Become a Peer to Peer 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 last July 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.”
In the first week of July 2016, Mehrdad Erfani pedalled from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to him.
Zahra Ashrafi recently faced an amazing challenge for OMID in her 100K back to back ultra-marathons in Antarctica and Chile in late January and early February this year. She is next running in Tehran on April 7. Sponsoring Zahra will help her achieve her $15,000 target, which will make a big difference to many OMID girls lives and may also help inspire them to go on to do something remarkable too. Please click here to find out more about how Zahra did in running this 100K for OMID and what she will be doing in Tehran.
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.
On March 12 2017, 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, as pictured below. The team who ran were Bahadur Ahramian, Sam Behnia, Kaveh Goudarzi, Xanyar Kamangar, Golriz Kolahi and Rana Varshocrhi-Pirouz. They have raised over £5060 exceeding their target to help with our education appeal for two young women at OMID.
The team set up their own fundraising page in the UK at Virgin Money Giving.
If you would like to become a peer to peer fundraiser please email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help you with your own fundraising activity you can also use the fundraising resources available to download from our website.