With the holiday season fast approaching, we want to share new ways that individuals like you can support our work to educate girls and end harmful practices in rural Kenya. As you consider your gift-giving plans this year end, we invite you to check out the ideas below to see how your creativity, generosity, and influence can make a transformational difference in the lives of our students and families.
1. Join Your Local Turkey Trot
Whether you run, jog, or walk, signing up for your local Turkey Trot is a great way to work up an appetite on Thanksgiving and raise much-needed funds for Kakenya’s Dream! Coordinate your own race with friends or sign up for an organized race and ask friends and family to make a donation through a personalized campaign on our CauseVox fundraising page. If you are really up for a challenge, you can run a mile for every dollar raised over a designated time frame.
2. Host a Holiday Cookie or Ugly Sweater Contest
Entering the holiday season means that it’s time to bring out your ugly holiday sweaters and bake holiday treats. These fun traditions can also be easy ways to raise money for Kakenya’s Dream. One way to do this is to host an “Ugly Holiday Sweater Day” at the office! Employees who make a minimum donation can wear their finest ugly Christmas sweater to work. For those with a sweet tooth, host a holiday cookie contest and ask friends, family, and coworkers, to make a donation to participate, or hold a bake sale and donate the proceeds.
3. Donate Your Special Occasion or Holiday Gifts
Is your birthday coming up? Or another special occasion like a wedding, anniversary, or shower? Have friends and family started asking you what you want for the holidays? In lieu of gifts, ask for them to donate to Kakenya’s Dream on your behalf! Sharing causes dear to your heart and inviting loved ones to donate for these events is a deeply meaningful way to make new memories with family and friends while creating lasting impact here at Kakenya’s Dream.
4. Support Us While You Shop
Before your holiday shopping gets underway, consider using AmazonSmile, which is a simple and automatic way to support Kakenya’s Dream every time you shop on Amazon at no cost to you. By simply selecting Kakenya’s Dream as the charitable organization of your choice on smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of every eligible purchase you make will be donated to us. You will still find the exact same low prices and vast selection of goods as on amazon.com, but with the added bonus of a donation to our life-changing programs! Just make sure you’re shopping via the smile.amazon.com URL, as purchases made through the general amazon.com URL will not result in a donation.
5. Ask Your Company to Match a Holiday Gift
If your company has a corporate matching program, add Kakenya’s Dream to double your impact and support for girls’ education in celebration of the holidays. Click here to check if your employer has an established program. If they don’t, reach out to your HR department to request one!
These are just a few of the opportunities available to support Kakenya’s Dream this holiday season! To start a campaign today, check out our Peer Fundraising Toolkit to set up an online fundraising page and discover even more ideas. No matter what you do, the impact you create with friends, family, and colleagues through a Kakenya’s Dream fundraiser will make lasting change for vulnerable girls and their communities.