HOW “YOU” CAN HELP FUNDRAISE
I have had many, many people ask me:
“What can I do to help?”
I cannot even begin to list the thousands of different ways each & every one of us can contribute……
There are many ways to show your support of child abuse prevention. You can donate, volunteer, and advocate for Child Abuse Prevention. Remember that everyone plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Your support today can benefit children and their families!
If you are considering making a contribution, DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN has many programs and services that would benefit from your generosity. Your tax-deductible contribution will be designated to promote child abuse awareness, intervention & prevention, along with support services for abuse victims. (All of our services are offered free of charge.) Any contribution you make will help us to fulfill our mission to prevent child abuse. If you have any questions or would like more information please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate a Vehicle
Donate your automobile, boat, motorcycle, jet ski or almost any other mode of transportation, working or not. Your donation will help benefit DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN.
Leave a Legacy
“Leave a Legacy” is a campaign to help educate people from all walks of life about the possibility of making an estate gift to their charity of choice. Those of us who are able to give generously during our lifetime, and those who have been unable to make lifetime gifts, can discover ways to make major contributions through thoughtful, well planned wills and other gift techniques. Gifts may be in the form of money, property, investments or a portion of an estate. Gifts can be given simply as a thank you to a beloved organization or to ensure the continued vitality of the community for generations to come. Tax benefits may be derived from these gifts. An attorney, accountant or financial adviser can help determine the type of gift that is right for each individual.
Volunteer your services at your local hospital, United Way, Church, or any local business that may know of abused children or families in need. Ask them how you may assist them to help the victims of abuse such as taking up a collection for toys, clothing, personal items or more.
Ask your church if there something you can do to help local needy children. Many times, members of the church will know which children & families need assistance.
Join Big Brother/Big Sister
Many abused children end up being placed in foster care or temporary shelters. Joining a program such as Big Brother/Big Sister could allow an abused child the opportunity to spend some much needed quality time with loving individuals. Even a few hours a week could make a world of difference to a child in need.
Have a Community Fund Raiser
Why not involve everyone in your community? Organize a community fund raiser & donate a percentage of the funds towards a child abuse organization of your choice. There are many options to choose from:
- Garage Sales
- Bake Sales
- Car Wash / Pet Wash
- Golf Outings
- Pledge a Book
- 50/50 Raffle
- “Best Sandcastle” / “Best Snowman” Contest
- Fish Fry / Cook-Offs / Pancake Breakfast
- Sports Competitions
- Sell Items on Ebay
- Returnable Can Collection
- Poker Event
- Music Benefit/Dance
This is a great fundraising idea where the kids can get involved. Pajama Day at school! Students donate $1 to wear their pajamas on a designated day at school. You could have little grab bags and give them as prizes to the child with the “best dressed” pajamas, most creative, etc. Even the teachers could donate and get involved. Great way to raise school spirit and kids love it.
Spread the Word
Tell everyone you know about what you’ve learned about child abuse! Spread the word & educate others. Distribute informative brochures, hotline crisis numbers, statistics & signs/symptoms for them to look for.Teach them how to keep their children safe. Teach other parents how to check their community for registered sex offenders–check who their neighbors are–who the daycare providers are–who the bus drivers/teachers are.
Education & Knowledge is the Key to Prevention!!!!!