Support from Around the World
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Learn more about the illegal ape meat trade
We understand most people are not able to travel to Africa, yet care passionately about chimpanzees and want to support our work. Volunteers around the world can make a huge difference from the comfort of their own homes. Check out the list of volunteer opportunities below and start making a difference today!
Campaigns of Compassion
Review our Wish List and Sponsorship Program and pick a passion. Then campaign for your favorite chimpanzee(s) or needed wish list item. Ask friends, family, neighbors, businesses and anyone you think can help your campaign. These campaigns can make great Service Learning Projects, too! Don’t forget the old stand bys - they are tried and true and a lot of fun!
• car wash
• book sale
• bake sale
• dvd and games sale
Start a Walk or Run
Love to walk or run? Or looking for a way to unite as many people as possible for our chimpanzee friends in Africa? A walk/run event can be a great way to build support and establish a community tradition. Your intiative could lead to an international event. Are you ready for the commiment? We need your help.
Auctions are a great way to raise funds for IDA-Africa. Ask your artist friends to donate their work; your dentist to offer a free cleaning; your favorite spa to donate a package; restaurants, your local bookstore, community coffeeshops to donate gift certificates. Any place you like to shop is most likely a place your friends will enjoy shopping. Gather as many goods and services as possible and then invite as many people as possible to come to your event. The donations will make a huge difference in the lives of the orphaned chimpanzees and the businesses that donated receive wonderful goodwill and exposure.
Cause Marketing not only helps IDA-Africa, it also gives business partners the opportunity to build loyalty among consumers, gain positive exposure and attract new traffic. Ask your local businesses and your employer to donate a portion of sales, host or sponsor an event or rally their employees to fundraise on behalf of IDA-Africa. E-mail IDA-Africa for more details and contract agreements.
Tabling and Leafleting
Awareness is key to the success of IDA-Africa's mission. You can help spread the word about the plight of endangered chimpanzees by passing out information throughout your comminity and/or hosting a table at local events. Contact IDA-Africa for materials and some tips on how to get started.
Illegal trade in ape meat is one of the primary reasons great apes are in danger. You can educate your friends and family by sharing the plight endangered chimpanzees and gorillas. Knowledge is power and giving a voice to those in need is arguably the greatest gift you can give.