Though American Widow Project began as a grassroots effort, our reach is national and the impact has been recognized throughout the media and other notable entities. We are honored that you are willing to dedicate your time, knowledge and skills on helping our reach and impact grow to new heights. Some of our most popular events include golf tournaments, 5k Run/Walks, softball tournaments and yoga fundraisers. The basic concept for any of our third party events is this: the event host or planning committee (you!) recruits people to register for the event, participants fundraise in advance of the big day by asking their friends and family for donations, and then the event brings everyone together for a day of physical challenge, community togetherness, and support for the cause!
Here are some ideas on how you can raise vital funds to help military widows:
Start a personal fundraising page
Launch your own online fundraiser (great for getting your Facebook and twitter buddies involved!) HERE. Been to an AWP event, know a widow whose life it’s changed? Share your personal experiences and share it with your virtual family.
In Memory of Your Hero
Did your hero love bowling? Eating sushi? Arcade games? Take what he loved and make it into an event to honor his memory and support the AWP!
Ask your local businesses for in-kind donations
From our AWP event welcome bags to items to help raise funds, we can always use donated items! From books for our book club to grocery gift cards, donations help cover the costs for our operations and events.
Host a yoga class, photo session or cocktail party
Do the things you love to not only feel great, but feel great knowing your helping military widows all over the country.
Help Others, Help AWP
Get people to sponsor you or your group for each hour of community service. Then, schedule 20 hours of service over an eight week period. There are many organizations to choose from. On a national level, you can choose from many organizations such as Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or even needy people in your own town. Raise money by serving others.
Run, Walk or Crawl…
Do a 5k, Iron Man, run across the country to support the AWP! We can work with you on creating a shirt and have tattoos to sport on your arms!