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One by one,
ARC supporters are
rallying their communities
and reaching out
to people a world away.

Fundraising and Educating Your Community

Incredible individuals and groups from around the country and the world have come up with creative ways to raise awareness - and money - for the people ARC serves. Their work has directly benefitted survivors of war and disaster. 

Create your own fundraising page to raise awareness and money.

If you need help thinking of an idea or a way that you can get your community involved for survivors of war or disaster, we want to help. Contact Clare Gooding at

 Successful Fundraisers: 

Spathumb 'Hope for Haiti'
High School students at Buffalo High School and Maple Grove High School in Minnesota have been raising money and hope for Haiti - including a Hair-dyeing for Haiti competition between the two schools.
Watch Video of their efforts.


Spathumb 'Have a Heart. Do Your Part'
The Middle School Social Justice Committee at St. Paul Academy wanted to raise awareness at their school about refugees. They chose Valentine's Day to do it.
Listen to their story.


St.John's St. John's Parks for Refugees
Youth from St. John's Presbyterian Church chose to support ARC with the proceeds from their summer fundraiser - parking cars at the Devon Horse Show in Devon,PA.
Read more.


JamforJustice Jam for Justice in Darfur
Maine artists and musicians harness the power of Hip-Hop to improve the lives of people suffering in the Darfur region of Sudan. Read more about their Jam for Justice.


DANG1 Raising Awareness, One Step at a Time
Roseville Area High School's D.A.N.G. group is at it again! Read about their Relay for Peace and the other ways they're educating their community about the suffering in Darfur.


GeneG Professor Bikes Across Africa for ARC
Gene Garver biked 7,000 miles from Cairo to Cape Town, raising money for ARC's work in Africa. Read more about Gene's epic journey.


Dream Date Eden Prairie's Charity Dream Date
On February 12, students at Eden Prairie High School raised nearly $17,000 for ARC's work around the world. Learn more about Charity Dream Date and see how they did it... 


VenaCavathumb Designing for Darfur
New York-based Vena Cava Designers created a limited edition t-Shirt to benefit people affected by the conflict in Darfur. 30% of the sales from the t-shirts will go to ARC for our work in Darfur.


MPLSTakeCoverThumb Minneapolis Take Cover
On February 1st, local Minneapolis bands and musicians got together to raise awareness about what's happening in Darfur, Sudan. And, the proceeds from the Annual Minneapolis Take Cover concert will go to help people in Darfur.


For information and help on planning your effort, please contact Jessica Phinney at (please contact us in advance of your event). 

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Building a Playground
Using only recycled materials, we were able to build a playground for the 5,000 kids living at Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda.
On Famine
Daniel Wordsworth - American Refugee Committee President - talks about the situation in Somalia and how all of us can make a difference and help save lives.
Returning to Somalia
Nimco Ahmed shares her recent trip back Mogadishu her first time back to Somalia in 24 years
South Sudan
Rebuilding Health Care in South Sudan
Deb Ingersoll runs ARC’s Cash for Work Program in Haiti. She’s interviewed at ARC Headquarters.
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Simona Palenga, ARC Field Coordinator in Haiti, is interviewed at ARC HQ.
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Senior Director of Program Quality Monte Achenbach, is interviewed from the field in Haiti.
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ARC volunteer Dr. John Bordwell talks about the health situation of Congolese refugees in Rwanda.
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