FAQ’s for our community of Small Activists
Why Small Acts?
There are 140 million orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. There needs are many. Large NGO’s and NFP’s attempt to provide housing, sanitation and education, and many compassionate people donate to assist them to do so.
There are also thousands of small grassroots organisations struggling to improve the lives of these children. There are so many opportunities to help them with a Small Act that would enrich their children’s lives.
What is a Small Act?
A Small Act is something you can commit too that will make a difference in a child’s life. For example:, providing them with a basic necessity such as sanitary and hygiene products; to help facilitate a better education, with books, pens, school bags, and solar lamps to study by; a small medical procedure that would cure them of an otherwise debilitating disease; or a blanket to keep them warm.
How do Small Acts work?
It is the role of CreateCare Global to facilitate these opportunities for you. We find the people who are running the grassroots organisations.
We get to know them, to learn what they need, and to be assured that when we ask you to help them, the goods will reach the children as intended.
We post the Small Acts here on the website, and in our Facebook Small Acts Group for you to consider before committing to act.
We also invite these extraordinary people who do such a wonderful job looking after the children to join the group. That way you can communicate directly with them to get to know them, and better understand the work they do for their children.
Becoming a Small Actor
You decide on what Small Act you would like to commit to.
We ask you to register. This is so we can send you details of the grassroots organisations, their addresses and the best means by which to transfer money, or the goods, and connect with them.
How do you make a Small Act happen?
This is the fun part, when you get to connect, create and collaborate.
Connect with the person from the grassroots organisation, who you are going to work with, by joining our Small Acts Big Impact Facebook group.
Gather your community—friends, family, children’s school, church and decide how you are going creatively solve this Small Act.
Start your fundraising drive/host your event/contact a supplier in the country of origin.
Submit the funds directly as directed in the email you received when you made the commitment to act.
What else do I need to do?
Once you have raised the funds or sourced the goods, please share the story and or photographs of how you did it with us.
We call these the Big Impact stories which we share to inspire others to get involved.
We ask the grassroots organisations to do the same when they’ve received the funds or goods and shared them with the children.
They are testimony to the Big Impact you have had by committing to a Small Act.
YES! Please join our community. Please encourage people you know who care about the plight of these children to commit to act, especially your children.
Special plea to teachers of young kids
If you are a teacher of younger kids, please download our two teacher resources, Why Children Should Learn to Give and The Knit-a-square Teacher Resource.
We would love to have teachers and school children as part of our Small Actors community.
Why shouldn’t I just donate rather than commit to a Small Act ?
CreateCare Global connects with grassroots organisations with specific needs you might not otherwise hear about. You have the opportunity to connect directly with the people who look after the children.
You get to work on how to solve the problem creatively rather than just donating anonymously.
CreateCare Global shares your stories and the Big Impact your Small Act has had and you see a tangible outcome for your effort.
If you involve your children either as a parent or as a teacher, you are helping them to grow as a global citizen, and raising their awareness of those who live with greater disadvantage, but in a positive way.
You are helping raise awareness about the wonderful work these grassroot organisations are doing to look after some of the millions of orphaned and vulnerable children that need help.
SEE OUR BIG IMPACT STORIES. THEY ARE HEARTWARMING.
Here are some of the latest heartwarming Big Impact stories, that show the difference a Small Act can make in the life of a child.
Small Act Stories
Small Act Opportunities
Follow Small Acts
Join the community
Please join us in our Small Acts, Big Impact group to meet the folk from the Grassroots organisations who care for the children.