Other ways to help through International Aid:
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization, INTERNATIONAL AID.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to INTERNATIONAL AID.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.
In many of the poverty-stricken areas we work in, blankets are rare yet needed items. At International Aid, we love to send warm, well-made blankets with our medical equipment or health product shipments so that the patients who are being treated are also warm. If you are looking for a way that you or a group of people can plug into International Aid, consider making blankets and dropping them off at IA’s headquarters in Spring Lake, Mich.
Here is a look at the type of blanket we recommend making: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Fleece-Tie-Blanket
Well-made quilts are a hot commodity on the mission field. If you know how to make quilts, please consider making a donation of your work to International Aid!
POP CAN DRIVES / LOOSE CHANGE DRIVES:
Looking for a great way to have your classroom or youth group make a big difference? Pop Can and Loose Change Drives can be a quick and efficient way to raise money for International Aid. These are both great ways to get kids excited about giving back. Designate a time frame (a week or two, or even a whole month) that kids will collect and bring in pop cans or loose change. At the end of the designated time frame, total up your donation amount. After sharing the amount raised with the kids, inform them that for every $1 donated to International Aid over $100 worth of aid is distributed to an area in need. For instance if your class or group raises $100, that totals $10,000 worth of aid distributed. For more information on this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OR SIMPLY…BE AN ADVOCATE for International Aid! Because internal volunteer opportunities can be limited at times, being an advocate for International Aid in the community is priceless. Share with others in the community what you know about our organization and encourage them to get involved. Together we can do amazing things to reach the world for Christ!