You can help Aarskog Syndrome children by offering meaningful ways you can make a difference.
Make a Donation
If you aren’t comfortable volunteering or don’t have the time to get personally involved, making a donation is a great way to still feel like you are doing something right. Simply making a monthly cash donation to The Aarskog Foundation, will make a difference. Even though you aren’t physically advocating for a cause, making a donation still shows that you support our cause. It benefits you by making you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and it benefits the organisation by helping them meet their needs
Be an Advocate Online
In today’s technology-driven society, advocating for a charity online through social media and other websites can be very powerful.
Posting about The Aarskog Foundation or asking your friends and followers to “Like,” or “Follow,” our pages, or website can raise awareness and create a chain of viral interest among friends and peers.
You can use Twitter to tweet a link to our donation page, or post a Facebook status sharing The Aarskog Foundation volunteering opportunities with your friends. Sharing your interest in us on the web or through your social media accounts is a great way to get the word out (for free!) and generate creative ways to be an on-line advocate.
If you haven’t worked with organisations or non-profits before, volunteering is a great way to get started. Dedicate some time each month to volunteering in some way, it is really rewarding.
Volunteer to walk dogs at a local animal shelter, play games with members of the local nursing home, collect canned goods for a soup kitchen, or find a way you can locally make a difference to the community you live in.
We are often looking for volunteers to help out you can decide which area of The Aarskog Foundation you are most passionate about, and begin to dedicate your involvement to helping us.
Working first hand with us will make you a more passionate advocate for us and you will be able to eyewitness the huge impacts that a we truly make to families, children and adults living with Aarskog Syndrome. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to meet new people from various types of industries and backgrounds, working together for a greater good increases your social and relationship skills, not to mention how fun and rewarding it can be!
Hold a fundraising event that your friends, family, co-workers, peers- basically anyone- can get involved in.
Fundraising brings in a great amount of money for your organisation, but can also be a fun excuse to spend time with your friends and family. These types of events also increase awareness, which can sometimes be more meaningful than profits! In the process of making money for The Aarskog Foundation by getting people involved, can make them more apt to volunteer again, or even better, become a fundraiser themselves. In the end, these events benefit both parties, but most importantly, they raise awareness.
Sponsor an event
On a larger scale than some of the smaller fundraising ideas put together and sponsor an event. A 5K race, or a tournament, but feel free to get creative! From the cuisine, to posters and advertisements, to prizes, the sponsorship opportunities are endless.
On an individual level, sponsoring a large event shows people how much you care, and will show potential employers that you are willing to go the extra mile for projects you believe in and are passionate about. From a business standpoint, sponsoring an event can be great for your reputation, and is a great PR move to make your brand stand out as a company that makes a positive difference in the community.