Get Involved

Whether it’s building a school, making phone calls, helping or running an event,  having your club sponsor one of our calls, or just spreading the word about Aid Africa’s Children, it’s all appreciated!  

Here are a few ways you can help!

 

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Volunteer

Whether you want to help out for only a few hours a month, or work at an event, we appreciate all skills you may want to share and are open to all ideas on how you can help kids in Africa.
 

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Donate

Money, airline miles, in-kind donations such as goods or services are gratefully accepted.


 

Fundraiser

Have fun while you’re raising money for one of our causes! Whether it’s a lemonade stand, throwing a party, baking cookies, teaching a class or having a garage sale, use your imagination on how you want to raise funds for Aid Africa’s Children!

 

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Instead of gifts for your birthday, you can ask friends and families to give you money to donate for your favorite Aid Africa’s Children project! One of our industrious young volunteers, donated his Bar Mitzvah gifts for upgrading the playground equipment at Sophie’s Creche!

Pledge your birthday or Bar Mitzvah money, or any event you are celebrating to a cause bigger than yourself and enjoy the gifts of giving!

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SPREAD THE WORD

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your favorite social media platform, spread the word about what we’re doing!

 

Volunteer

Are you interested in helping children in Africa, fundraising, organizing events in your community, or being part of our social media network? There’s a place to utilize your skills, time, or efforts to help our healthcare, food, education, clean water, or entrepreneurial projects in Africa. 

Tell us how you can help and what you’d like to do!

 

Jacob Farkas scores big with neighborhood kids in Erasmus

Twelve year-old volunteer, Jacob Farkas, approached the Lake Forest Soccer Association and many private families to obtain soccer uniforms for neighborhoods kids in Erasmus, South Africa. He brought 50 jerseys and shorts. The kids were so very excited to receive the matching uniforms!  Both Jacob and his nine year-old sister, Shayna, are young “global activists.” When Shayna was in first grade she collected 120 toothbrushes from her 1st grade class and brought them to Africa to give to needy children. 

Ryan Moore Oversees Zambia School Project

Ryan Moore, a 26 year old man from Lincolnshire, Illinois with Aid Africa's Children, built a government endorsed school in Zambia for a 1/3 of the cost of a standard school.

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Kerry Delivering Baby

Meet Kerry.  She was an executive assistant at a major credit card company and a fire fighter and EMT (emergency medical technician) in Salem, Wisconsin. She never had a passport and only flew five times before volunteering to help Aid Africa’s Children on a medical mission. Kerry’s emergency medical skills were put to use delivering a baby in Tanzania. 

Fundraise

Do something fun to raise money for your campaign! You can have a lemonade stand, throw a party, bake cookies, shave your head, teach a class, lose weight, have a garage sale, walk for a cause.

Use your imagination to raise money for medical treatment, food, clean water, education, or helping others start a business.

 

Rebecca and Walk/Run Volunteers

Aid Africa’s Children holds an annual walk/run which has been a popular event and source of raising funds. People of all ages enjoy the exercise and fresh air while the proceeds have  provided fresh water, food, medical treatment, and other benefits for African children. This year, Aid Africa’s Children’s 9th Annual Walk/Run will be Saturday, April 29 at the RecPlex. Proceeds will be used for our clean water project in Ntemba Village. 

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Girl Scouts Prepare to Fundraise for Clean Water

Working with groups of friends puts the fun in Fundraising! It can be a very rewarding venture for you and your friends, or church, or classmates to work on a project together.  Two Girl Scout troops, the Daisy Troop 45263 (Kindergartners) and Junior Troop 40138 (4th graders) at B.J. Hooper School,  in Lindenhurst, Illinois are preparing to fundraise in April, 2017 for Aid Africa’s Children’s clean water project for the Ntemba Village in Tanzania.

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These Girls put the Fun in Fundraising!

Over the years, Aid Africa’s Children has been lucky enough to have the support of students who embrace “global activism” and  “adopt a cause” to help our children in Africa.

One group we will forever treasure are the students at Gurnee’s Warren Township High School’s Future Leaders of America Club. They were intelligent, resourceful, organized, friendly, fun, and filled with boundless energy to help others. They not only had great bake sales, and car washes but provided great help during our annual benefit.