donation to Africare, however small, can go a long way in improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
The costs shown below might vary according to country.
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*These examples are approximations and are subject to change due to area of project implementation and currency exchange rates.
Still searching for an idea? Need a little more help?
Contact Africare's Office of Development:
Africare is a private, charitable organization