Come this July, there are a lot of things happening around the world! Plenty of awareness days and events that one can celebrate, and to celebrate them in the most meaningful way possible, you can start by raising funds to support a cause that resonates with you.
So here’s our roundup of fundraising ideas you can take up this July:
1) 3rd July: Sarcoma Awareness Week
Sarcoma is a rare and unusual type of cancer that manifests itself in people of all ages, and comprises about one percent of all cancer cases. It is specific to connective tissues present in the body. Normal connective tissues include, fats, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. The treatment options available to Sarcoma patients usually involve expensive procedures like radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or sometimes, even surgery, the costs of which would deplete most sufferers off of their entire savings.
This July 2017, start a medical fundraiser for someone afflicted with sarcoma and help them get access to, and afford the necessary treatment.
2) 11th July: World Population Day
The UNDP observes World Population Day to highlight issues caused by due to overpopulation. like gender inequality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. With India having the second highest population in the world, and a very high poverty rate, this day is highly relevant to us. The theme for 2017, set by UNFPA, is ‘Family Planning in Developing Nations’.
Take this opportunity to start a fundraiser to setup awareness and educational programs in various parts of India which focus on providing information, services, and support for safe and voluntary family planning. Alternatively, if you are an NGO, you can take our 100% Impact Challenge where all the funds raised go directly to the NGO without any platform fees!
3) 15th July: World Youth Skills Day
Statistics have shown that 13 out of 100 Indians surveyed, between the ages of 5-29, never attended school because it was deemed unnecessary. These numbers are far more pronounced in the age group of 10-14 years, which are the formative years of any young mind.
However, some students are taking the initiative to increase public interest in technical skills by organising competitions that require comprehensive engineering and managerial skills. On World Youth Skills Day, take a step towards supporting such campaigns, and increasing educational outreach by helping them raise funds.
4) 28th July: World Hepatitis Day
Being the heaviest organ in the body, the liver performs multiple functions, including purification of the body from harmful chemicals. Therefore, when a person’s liver malfunctions, it can bring about a lot of health problems upon the sufferer, and as a consequence, severe financial strain. For example, Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common diseases associated with liver problems, for whom the majority of treatments are exceptionally costly. A person with limited financial means can hardly afford that.
If you or anyone you know is affected by a liver disease and needs funds for treatment, you can begin by starting a crowdfunding campaign on Impact Guru today, or you can support a pre-existing campaign. We have one that you can support!
5) 29th July: International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on the 29th of July to spread awareness about tiger conservation. With the tiger population in India inching closer to extinction, initiatives like ‘Project Tiger’ were conceptualized by animal welfare organisations and wildlife enthusiasts to come forward and pledge protection to our national animal. This is to be accomplished by raising funds for awareness programs, legal and administrative steps, as well as steps to rehabilitate and repair the damage done to their ecosystem. This year on International Tiger Day, start a fundraiser to support organisations that work towards saving the tiger or help ongoing animal welfare projects!
Let’s start making an Impact!