By raising funds for us, you can help VLM make a lasting difference to the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest communities. Our partners the Daughters of Charity and Vincentian Fathers are embedded in their communities where they run life-changing projects in education, health and sustainable livelihoods for those living on the margins. If you would like to fundraise for a specific project please let us know.
Even the smallest amounts can have a huge impact
Need a challenge to get you more active? Whether you’re taking on a walk, climbing a mountain, cycling, swimming, or running a marathon, ask friends and family to sponsor you for VLM. Remember, you don’t need to be sporty to get sponsors — how about a silence, a fast, or a musical challenge?
St Patrick’s Day plunge in the 40 Foot, Dun Laoighaire – a simple and novel fundraiser!
Dress Down Day
Suggest a casual clothes day at your school or workplace, charging a donation from everyone for the privilege.
Donations Instead of Presents
Special occasions like birthdays mean presents. But maybe you feel like you have everything you need. Why not ask your friends and family not to give you anything for your next birthday but instead make a donation to VLM? Weddings are one of the best occasions for this. Many couples who have maybe got everything they need for their house will ask their guests to donate to charity or make a small donation instead of having wedding favours.
Car Boot Sale
Is your house full of unwanted trinkets, toys and books all of which are collecting dust? A car boot sale could be a fantastic solution. In a matter of hours you could have a clutter-free house and have raised some funds. Organised car boot sales are fun and friendly where you’ll find all sorts of folks buying other people unwanted goods. Remember your junk is someone’s else’s treasure.
Do Something Wacky!
Fancy taking a leap and doing a sky dive as a fundraiser for VLM…?
Maybe You Have Another Idea…?
If you need any help to get your fundraiser going please get in touch. We can provide information about specific overseas projects and can help you get started.