Start a Fundraiser
Help us change lives through education by starting a fundraiser in your town. The more people who get involved, the bigger impact we can make!
Select your fundraiser of choice below, and e-mail us with any questions.
Recycle and Buy Recycled
You can help to create more awareness of RWI recycling program by spreading the word to friends, especially those who print a lot such as friends who are realtors or real estate brokers. Here is a flyer that you can use to help spread the word on the program.
Invite your friends and family to join the Roots and Wings International Cause on Facebook. It’s an easy way to raise money and to tell your friends about our work. Ask your friends to donate $5 today. Or ask people to donate to the Roots and Wings International Cause for your birthday.
Challenge your friends to see who can raise more money or recruit more members, and track it all on Facebook Causes
BuyWell Coffee offers organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffee online and in stores in the United States and Canada. As part of its commitment to coffee growing communities, BuyWell is pleased to provide financial support for the work of Roots & Wings Intl.
Encourage your friends and family to buy 100% organic, fair trade coffee from BuyWell Coffee. Roots and Wings International will receive $3 of every bag purchased.
Send an email, post to a blog, or send an invite on Facebook. Feel free to use the following language to promote your fundraiser:
- Coffee for a Cause
- Satisfy your coffee cravings while providing a university education for students living in extreme poverty.
- BuyWell Coffee has teamed up with Roots and Wings International to help you put your consuming dollars to work. Roots and Wings International promotes elementary through university education in coffee-growing communities, and BuyWell Coffee is committed to roasting a perfect coffee bean. The result, one of the finest Fair Trade organic coffees available to you, and a university scholarship available to young people in rural Guatemala.
- Visit Roots and Wings International to buy a bag today. $3 of every bag purchased helps change lives througheducation. Buy 4 bags and receive free shipping.
If you prefer conducting an in-person fundraiser in your school, office, or neighborhood, follow the steps below:
- Request a fundraising kit from BuyWell Coffee.
- Sell coffee at work, school, or in your neighborhood for 2-3 weeks and
collect $12 for each 12 oz. bag of coffee.
- Email BuyWell Coffee to place the order.
You will receive your coffee within 10 business days to distribute to those who purchased coffee.
- Mail BuyWell Coffee a check to purchase the coffee:
4850 Northpark Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- Mail Roots and Wings International a check for the money raised:
Roots and Wings International
5018 N. Allen Pl.
Spokane, WA 99205
Help us promote our Roots and Wings International toolbar created by GoodSearch.com. The toolbar features a search engine powered by Yahoo, and also alerts users of companies that donate a percentage of purchases to Roots and Wings International.
GoodSearch donates $0.01 for every search done through the toolbar, and over 1,300 online stores donate a percentage of any purchase made through the toolbar.
Send an email, post to a blog, tweet, or send an invite on Facebook. Feel free to use the following language to promote your fundraiser:
Newsletter, Blog, Bulletin Message:
We have something new and exciting we'd like to share with you! It’s the new Roots and Wings International toolbar – once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Roots and Wings International – at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well!). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to Roots and Wings International. http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/roots-and-wings-international.aspx
And please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference!
Get the toolbar NOW! http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/roots-and-wings-international.aspx
Help effortlessly support Roots and Wings International! With our new toolbar, every time you shop at one of more than 1,300 participating stores, a percentage of your purchase will automatically go to our cause (at no extra cost to you)! http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/roots-and-wings- international.aspx
Help Roots and Wings International every time you shop and search online by adding our new toolbar http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/roots-and-wings-international.aspx
Run for a Cause
Roots and Wings International supporters have run marathons to raise money for education. Challenge your friends to donate a $1 for every mile you run to help us change lives through education.
Check out the marathon video Kevin made to raise money for Roots and Wings International - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djOVUkGrid8
Email your friends, or tell people on Facebook. Feel free to use the language below:
I’m going to be running the Portland marathon on October 5, 2008, and I invite you to help motivate me to cross the finish line by donating to a great cause.
Roots and Wings International promotes elementary through university education in rural Guatemala. Their students come from indigenous communities that suffer from the highest rates of malnutrition and illiteracy in the world(click here to see a short video). Because I strongly believe that education can change lives and transform communities I encourage to donate to Roots and Wings International $1 for every mile that I run.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at rootsandwingsintl.org/donate. Or you can mail a check to:Roots and Wings International
5018 N. Allen Pl.
Spokane, WA 99205
If you are a Microsoft, Starbucks or Google employee, double your gift by donating through your employee matching gifts program.
Employee Gift Matching - Multiply the impact of your donation
If your company has a gift matching program, they will match your donation to Roots & Wings International. It's easy to make this happen! Click here for more information on how to add Roots & Wings International to your employer's charity matching list.
Do you or your friends work at Microsoft, Starbucks, Google or HP? If so, you'll be happy to know that Roots & Wings has already been added to their employee gift matching program, so just let them know you've donated and they'll match your contribution. It's as easy as that! Here's a sample letter you could send to your circle of friends on our behalf:
Hello [friend's name],
The giving season is upon us once again, and I'd like to encourage you to multiply your impact by taking advantage of your company's employee gift matching program.
My favorite nonprofit organization, Roots & Wings International, has a mission to change lives through education in rural Guatemala. It is listed on [fill in the company's name] list of qualifying charitable organizations. If you know of employees at [company's name] who would like to help impoverished children redefine their future through education, please kindly ask them to consider Roots & Wings International during the company's year-end giving:
Roots & Wings International
5018 N Allen Pl
Spokane, WA 99205
EIN - 205890443
Roots & Wings International promotes elementary through university educational in rural Guatemala. We work with indigenous youth whose families earn $2 per day growing coffee. Over 90% of donations go directly to helping the children and local college students. More info can be found on rootsandwingsintl.org or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.