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CIFKIDS is committed to its mission to relieve the burden of innocent young, victims of sexual violence in South Africa and elsewhere. But like any charity, we can do very little without the kindness and generosity of people like you. A full understanding of the immensity of the child rape crisis leaves concerned global citizens wondering “How can I help?”  Each of us has some special gift or talent that we can use to help improve the lives of these children.  We encourage you to put Love in Action by making every effort to help impact the lives of young rape victims.  Please review the following volunteer options and decide how you can put Love in Action today. 





Volunteering with CIFKIDS could mean a few hours a week working from your home, organizing a fund-raising effort in your local community, distributing our brochure at your church or synagogue, contributing special skills such as graphics knowledge or construction ability, or even traveling to our orphanages and partners in South Africa to work directly with victims. No one’s contribution is too small, and everyone can help in their own way to make a difference in a destitute child’s life. Here are some common needs that you or your organization can consider: 


Knitting, crocheting, or sewing projects: garments such as gloves, scarves, hats, sweaters, blankets, comforters and any usable item in children’s sizes.


Toy Drives: organize your business or organization to promote and collect new or gently used toys for shipment to the children in Africa any time of the year.


Construction: volunteer electrical, plumbing, carpentry, framing, grounds maintenance, interior or exterior painting and repair, or the donation of materials needed for the construction of new facilities is extremely valuable. The need for basic housing and facilities in Africa is tremendous. 


Fundraising: local or regional efforts to solicit donations from the public for CIFKIDS can include concerts and events, contests, raffles, garage sales, merchandise give-a-ways, grant writing, pot-luck dinners, or anything you can arrange in an appropriate way that will bring in public or private donations for basic needs in Africa.


Skilled labor: CIFKIDS welcomes volunteers who may be able to provide skilled labor in the areas of accounting, data entry or computer work, graphic design or Internet services such as website design, general office help, administrative tasks, secretarial duties such as telephone reception, and public relations, research or communications.





Of particular interest for the future of the CIFKIDS Foundation is the solicitation and acquisition of suitable long-term grants. Initial grants will be directed towards the outreach and orphanage of Rev. Frank Jardine and his wife Lorraine, in Lawley, Johannesburg, South Africa. However, there are several other very worthy opportunities for service in South Africa and other areas around the world.  Many well-known, publicly available foundations and trust funds have grant programs for this type of work.  Competition for these funds is great, and materials submittal and application requirements are rigorous. Such grants could make CIFKIDS far more effective in our ability to improve the lives of young rape victims. 


If you are an experienced grant writer, have knowledge of available grants with a specific interest in the type of work targeted by CIFKIDS, or if you are associated with a funding group, you can lend a hand to CIFKIDS in this very important area.  Volunteers who would like to write a grant for CIFKIDS and go through the application process on our behalf are much needed. Grant research or information is also valuable. CIFKIDS is a tax-deductible, registered charity organization, and all solicitation of funds or donations are under the oversight of our Board of Directors and appropriate government agencies. Corporate or business sponsorships of our organization or signature fundraising events (Love in Action Concert, African March of Millions) are also welcome.


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