Join us for #SmallThingsSummer !

You are officially invited to join the #SmallThingsSummer Campaign to help us kick off The Small Things’ Orphanage Reform Project!  By the end of this post, you will know everything you need to know about the campaign and how YOU can make a difference.

What is #SmallThingsSummer?

#SmallThingsSummer is an online crowd funding social movement taking place July 1st to August 31st, 2014. The campaign is based on the premise that if many individuals could do one small thing to make a difference, together we can produce BIG effects! We’ve found that many people want to help our kids, but worry that anything they could contribute would be too small to make a difference. #SmallThingsSummer is all about showing what a big difference even the smallest actions can make when we work together. Regardless of how you’d like to contribute, all the small things can add up to big effects, and together we can create sustainable, long lasting impact.  You can read more on our #SmallThingsSummer website!

How can I get involved?

Engage in “Small” Actions – Make a lemonade stand with your kids, host a charity BBQ, or opt out of caffeine for the summer and donate the savings. There are endless possibilities in the things you can do to make a difference. Create a Mini-Campaign Page and share your efforts now!
In-kind donations – We would be delighted to receive your well-loved (but still in good shape) books or children’s toys.  Perhaps you enjoy sewing and would like to take on the challenge of making a dress (or more) for our children, like Kristina and her mum, Sandra (pictured below).  Pick something which works for you!
Beautiful dresses made by Kristina & Sandra, proudly modeled by Marueen.
Raising awareness – Spread the word via e-mail, letter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social media outlet! We appreciate any help, big or small!
Make a Donation – Any donation, big or small, will help support the Nkoaranga Orphanage, giving many children a brighter future. 

Where will the funds go?

Funds raised from this campaign will go towards the Orphanage Reform, upgrading the facilities of Nkoaranga Orphanage to increase the level of health and sanitation for its young children, ultimately increasing quality of life and preventing disease and illness. This includes but is not limited to: increasing the caretaking ratio, installing more sanitation and hygiene stations, providing efficient cleaning solutions, installing more solar heaters, redesigning the kitchen, hiring a staff nurse, and providing more training for our caretakers.

I’m in! What next?

Visit the #SmallThingsSummer website to set-up and customize your own mini-campaign page,  making it easy for people to donate. We are also excited to feature as many projects as possible on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram over the course of this summer, sharing the stories of a the all the “small” things that people are doing. We also encourage you to share your photos and experiences using the hashtag #SmallThingsSummer or e-mail [email protected] if you’d like us to post them for you! If you need any advice on your fundraiser, our Fundraising Committee is always on hand with advice.

In the meantime, what can I do?

Our campaign officially starts on July 1st, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get thinking and planning (and even running) your ideas ahead of time!  To get our campaign off the ground, please help us spread the word by supporting our ThunderclapIt Campaign, which will exponentially help us spread the word through social media. We need 100 supporters so please take the one minute of your time to do one “small thing” to help support the cause!
Small actions can result in BIG changes. We know that each person’s effort will help bring us one step further in completing the Orphanage Reform and we couldn’t do it without you! Your support will play a HUGE role in the future of the Nkoaranga Kids, and we greatly appreciate any help, big or small!