Be the change you want to see in the world.
Start at home
Before contacting anyone else, reach out to your immediate circle of friends, family and acquaintances. These are the people most likely to support your campaign and importantly they will also help to spread the word and tell others who you may not already know.
Make a pledge to mark the day
To celebrate a special day such as a birthday or wedding, ask your friends and family to make a donation to your Earthchild Project campaign.
Host an event
Either add Earthchild Project as your designated charity for an existing event (please feel free to contact us for our NPO number for tax purposes) or hold a special event. You could:
- if you’re a yoga school or studio, use one of your established yoga classes as a fundraising class, where you tell your students about Earthchild Project and invite them to donate at the end of the class
- hold a community yoga class / hike / meditation circle / etc in your local area where participants donate a set amount to take part
- hold a quiz night for sanskrit yoga poses, hiking terminology, etc
- hold a raffle for a yoga mat, hiking gear or for any other prize to which you may have access
- hold a fun run / cycle / walk / etc and invite participants to donate
- hold a fundraising dinner. Invite friends and family to bring a dish and dedicate the conversation to discussing issues around holistic education
- Clear the clutter in your own life by hosting a garage sale and donate the funds raised
Challenge others by challenging yourself
Climb Kilimanjaro, run the Comrades, or do something you never thought you could do. Let your friends and family know that you’re doing this to raise funds for Earthchildren so that they can do things they never thought they could do!
Give up to give to others
Give up driving for a week and cycle to work or school, give up smoking or drinking, or even eating chocolate and donate the funds you save! Others may want to join in you solidarity, good for them and great for the Earthchildren you’ll sponsors.
Put your skills to use
If you have a hobby or a talent, you can use it to raise funds. You may bake cakes for a cake sale, or if you’re a photographer sell photos or art works, or offer your services giving massages or teaching others your skill.
What other activists have done
Have any others fundraising ideas not listed here? Get in touch with us to discuss your idea and add it to this list.
Below are some examples of fundraisers held by Earthchild Project activists…
Over the years, there have been a number of really special yoga teachers who have dedicated a lot of time and energy into supporting Earthchild Project and being a driving force behind the work that we do. In order to honour these people, we have initiated an Earthchild Project Ambassador Programme. And we are proud to introduce you to our first ambassador, Schalk Viljoen. Schalk teaches Jivamukti classes in the Darmstadt, Mainz, Frankfurt & Basel area of Germany. We caught up with Schalk to find out more about his yoga journey and why he cares so much about Earthchild Project.
I will admit – in the yoga world, practitioners are for the most part, simply trying to practice self-love and care for other living beings – this is after all, the spiritual ethos of yoga – to “do no harm.” We’re doing the best we can in using yoga for health and goodness. Right? We […]
Whether it be two young cousins from Cape Town selling coffee outside their school, an avid hiker from Johannesburg who decided to dedicate climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds, or even three young ladies from America who set a goal to sponsor 150 yoga mats; our activists know how to make things happen! We are so grateful for the support we received from these incredible women in 2016, that we wanted to honour them for their successful Activist Projects.
Tuesday was a very special day for the Earthchild Project as we were invited to Micklefield Primary School in Rondebosch, Cape Town, where we were awarded a beautiful hand-crafted check for R20 002 from our incredible young eco-activists, Hannah Lea and Emma. Being invited to the school assembly was a true honour for us and seeing how compassionate and enthused these young activists are was truly inspiring.
Hannah and Emma Lea are cousins in Grade 6 together at the Micklefield Primary School in Rondebosch, Cape Town. As part of their school project, the cousins have chosen to raise funds for our Nurture an Eco-Warrior campaign by selling coffee, raising sponsorship for a challenging cycle, and appealing to friends and family. Young Eco-Activists […]