Fundraising for Oxfam is a great way to raise awareness about poverty and injustice. Giving money to help make a difference is one important way that people can be empowered to take further action.
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At any one time Oxfam is responding to around 25 emergencies worldwide. Fundraising for our emergency work will help save lives.
Our emergency aid includes targeted food distribution, providing clean water and sanitation, as well as cash for food, health promotion and disaster risk reduction. It’s life-saving work. And we wouldn’t be able to do it without people getting together and fundraising for us.
Organise a fundraiser
Get your friends, family and colleagues together to raise money for emergencies. Just $50 raised by a cake sale could help provide life-saving clean water to those in need. In fact, whatever the fundraising activity the outcome remains the same – you’ll save lives.
If you organise a public event such as a concert or movie night we can help get the word out through promotion on Facebook and Twitter. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Here are some of our top ideas for emergency fundraisers:
Organise a local collection where there are a lot of generous people. It’s simple, but effective. One supporter, Aaron Crown, raised $1300 by organising regular collections at a local theatre. His fundraising was boosted by the event’s organiser announcing his collection before the interval. So make sure you announce that you are fundraising for Oxfam.
Host a quiz
The easiest and most effective way is to contact a locally run pub quiz and ask them to donate the money raised at one week’s quiz to your emergency fundraising. Combine this event with a raffle and raise an extra $100. You could get in touch with local shops and businesses for free raffle prizes. Alternatively, you could organise your own quiz.
Everyone loves cake and raising money from a bake sale is quick and simple. You don’t need to make lots of plans in advance – just get your friends and family involved with the baking. Or you could ask a local business to help you out by donating some delicious cakes. Set it up somewhere busy where people have their money at hand.
After some more ideas? Check out our list of our top ten fundraising tips!
Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. Oxfam New Zealand is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Register (registration CC24641), making donations tax refundable.