Our 'Store' tab has many items available for purchase that give you a way to directly donate to the beneficiaries of SHI. All of the items are up for purchase using PayPal, so it's a fast and easy way to change lives.
Teaming up with Gigi's Kindness Corp, Self-Help’s army of knitters has provided thousands of washcloths that the children of Ghana and Nicaragua just love. Basic hygiene is one of the foundations of disease-prevention and you can help.
Granted, not everyone’s schedule allows for a week or more in a foreign country; however, if you go we can make one guarantee, you will never be the same. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the next scheduled trip. Self-Help staff always goes with you and we have staff in-country to make the journey memorable, helpful, and as stress-free as possible.
The United Methodist Churches of Iowa have long been supporters of Self-Help. Once a year, they give us a platform to spread our message but don’t let the Methodists have all the fun! We make it easy to put an insert in local bulletins. We have created some that anyone can use. Simply go to the ‘Store’ tab and download the version of your choice.
Take a newsletter to your neighbor, tell a friend about the web site, or step it up a notch. Self-Help is actively looking for Ambassadors. The only requirement is to have a heart. We will supply the rest – including materials, training, and the opportunities. There are dozens of speaking opportunities missed every year because we didn’t have people available in that area. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Help spread the word! Print off a poster from the ‘Store’ tab and place it in a heavily-travelled spot. Make sure you get permission first. Better yet, print numerous posters.
This may be a better fit for the college-aged readers. Self-Help is always looking for students who want real-life experience in the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization. We can offer more than free coffee and the chance to save a life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Thought we’d leave that one out, didn’t you? Sometimes it is so obvious that we forget to ask. Donations are what make our organization function, without them we would not be able to continue our work. Please go to the Donation tab .
We can give you all the help you need (plans, support, direction, resources) but you supply the ideas. In the past, some people have hosted a wine-tasting party with the proceeds going to Self-Help. Two teens hosted a dinner and invited all their classmates and relatives. Hold a Bake Sale. Have a can collection Saturday in your neighborhood (or your city)…. The only limit is your imagination.
If you would like join Self-Help's effort to alleviate world hunger, we would be happy to speak with you via phone or email. In addition to volunteer opportunities in the U.S., you can also volunteer in Ghana or Nicaragua, the choice is yours.