IMPACT STORIES

Emma

heard of children in remote aboriginal fly-in communities (no roads) 3 years behind in reading and writing skills, generational trauma, abuse and high suicide rates

She raised 2,000 books, Harry Potter series included, with stands on fests and farmers markets, selling candy kabobs, a mall offered storage space, a pizza restaurant to serve as drop-off station. It took her one year.

As her photo with a ton of books, all smiles, appeared on the local newspaper, good willing people responded. Journalists invited her on morning TV, tens of thousands heard her story, teachers invited her to speak at school.

Teachers

responded with 100s of letters and photos showing classrooms flooded with books, children proudly holding up their favorite. As people saw the photos on Emma’s social stream, more people got involved, authors started contributing…

Students are caring beings

When they hear an authentic story of suffering children combined with opportunity for simple, swift, immediate action with relevant effect on changing lives for the better, they contribute generously.

When each student

at 1 single middle or high school gifts 1 book they love/d but no longer read anyway, it makes 1,000 books worth $10,000€ = 1 Magical Children and Youth Library. A space of dreaming, learning, vision that attracts families and schools.

Emma raised 500,000 books

for 49 fly-in communities and many others. Her story changed many thousand students’ worldview, her story got on cereal boxes and millions of children read it.

Namaste Nepal student club

support a Himalayan village with development needs. They gift money generated by the school’s solar panel installation and calendar sales. But they have a big magic trick : 

Their annual 48 h sponsor run

DAY & NIGHT from friday afternoon until sunday afternoon generates $40,000€. In 2 days! The epicness get boys involved “sorry mum, I won’t come home tonight, I’ll go running … for the kids.” For Frodo!

The 48 hour time window

gives all good people in town opportunity to contribute. Teachers bring their classes, kindergartens come, people in wheelchairs, athletes (from cyclists to footballers), soldiers, scouts, the mayor > then come media > and companies sponsor!

Their town of 35,000

inhabitants makes $40,000€. It’s the town festival calendar’s annual highlight Philanthro-Party. Some people run 3 marathons in 3 days. There’s fun, progress exhibit, stands, bake- and lemonnaid sales, a full-fledged Philanthro-Party with Company Challenge Trophy; gilded worn-out running shoes.

They fund plenty of activities

Kindergarten, library, elementary school, middle school, teacher salaries, afforestation, greenhouses, new crops, health camps …

They pay work visits

to help, experience their impact, build bonds. They vividly document and report to schools and media back homewhich grows reach and supportive community.

In a small town of 20,000

a math teacher used their story, tasking students to calculate cost of building a school in the Himalaya, teasing students “you wouldn’t even make 1,000”. They took the challenge and made $10,000€, next year $20,000€ in a small town where nothing ever happens. People care. What they need is a mission. You can provide it.

Lulu

has perfected Philanthro-Party culture. In fact, she coined the term to help us do good in our buzy lives by combining doing good with what we do anyways, such as birthdays, sleep-overs, school, town and company fests with raising funds for our favorite causes.

Lulu started early with lemonaid stands. This picture perfectly illustrates her approach. How could you possibly resist? How could you not buy Fairy Juice?

Put the FUN into FUNdraising

Take a cause you are passionate about.
Pick an activity. Choose an occasion.
Add a dose of fun + magic + adventure.

Handmade Crafts

are a precious add-on activity to get people together + to add ambience + to add love + to create visible presence + tangible memories + friendly bonds on both ends

LemonAID Warriors

have pioneered and documented many activities for all of us to use. And for millions of school students!

Neha

learned at age 9 that the children she volunteered for at the orphanage had no parents – no one to love, protect and educate them. She decided to help, because there are 100 million orphans in the world and if we don’t help them grow up in harmony, their problems will become ours when they become adults.

She raised $15,000 monthly

for a total of $2.1 million by age 17 to help equip the BEST IMAGINABLE ORPHANAGES in the world as a place of love, joy, peace, friendship, play, health, learning … with bicycles, computer cabinets and vocational training.

I love putting a smile on their faces

Micah and friends

love playing with LEGO. When they heard that children in African villages could never experience the joys in countless hours of dreaming and engineering imagination brought by a bucket of LEGO, they called on kids to donate and adults to bring mound of LEGO sleeping on cellars back to life in the hands of kids.

1 ton of LEGO

they delivered to villages in Uganda, handing 1,000 bags of LEGO to 1,000 kids to take home, experiencing the beauty of the people and magical moments, knowing they left them with countless hours of magic play.

Craig

one morning read about child slave Iqbal who ran away, spoke out against bonded labor and as he returned to his home village got shot dead at age 12. Craig was also 12 years old.

That morning, he asked his teacher for permission to speak about an issue he was passionate about. He got 3 minutes. He explained his case, finishing with “I don’t know what to do, but we have to do something. Who will help me?” 11 hands went up, Free The Children was born, Craig travelled to India, as he returned they changed laws, conquered media, clubs sparked at 100s of schools.

They built 100s of schools, water and alternative income programs in ten countries, added local causes and grew to 16,000 schools, making “creating a good world for all” part of learning culture powered by teachers and clubs, adding events uniting 300,000 active youth who earned their ticket by taking a local and a global action.

That morning, he asked his teacher for permission to speak about an issue he was passionate about. He got 3 minutes. He explained his case, finishing with “I don’t know what to do, but we have to do something. Who will help me?” 11 hands went up, Free The Children was born, Craig travelled to India, as he returned they changed laws, conquered media, clubs sparked at 100s of schools.

Caring ADULTS, Students & Teachers exist everywhere

 You have the exact same stories, causes and methods used by the teens above to activate them to do like their peers.

The stories above are also part of your FREE 24-STORY SET

 

You have

  • spectacular recipients in regions where children obviously suffer; people would love to help
  • proven hero*ines with high impact initiatives and milestones to reach

and dozens of tools, tricks and tips, such as

  • digital tools for online outreach
  • videos and music
  • hero*ine posters

for ambience and more.

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