We’re always grateful for any funds that can be raised on our behalf. Whether you are organising a concert or running a marathon, your profits or sponsorship can make a real difference to people in the slums of Delhi. Fundraising at public occasions has the additional benefit of allowing other people hear about Asha and its work.
Set up an online fundraising page
Once you’ve thought of something to do, our online fundraising options can make collecting money for your efforts really easy. Just set up a fundraising page through one of the sites below and email the link to all your friends and family.
Anyone with debit or credit card can support you, wherever they are in the world!
There are all sorts of things you could do to raise funds for Asha!
Sponsored events are a great way of raising money. You could be sponsored to not do something for 24 hours (speak, eat, smoke etc) or for doing something continuously (singing, chess-playing, walking). Sporty people could do a sponsored swim, run or cycle ride, or more adventurous people could do a bungee jump, skydive or climb a mountain – there are unlimited possibilities!
Fundraising in schools
Some of our supporters have had great success raising money in schools. Perhaps your school decides to support a different charity every year – if so, you could ask them to consider Asha next time they choose one. Other people have asked primary school children to bring in a small amount of money each, and they have also drawn pictures and written letters for children in our slum areas. The children are overjoyed to receive these things, and it can often lead to ongoing links between schools and slum areas, with the children learning a lot from each other.
Simplify your life
If you sell anything on online auction site such as Ebay, hold a yard sale or a car boot sale, you could pass the profit on to Asha. If you’re selling items in person, make sure that people know that the proceeds are going to a very worthy cause and buyers will be less likely to haggle over the price!
Asha on eBayMany of us have heard the phrase ‘One mans trash is another mans treasure’, so why not use eBay and help raise funds for Asha. There are a number of ways you can do this: Sell – Sell what you like and donate between 10% and 100% of your sale price. Buy – Raise funds by buying on eBay, just visit our homepage and check out what other Asha supporters are selling. So when you get shopping or have that clear out, please consider supporting Asha at the same time! For more information visit: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity/ And look up Friends of Asha GB!
Find a venue that you can use free of charge and then have a barbeque, a themed evening or just a party and charge people to attend. You could hold a raffle at the same time and raise even more money.
One organisation has found a way to make this easy – you can go hold a dinner party and raise money for Asha through Friends of Asha (GB) by visiting www.dinner4good.com.