Here are some suggestions on how you can fundraise for the children and projects you care about, and make a difference in their lives.
Set up a fundraising page
You can set up your own fundraising page and collect money for Crete For Life through your friends, family and your social network.
If you are a UK or USA resident, your donations are tax deductable at Global Giving. For Greek donors you can use Give&Fund
By adding paypal.me/creteforlife to your emails, you can let your contacts know you are supporting this charity and suggest they do the same.
Organize an event
In these strange, difficult, Coronavirus times, you can still help those who are in great need. Here are some fundraising ideas that double as ways for you to digitally catch up with your friends and family while you raise money for Crete For Life.
- Is it your birthday or a public holiday, soon? Don’t cancel the celebrations, just move them online!
- Clean up your home and sell your unwanted treasures on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, etc.
- If you find the conversation drifting towards lockdown-life too much, pop a €1 into a jar. You’ll be surprised at just how much builds up! Encourage your friends and family to do the same and donate the proceeds to Crete For Life.
Celebrate with Crete For Life
Are you getting married, christening your baby, celebrating your anniversary or remembering a dear one? Consider making a donation or asking your friend and family to donate to Crete For Life’s children on this occasion.
Share your Cretan holidays
Even if we are in lockdown, it will not be forever! Are you a lover of Greece, or planning a holiday to this wonderful island for the first time? How about sharing it with children and young adults who are having a difficult start in life?
For example: You could donate a small percentage of your holiday expenses or plan a Cretan themes event before, during or after your holiday, or share the work of Crete For Life with your friends, family and co-workers
Walk the Cretan Way
Crete’s nature is Mediterranean, alpine and much more. The island is rightly known for, among many other things, its beautiful walking paths. Since 2010, Crete’s section of the E4, a walking path that crosses Europe, has been open thanks to The Cretan Way. You can walk a part of the whole of 500km and, why not, raise funds for Crete for Life’s projects as Camilla and her dad have done recently?
Goods in Kind
What we need and how to get it to us
Often a cash donation, however small, is much more useful than goods that cost a lot of time and money to sort out, keep, transport or ship overseas. However we are always grateful for the following:
- Nappies, any size
- Baby formula milk
- Infant and children clothes
- Children shoes
- Baby carriers
- T-shirts of any sizes
- Winter jackets and coats (children and adults)
- Personal hygiene (soap, toothpaste, etc)
- Household cleaning products
Please note all items of clothing and shoes must be clean and in very good condition, possibly “as new” or gently worn.