You can serve the children in Africa without ever having to leave your hometown! Whether you’ve been to Africa with Empower a Child or just want to help the children in some way, below are fundraisers you can do in your own community to empower and develop communities in East Africa.

Smoothie Stand

Take a twist on the traditional lemonade stand and sell smoothies, iced tea, popcorn, or homemade ice cream on a hot summer day in your neighborhood or at a community event. This is a great activity that children can participate in to help children in Africa.

Garage Sale

We live in a world filled with tremendous physical and spiritual needs. But God has also blessed us with a lot of resources — in fact we often have excess.

We invite you to use that excess to make a difference in this world by hosting a unique Garage Sale at your home or church that will provide much needed resources to bring empowerment and hope to needy lives in Africa.

Car Wash

Raise funds by organizing a car wash in your community. Get youth groups or local clubs involved to make an even bigger impact.

Walk for a Child

Organize or join a 5K walk, run, or bike ride to raise awareness and funds for Empower A Child. Each participant can be given a photo of a child on the waiting list so they can “walk for a child”.

30 Hour Famine

Have your church’s youth group participate in a 30 Hour Famine, where they gather sponsors and then emulate the day in the life of an African child: go to school with no breakfast, have only fruit or a small portion of beans and rice for lunch, go without dinner, and then spend the night as a group in prayer and worship. Create a friendly competition between middle school and high school students or join efforts with other youth groups in your town and make it a community-wide effort.

Dinner Fundraiser

Everyone enjoys going to dinner parties, so why not have dinner and raise money for African students at the same time? From a ‘friendraiser” themed dinner at your home, to a spaghetti dinner at your church, to a community-wide special gala, this fundraiser can be as creative as you want it to be.