BE INVOLVED

HOSTING YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING EVENTS

If you feel passionate about our work, and would like to contribute, we invite and challenge you to do so. Any group that would like to raise money for Sanctuary for Kids, in any fashion they choose, will be able to share their experience on our community blog. Just send us updates and photos and we will gladly post them

Many people have asked what they can personally do to raise money for Sanctuary for Kids. We feel honoured that you would like to organize an event which would benefit us. You can get as creative as you would like. Many supporters have used their talent in the creation of crafts to raise money for S4K

Perhaps achieve a personal goal and get people to sponsor you, bike, run, swim and invite friends to join you. We love the idea of people improving their health while raising money for S4K.

Please check out previous inventive success stories on our community blog.

Promoting Your Event

We ask you to follow a few simple guidelines for promoting your event:

First, your promotional material must always make clear that Sanctuary for Kids is the beneficiary of the money raised at the fundraising event. We are never a sponsor or partner or organizer of the event itself. This is very important and, thus, we ask that you send us all of your promotional material prior to printing or distribution.

Second, use of the Sanctuary for Kids logo also requires our express consent.

Third, you can be as creative as you want in fundraising ideas, but we cannot sanction any merchandise related to ‘branded media’.

Please understand, we are honoured that you would like to give your time and energy to our organization and help us in this way. We are so grateful. Nonetheless, legal considerations prevent us from having you represented (in posters, or programs, or invitations) as “agents” or “representatives” or “co-sponsors” of S4K. This is why we must insist on these clarifications.

Promotional Material

Here are a few documents to support your event:

Fundraising Event Letter of Understanding (Must be signed and received before event)
Sponsorship Form

FUNDRAISING AROUND THE GLOBE

Paragliding for S4K

 In April this year “Action for S4K” brings you a new exciting challenge: “Paragliding – Tandem – Jumps”. They teamed up with a sports-club from the Stuttgart area, who surprised them with an amazing special-rate.

And best of all: EVERYBODY can take part in this adventure! So if you ever dreamed of floating trough the air, this is YOUR chance! And YOUR jump will make money for the kids!

Please check out their website for more details and on how you can particiapate or support this fundraiser:

Update: – February 13th, 2017

Congratulations and thank you to the team for raising $1000.00 for S4K

Action for S4K’s 4th Biathlon Workshop will take place on February 4th and February 5th at Nordic-Schule Notschrei, Passhöhe 6, 79674 Todtnau.

There will be training-sessions for cross-country-skiing on Saturday and a training session for laser-shooting and technics on Sunday;

followed by their very own “Just For Fun Biathlon Relay”.

ANYBODY can take part in this workshop; beginners or experts! 

This will be an adventure and great fun!

Please check out their website for rates and conditions: https://www.stoptalkingstartmoving.com/s4k-fundraisers/upcoming-s4k-fundraisers/biathlon-for-s4k_4/

Deadline for DONATIONS is February 12th 2017; 19:45 local time. The Grand Total will be announced at 20:00.

You can sponsor this fundraiser by donating via the Sanctuary For Kids website. Please put #BiathlonForS4K_4 in the comment field and don’t forget to mail a copy or screenshot of your Paypal-receipt to ActionForS4K@gmail.com. Like this your donation can be easily counted.

Thank You!!

OPERATION NORTH POLE is back!

“Operation North Pole is a fan-run fundraiser for Sanctuary for Kids giving you the opportunity to send Amanda Tapping a Christmas card in exchange for a minimum $10 donation to Sanctuary for Kids. Make a card, buy a card – it’s up to you; the goal is to provide a fun opportunity and raise money for kids in need this holiday season. 

For more information you can head over to Facebook @ facebook.com/operatonnorthpole, hop on Twitter @SanctuaryONP, or send an email to operationnorthpole@gmail.com.”

How it works:

– Make or buy a Christmas/seasons greetings card for Amanda Tapping – Make a donation to Sanctuary for Kids at sanctuaryforkids.org of at least $10 – please put “OPERATION NORTH POLE” in the comments. – Send proof of your donation either with your card in the mail or via email to operationnorthpole@gmail.com (if you send via email, make sure your full name is clearly written on either the envelope or the card so we can match emails to cards). Cards will not be sent to Amanda unless we receive proof of your donation. All cards will be sent to Amanda before Christmas; she will personally see every single one of them.

PLEASE ……..

– Do not send cash or cheques; all donations must be made online.

– Do not send requests for Amanda to contact you

– Do not send letters with your card they will not be forwarded to Amanda

– Do not send gifts; your donation is the most meaningful gift you can give.

– Do not tape gifts to your card because they will be removed, even if they are small. 

PLEASE NOTE: All cards will be removed from their envelopes so please don’t decorate them. We reserve the right to reject cards that are inappropriate. If you’re unsure if something qualifies as “inappropriate,” please contact us.

DEADLINE: Please mail your cards by December 2, 2016. All cards postmarked on or before December 2 will be sent to Amanda, even if they arrive late. If you miss the deadline by a couple days but want to cross your fingers for it to arrive on time, you’re welcome to send your card late; but, your card will be returned to you if it arrives after we’ve sent everything to Amanda (mid-December).

ADDRESS:

PO BOX 672, LAKE WALES, FLORIDA 33859, USA

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email operationnorthpole@gmail.com, Facebook facebook.com/operationnorthpole, or Twitter @SanctuaryONP.

Please spread the word

Update: November 1st, 2016

Once again many thanks to our sporting and very faithful supporters “Action for S4K” – final total raised $541.00 for their “Maltese Challenge” – Awesome!

September 27th, 2016
“Action for S4K”’s second fundraiser in Malta will happen on Sunday, October 9th 2016.

A huge Thank You to Gozo Adventures” for making this event possible and to the “Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa” for promoting it.

The “Maltese Challenge” will include climbing, abseiling and snorkeling.

“Gozo Adventures” will support this fundraiser by providing materials, an experienced guide, free transfers PLUS donating €10 per participant.

You can sponsor this fundraiser by donating via the S4K website, stating #‎MalteseChallenge in the comment-field and sending a copy of your PayPal receipt to ActionForS4K@gmail.com after completing the process. Like this, your donation can be added to the total.

(Deadline for donations: October 16th, 19:45 = GMT+1)

The Grand Total will be announced on October 16th, at 20:00 local time = GMT+1.

For more information on this event, please visit “Action For S4K!”’s website: www.stoptalkingstartmoving.com/s4k-fundraisers/upcoming-s4k-fundraisers/the-maltese-challenge/

UPDATE – October 4th, 2016
Congratulations to Nicole and our warmest appreciation for raising the fabulous amount of  $1623.25


September 9th, 2016 
Nicole Gillespie – whom you may remember raised money for S4K by doing 1000 push-ups. Challenged herself yet again by performing 1,000 squats, (Yes that’s correct 1,000) . I am hurting just thinking about it! But huge congratulations Nicole!! – There is still time to donate to Nicole’s fundraiser – just mention it in the comments section of your on-line donation. Be sure to let Nicole know by emailing her at nicolegillespie9@hotmail.com

Thanks Nicole – you are a champion. 

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September 5th, 2016 – Patty Marugg, a long-time supporter of S4K has kindly volunteered her boyfriend Patrick to raise funds for S4K by competing in this bike event. He will race over 77 km (48 miles) on September 30th, 2016. Please encourage Patrick by donating at www.sanctuaryforkids.org using the hashtag #ironbike in the comments section and please send a copy of your donation to Patty @ p_marugg@gmx.net 
Patrick will also be donating money himeself for every mile he bikes. Thank you for your support Patrick and and good luck!

UPDATE:– August  15th – $1,043 raised –  a big thank you to our incredible athletes!!

June 30th, 2016 – Check out this next fundraiser from ‘Action For S4K’

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Participation in the ‘2016 World Spash Diving Champtionships’, which will be locally live-broadcasted
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* ‘Action for S4K’ will be allowed to form a #S4K Team and will be promoted as such.

* So far, they are a team of 5: Kathrin, Vera, Carmen, Bea from GER and Claudia from CH;
Claudia will also be part of the SwissNationalTeam 😉
* Anybody can join the group to take part in the #WCS2016 and become a member of the #S4K team.
A link will be published on the website. www.stoptalkingstartmoving.com
* Transport from Stuttgart to Sindelfingen can be arranged, as well as B&B in Stuttgart.
* At this stage #KidsForKidsSplashdivingWorkshops are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The idea is that each kid participating can put some coins inside our collecting tin.

Sounds awesome and a lot of fun!

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In addition Bea’s on-line swimming coach, Elaine Hopper from New Jersey has prepared littleglass bottles filled with sand from her local beaches and which will be handed out at the event. These can also be ordered by email- contact their website for address.

Once again Donna Carr spent quite a lot of time raising money for S4K – $1000 for recycyling cans and bottles and accepting generous donations from other sources – for a very impressive total of $1,300.25

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This is Donna’s account.

“I raised $1000.00 from recycling empty bottles and cans that friends and family members donated to me as a continued extension from the previous Caring Cans for S4K that I did in 2014.

$ 200.25 was donated in honour of my friend Penny (You may recall she was a friend of mine who was killed when her friend scared her with a frog and she jumped in front of a truck) The funds for this donation where made through jewelry items I made.

25 cents from a little 4 year old I met in the grocery-after a long discussion with her grandma about S4K. I gave the little girl my bracelet I was wearing in turn she told me to give the money to the kids that she really did not need her gum ball”.

And lastly Penny’s mum donated $100 in Penny’s honour”

We thank you all so much.

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As you can see the total raised this year was $1078 – over $350 more than last year! Wonderful. And once again a sincere thankyou to everyone involved.
Click the following links and you can visit the fundraisers Facebook Page
and see their videos on their YouTube Channel

UPDATE : January 30th. 2016

Please check out & support ‘Action For S4K’ and their recent Biathlon fundraiser taking place this coming weekend (January 30th-31st)

Our intrepid fundraisers are off and running or in this case – off on their skis. This is their 3rd biathlon….

Good luck all, have fun. Our sincere thanks to all participants and and your generous supporters.

For more information visit : Biathlon for S4K – 3

UPDATE: Sept 15/2015 – Total money raised for Bea’s latest successful fundraiser = $1,060 – Thank you so very much

Malta is an archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the worlds smallest and most densely populated countries with a population of 416,000 It’s capital Valetta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On August 26th Bea and Carmen will take part in a specially organized one-day kayaking tour from Gozo to Comino and back to Gozo.
Bea will swim one-way (2.5km) before climbing into the kayak. The distance of the tour is around 10km. They will have the opportunity to discover Comino’s famous caves, which were used as locations for “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

Thank you to Gozo Adventures for their support. (Check out their website www.gozoadventures.com). Bea and Carmen welcome anyone who is in Malta the end of August and would like to join them.The cost for the tour, including equipment, safety-instructions and a picnic-lunch are € 60 per person, of which € 10 will be donated to #S4K. You can sponsor them through the S4K donation page using the hashtag #MalteseCrossing. Please send a screenshot or copy of your PayPal receipt to ActionForS4k@gmail.com so that they can keep track of the donations.

You can check out Bea and Carmen’s blog for photos and notes on their recent trip to Nepal.

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UPDATE: Sept 15/2015 – Total money raised for Bea’s latest successful fundraiser = $1,060 – Thank you so very much

Malta is an archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the worlds smallest and most densely populated countries with a population of 416,000 It’s capital Valetta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On August 26th Bea and Carmen will take part in a specially organized one-day kayaking tour from Gozo to Comino and back to Gozo.
Bea will swim one-way (2.5km) before climbing into the kayak. The distance of the tour is around 10km. They will have the opportunity to discover Comino’s famous caves, which were used as locations for “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

Thank you to Gozo Adventures for their support. (Check out their website www.gozoadventures.com). Bea and Carmen welcome anyone who is in Malta the end of August and would like to join them.The cost for the tour, including equipment, safety-instructions and a picnic-lunch are € 60 per person, of which € 10 will be donated to #S4K. You can sponsor them through the S4K donation page using the hashtag #MalteseCrossing. Please send a screenshot or copy of your PayPal receipt to ActionForS4k@gmail.com so that they can keep track of the donations.

You can check out Bea and Carmen’s blog for photos and notes on their recent trip to Nepal.

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UPDATE – June 29th, 2015

Huge thanks to the team for organizing the event and raising $1,600

Participants: Team Switzerland: Claudia, Patrick, Claudia #2, Philipp, Patrizia, Köbi, Jaqueline, Martina and ROCKY Team Germany: Vera, Carmen, Kathrin, Natascha, Bea

Thanks also to the supporters / direct sponsors: Sara, Henrik from Berhaus Arflina and their fabulous team: Veronika, Nadine, Marc, José, Carina, Rosa, Gusti, Elena, Steffi, Iris and Sofia

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For more pictures check out the Facebook Hike and Roll Album

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Hike and Roll for S4K will take place on June 20th & 21st in Graubunden Switzerland – this is a joint team event from ‘Full Charge for S4K’ and ‘Action for S4K’

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Travel can be arranged from Stuttgart leaving Friday June 19th returning June 21st. For those travelling by train to Switzerland a pick-up can be arranged at Landquart train-station.

Accommodation will be arranged at an alpine cabin “Berghaus Arflina” – for SFR 30 (includes breakfast) This is a special rate and part of this sum will generously be donated to S4K by the owners “Sarah and Henrick” Check our their website www.heuberge.ch

The “Arflina” team will also be donating part of their charge for the after-hiking BBQ to Sanctuary for Kids.

Apart from swimming and archery, a professional basic first-aid course training course will be held on Saturday evening.

Please contact the organizers for more details if you want to join in the fun.

#HikeNRollForS4K

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@ActionForS4K

This fundraiser  can be sponsored until June 29th

“Please help spread the word”

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Update – May, 2015

We are so very happy to announce that the final amount raised by “Rainbows of Love and Ripples of Hope” was $2,486 – Fantastic – thank you so much. Nicole and Joke started their adventure with a 50km non-stop hike in Brisbane which took them15.5h finishing at 2am. Two days later they flew to Nepal. They started their trek in Lukla at 2860m and finished in the monastery of Tengboche at 3867m. With the phenomenal scenery they felt like they were in a dream. They got to meet beautiful Nepalese people on the way and also experienced grueling climbs and slippery descents. They saw Mount Everest together and felt the spirituality and emotional connections at the many monasteries and buddha temples. The following from Joke, encapsulates their experience at NOH.

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“Back in Kathmandu we finally got to meet the beautiful, inspiring and amazing children we had, up until then, only read about and seen photos of. To be able to spend time with them and share smiles and laughter was truly beautiful and heart warming. During our time at NOH amazing memories were made: the kids teaching us how to eat with our hands, enjoying an afternoon of Nepali dancing in one of the kid’s rooms, walking with the children to a local park and playing hide and seek with them, a morning of crafts, lunch at Papa’s house, the laughs at the volunteer house, the day we moved house Nepali style, preparing and serving food to the homeless at Durbar Square (Curry without worry), yoga classes in the early mornings, some of the girls making our very own Kurtas and Salwars  and meeting Michael, who’s such an incredible, generous and selfless human being with a heart of gold. And these are only a few of many wonderful memories that were made.

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Leaving Nepal was very emotional and leaving our new friends and family behind was extremely difficult. Nepal is the most amazing country we have ever experienced and there are no words for the incredible spirit the people of Nepal have”.

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2015 UPDATE – May 31st, 2015

The kids held their photo booth last week and it was a great success! The students and the staff at Longfellow Elementary school were very supportive and the kids earned $165 in profits which was donated to S4K This amount was also matched by a donation from the school’s student council for a  total of $330
The kids ran the photo booth, took orders and photos, figured our profits and explained to their customers why they’d chosen to donate their profits to S4K. To quote one of our students, Makenna: “Sanctuary for Kids wants kids to be safe and that’s really, really important.”
 Thank you Team Wisdom – this is Awesome!

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April 29th, The 4th and 5th grade students of the Longfellow Elementary School’s ‘Entrepreneurs Club’  – in West Allis, Wisconsin, have come up with a terrific idea for raising funds; they would like to donate the profits from their “business” to Sanctuary for Kids. They will be operating a photo booth during the school day later this spring as their business, (the exact date to be determined). The kids are very excited about donating their profits to S4K!  Thank you ‘Team Wisdom’ – you are an inspiration

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POLAND – 2 More Fabulous Concerts

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April 20th, 2015

CoOperate Orchestra will once again (for the 11th time!) perform a concert raising funds for S4K 🙂 The concert will take place Monday May 4th at 8pm and a 2nd concert has been scheduled for May 5th at 8pm. In light of the recent events in Nepal, they will be raising the money specifically for that cause.
This time the orchestra will be playing fragments from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Wyatt Earp, 1941, How to train your dragon and X Man Last Stand – 60 people in the orchestra and 180 people in the choir.
After the concert they will send us video links as soon as they are able to upload them. We look forward to that!

This is wonderful. Thank you Patrycja and the entire CoOperate Orchestra and choir.

Update April 8th

Rasheeda and her sister Labieba raised over $400 for S4K – Thank you both so much and what a wonderful trip.
Excerpts from Rasheeda February’s account of their journey. Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015  … and beyond …

Not even the disappointment of the reduced route could dampen the excitement leading up to the weekend.  This was further enhanced when we arrived at the Lifecycle Expo Friday afternoon to finalise registration and collect our race packs.  And then Sunday, 8th March 2015 arrived.

At 05h30 in the morning on our way into town, almost every second/third vehicle on the road to the start had a bike or two on their rack…. 32,000 plus  riders lining up at the start … being sent off in groups from 06h00 – 10h00….. The Cape Town people came out in droves to spur on the cyclist along the route.  The entertainment along the way.  The camaraderie of other cyclists. The amazing volunteer event stewards.  The organisation.  And the spirit of the ‘Solidarity Ride’.  What an atmosphere!

The circular nature of the revised route along the three lane highway allowed outgoing cyclists to see returning cyclist heading for the finish line and vice versa.  It also uniquely allowed cyclists to tackle the infamous Edinburgh drive  and Wynberg Hill climbs from both directions.

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For me the ride was a mixed experience.  Steady and sometimes walking pace climbs, long sections of flat riding and some exhilarating but hair raising  descents.  The last descent at a crazy 65km/h, after coming around ‘Hospital Bend’, with a clear view of Table Mountain, Cape Town CBD, the harbour with Robben Island in the distance was the most memorable.  A view one can normally only see through the front windscreen of a moving motor vehicle.  Labieba on the other hand went for it from the start and recorded a personal best for the distance.  Taking into account my very relaxed approach to the ride, I recorded a time that was in line with our training rides here in the UK.  

We drove part of the route before we left Cape Town and both of us realised that on the day we missed quite a few landmarks along the route.  We are putting it down to total focus on getting to the finish line … LOL.

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016? … DEFINITELY!

February 10th, 2015 –
Rasheeda February is from Cambridge, England. On 8th March 2015, she will be participating in the world’s largest individually timed cycle race which is taking place in South Africa. 109km around one of the worlds most beautiful peninsula’s. Rasheeda’s sister, Labieba is a cycling enthusiast and will be joining her in this challenge. They will donate £1/km to S4K for each km they complete on the day.

35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop”.For more information on this exciting and scenic event see ‘Cape Town Cycle Tour

Good luck to you both – We look forward to receiving some pictures of the event.

February 24th, 2015


Can Recycling


This is a late posting for a fundraising initiative which took place last summer. Donna Carr spent time collecting cans, bottles etc. for recycling, donating the refund money to Sanctuary for Kids.  By spreading the word to friends and neighbours she proved that every dime counts – the amount she raised was $581.40 – outstanding!

Donna also donated $200 in honour of her Grandma and a further $200 in honour of her Grandpa.  Thank you so much. You are an inspiration.

February 20th, 2015

If you are attending AT8 in London, here is really fun event, a scavenger hunt through London, being held on Thursday April 9th, 2015. (Sign up by March 1st)
You can follow the group on twitter @FindingS4K. $5 min. donation all proceeds to S4K. (Even if you cannot be there you can still donate).

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