Host a fundraiser for charity

It's great to have you on board.

Want to make a difference in Ethiopia and have some fun?

It’s simple, effective and fun to start a fundraiser for charity, plus you'll be making a real and active difference for people in need. 

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Here are some ways to do a fundraiser

Host your own event

Why not enjoy a morning tea at work, or host a Sunday brunch with friends? Hosting a fundraising event can be as big or as little as you make it! You can even hold an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony, one of the most important traditional customs in Ethiopia. 


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Donate your birthday

Donating your birthday or special occasion is a simple and beautiful way to share your values. Simply let your guests know that you would appreciate a donation to your chosen charity in lieu of presents. Then enjoy your special day while knowing you're helping a good cause. 


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Join us in Ethiopia

Are you excited to see the impact you're having in person? Would you like to meet your Ethiopian field partners? Join us on one of our inspiring trips to Ethiopia. We keep it simple and personal. Get in touch to discuss the dates and costs of the trip. We'll be with you every step of the way.


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Unique fundraising idea: Host an Ethiopian coffee ceremony

The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important tradition, dating back hundreds of years. A sign of respect and friendship, it is performed to welcome visitors and celebrate an occasion. Plus, it makes for a unique fundraising idea!
Hosting an Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a unique fundraising idea

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How to host your own coffee ceremony

You will need:

  • Ethiopian coffee beans (sorry, Moccona won't cut it this time around!)
  • Sugar
  • Frying pan
  • Coffee grinder, or grinder attachment on food processor, or mortar and pestle
  • Espresso cups or small tea cups
  • Incense or fragrant candles
  • Decorative flowers and greenery
  • Popcorn is traditionally served, but you can opt for any sweet or savoury snack

Set the scene by scattering greenery on the floor, wafting fragrance and playing some background Ethiopian music. 

When guests arrive, begin to roast the coffee beans; every guest should be invited to smell the roasting beans.

Serving the coffee is a focal part of the ceremony. Arrange your cups tightly together on a tray and pour the coffee in a continuous stream from about a foot above the cups.

Didn't work the first time? Don't worry - three rounds of coffee are served throughout the ceremony so you'll have plenty of practice!

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How to create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook

It’s simple and easy to donate your birthday and create a fundraiser on Facebook. Here’s how...
Creating a birthday fundraiser on Facebook is a simple way to raise money for what you care about

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1. Go to Facebook and find the “Fundraisers” button. It should be on the left hand side of the screen if you’re using a computer, or it can found inside the menu icon on the bottom right of a mobile phone screen. Or, click here to go directly to the Facebook Fundraisers set up page >

2. Pick the cause or charity you would like to fundraise for on Facebook. If you’re fundraising for us – hooray, thank you! – please look for “Ethiopiaid Australia” to donate your birthday to us.

3. Set the amount you’re aiming to fundraise and how long you’d like your fundraiser to go for. Remember, you can always increase your fundraising target if it’s achieved very quickly.

4. Add a title and description for your fundraiser. Why are you fundraising for this cause? What makes it important to you?

5. Spread the news! Invite your Facebook friends and family to donate a gift to your fundraiser for your birthday.  

6. Good to know: 100% of the donations go to your chosen charity. There are no fees and no admin costs. Plus, if you or your friends donate to Ethiopiaid Australia, all donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

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More ways to get involved

Donate monthly

Be there each month for children and women, and help create positive, lasting change in their lives.

Consider a gift in your Will

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Give where needed most

Provide immediate, urgent essentials like food, medicine and shelter for those in need or in danger.

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