Instead of getting more socks, gift cards or books, you can support children in need. Many of our supporters use their birthday as an opportunity to help children in need. Instead of a birthday present they raise money with their family and friends and donate it through our website. Organising such an event helps us by raising awareness and contributes directly to our cause. If you consider organising a birthday fundraiser, please this how-to.

Understand our cause

Many kids in Bosnia are disadvantaged by poverty. Children receive daily meals at school only if their parents pay for it. However, many parents cannot afford these daily meals, as poverty is a huge problem in Bosnia. Many children consume at least half of their meals at school, and for many, food served at school may be the only food they regularly eat! Your donation will deliver daily meals to those children whose parents cannot afford to pay, making sure they are not excluded from the lunch. With a donation of €9 you will provide daily meals for a child for one month. A donation of €70 covers all meals for one child during the whole year.

Steps

  1. Explain to your friends and family that you will ask for donations instead of a gift this year
  2. Set a concrete goal, e.g. I would like to raise $200 for Charity Bosnian Kids
  3. You can ask your family and friends to donate on our website or you can start a Facebook fundraiser.

If you are planning to organise a birthday fundraiser, we would love to get in touch with you. Please leave a comment below or contact us.