"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Every contribution counts,
Every donation makes a difference.... Make a difference today.
Help the baboons and wildlife though holding a fundraiser! Fundraising can be as simple or complicated as you wish and every little bit helps not only through financial contributions, but also spreading the word! Fundraising has never been easier since we are linked up to Facebook, Twitter, JustGiving and PayPal.
Here are some tips and some examples of recent successes.
Want to start a Fundraiser? It has never been easier now that we are registered with JustGiving.com
JustGiving.com allows for authorized 'Work Place Giving' fundraisers, marathons can be run in C.A.R.E.'s name and it can be linked to your Social Network sites to spread the word to friends and family. Set up a page today.... the funds go directly to the baboons!
C.A.R.E. is a non-profit organisation without any government funding or major sponsors to cover the day-to-day costs (which exceeds on average R180,000 per month ($18,000) or R6,000 every day ($600).
We really need your help.
If each person gives a little, it adds up to a lot. Please give what you can. It really adds up to make a massive impact.
C.A.R.E. has been built to what it is today thanks to the help and love of dedicated and caring people who want to use their lives to make a difference. C.A.R.E. needs your help in order to provide the best possible care to the animals at the centre.
People can help C.A.R.E. with various backgrounds, skills and talents.
Many volunteers embark on fundraising initiatives to fundraise for their donation contribution and even their flights.
ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
One example of a great and easy way to raise funds is an online campaign such as gofundme.com or rockethub.com. These sites take a small percentage but really help enable your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances to donate through the click of a button. Be sure to thank your sponsors, sharing it to your Facebook page helps to continually draw attention to the fund without always directly asking for help.
For legitimacy, you are welcome to fundraise through JustGiving.com for your volunteer donation as this comes directly to C.A.R.E. (if you are paying directly). Our JustGiving account and help to set yourself up a page which links to C.A.R.E. can be found here; www.justgiving.com/primatecare
FUNDRAISING IDEAS: Volunteers have raised funds in a plethora of ways, we are always in awe of the energy and ideas you can come up with. It is a good idea to imagine what you are good at and what opportunities you have. Here are some of the things volunteers have succeeded with; sponsored races, marathons, presentations, table-top sales in the school foyer and talks to their classes. If you set up an online campaign you never know where it may lead.
TABLE TOP SALES
Some people prefer to just work, take on a second job or use their university loans to pay. Since many volunteers are students, the student loans companies often give grants or additional loans for “work experience” and internships; it may be worth looking into. Also check with your university if they have any scholarships or grants to apply for.
We are happy to provide you with a letter confirming you are fundraising for your trip if you need one, just send us an email; firstname.lastname@example.org.