Fundraising

Fundraising

It takes extraordinary people who want to do make an impact, not just talk about it, to make our fundraising a success. We are extremely grateful to all of those who have taken action and started fundraising for the orphans and children we work with.

Can you raise funds for us?

Have a look at some of the ideas below for inspiration, or come up with your own fantastic fundraising plans and help us make a difference.

Events
The list is limited only by your imagination. Dinners, fashion shows, concerts, quizzes, guest speakers, garage sales, car boot events, village fetes or street parties; anything from a family affair to hiring a large venue for hundreds of people.
Talent/Fashion show
This is also a great idea for schools, colleges, and universities. Make it a ticketed event and charge a bit extra for refreshments. Display some of our posters and leaflets and offer a short talk about what we do.
Simply Donate
We never underestimate the simple act of giving and asking others to give something as well. A donation of any size is very welcome so make sure to thank people and tell them what we do.
Challenges
From a swim-a-thon to pooh sticks, from time trials and races to long walks and mini-Olympics. Everyone loves a challenge and everyone loves a challenge that helps other people more.
Non-Uniform Day
What an opportunity to impress your own school teachers or your children’s school! An opportunity to be an outrageous show-off with a great reason for doing so. Use the opportunity to publicise Orphans In Need and make more people aware of what we do. Dress inappropriately (within reason!) for £1 and watch the coins pour in.
Bucket Collection
Though bucket collection is a straightforward way of getting funds in, you might need formal permits from local authorities, so check out Byelaws or necessary approval if working on private property. Try your local supermarket or sports ground, railway station or shopping centre. Most people understand that the world’s poorest need support. A winning smile and a genuine appeal for support will often do the trick.
Sponsorship Forms
This is where innovative and clever ideas work best. Would a local sports team grow beards for charity, or maybe even go bald? Would a local company have a ‘dress down’ day? Many people love doing daft things for charity and take great delight in doing something with a real purpose. Ask us for our special sponsorship forms and get cracking.
Bag Packing
Dressed in our FDF t-shirts we reckon most supermarkets would offer you a day or two to help pack bags at the checkouts. Get them to mention it regularly as a tannoy announcement and ask customers just to spare a bit of loose change for a good cause. If you shop in a supermarket you’ll appreciate just how essential nutritious food is – for everyone.
Set up a Stall
This involves scanning your local newspaper or notice boards and spotting events where you could have a fundraising stall. The list is endless and many organisers will give you a free stall for a good cause. It could be a donations stall with our publicity material or you could sell things to make money. Now, where did I put that paper?
Swear Box
Not that we swear of course, but life is often stressful and workplaces are no exception. So while we can’t condone bad language, the occasional donation to a conveniently placed donations box is often a #**##! good idea.
Car Washing
Another old favourite. There are lots of small businesses doing this now, so be sensitive as to where you operate. You’ll need a good supply of warm water, sponges and shampoo so why not start in your street, mosque/church car park or a cafe at lunchtime? This idea is best done in a team to maximize effort and income.
Dress Down Day
Similar to a non-uniform day but in a work environment. Many companies allow this on a Friday so why not tap into this growing tradition and make it work for orphans and widows. Everyone benefits and productivity will probably increase.
Collection Boxes
It’s another simple idea. Find a retail outlet, restaurant, garage reception point or anywhere customers travel through all of the time and seek permission to leave a (secure) box for, say, a month. Visit weekly to collect donations and thank the business owners for the opportunity.

The dreams and possibilities are endless.

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