Become an Active Fundraiser
Can you run an event locally? Can you co-ordinate a group of volunteers? Ever set up your own Facebook Event Page to invite your peers? And are you passionate about helping OMID? Here’s some remarkable people, doing different things to raise different levels of funds for young women’s futures:
Mehrdad Erfani cycled some distance to help OMID, 340 miles to be precise. In doing so he raised over $6500 for OMID. Here’s why.
“When choosing an organization or volunteer activity to support, I look for causes that have touched me personally, that aim to strengthen communities by fostering tolerance and understanding, and that bring attention to causes and illnesses that most of us don’t struggle with on a daily basis.”
Mehrdad pedalled from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to him. He rode again the following springtime too, this time 100K . Please click here to read more about Merhdad Erfani’s Ride For Hope.
Zahra Ashrafi recently faced an amazing challenge, while supporting OMID. She ran 100K back to back in ultra-marathons in Antarctica and Chile. She also went on to run in the first women’s 10K in Tehran with 12 young women from OMID. Sponsoring Zahra helped her raise $6,500 which will make a big difference to many OMID girls lives.
Both Mehrdad and Zahra set up their own fundraising pages using Crowdrise, where it is really easy to set up your fundraiser for Omid Foundation USA.
In the UK, a team of six London and Iran based professionals ran to raise funds for OMID’s tuition costs campaign in the North London Half Marathon starting and finishing inside the historic Wembley Stadium, They have raised over £5060 exceeding their target to help with our education tuition fees appeal for two young women at OMID to go to university.
This team set up their own fundraising page in the UK at Virgin Money Giving.
Why not create lasting memories and give in honor of a loved one, or donate in lieu of gifts by setting up a birthday or wedding fundraiser benefiting OMID, via our Crowdrise or Facebook fundraiser pages?
Supporters in the USA can now create their own fundraiser via our Facebook page and enlist donations from their colleagues, friends and family, directly through their profile page. It is really easy to set-up. This is also in the process of being approved for the UK and certain EU countries too.
We have also had supporters raise funds through giving in memory of a loved one, giving in lieu of their wedding gifts or giving instead of presents for their birthday. We can help you set up your own online fundraising page to share with your friends, family and colleagues. We also have plenty of resources you can download from our website to help you with your fundraising activities
Give through your work by payroll deductions schemes, like The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other Maryland State employee schemes, or by asking your employer to match you donations. Bank of America, Google, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, IMF and Goldman Sachs are among those who have matched employee donations to OMID Foundation.
If you would like to become an activity, special occasion or workplace based fundraiser please email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.