Your class, youth group, or scout group
can make a difference.
Start your ripple today by designing your own project.
Here’s what you do.
1. Choose a need
Think about an area of the exhibit that most touched you. Was it children of the tsunami? Children of war? Refugees? HIV/AIDS? Children in the dumps? Smoke-filled homes in Guatemala? Children in the burn unit? Kids with malaria? Children who have no medical or dental care?
2. Choose a country
Choose a country or a region that you would like to have an impact on. Where is that country? Why are people in need in that country? What does an average family earn in that country?
3. Learn more about the need and the country
Learn about the need you want to address. What is malaria, and how can it be prevented? What is life like for children of war? What is HIV/AIDS, and why is it killing so many people?
4. Choose a fund-raising method
How will your group earn money for your project?
- ???-a-thon (Read-a-thon, Run-a-thon, walk-a-thon) with sponsors
- Performance with admission fee
- Collecting soda cans for refund
- Car wash
5. SUPERSIZE your project!
In addition to raising money for your project, think about these SUPERSIZE options:
- Collect basic hygiene items and assemble HOPE Kits for the children you’ve chosen to help: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap
- Support a project long-term
Children around the world thank you for making a difference!