Many people ask us how they can help us in our mission to advocate awareness for Menkes disease. Some of the most effective fundraising efforts are the easiest ones to put together—so please join forces with your friends, co-workers or community groups in organizing your very own fundraiser! Below are some easy to execute ideas!
Donate by Design - Create a unique giving program based upon the wants of employees or group members. For example, have Dollar Denim Days on Fridays – a program that allows employees to wear denim in exchange for a dollar donation to The Menkes Foundation.
Carwash! Bake Sale! Yard Sale! – You can use any opportunity to help raise money to educate others on Menkes disease. Community carwashes are great ways for everyone to get involved in raising money. Or gather some friends together to sell some sweet treats and advertise that the proceeds are going to benefit The Menkes Foundation. Clean out the closets and attic for a yard sale that will help fund awareness campaigns. There are endless ways that you can help – just make it simple and make it fun!
Organize a Special Event! - Or name The Menkes Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing event! Special events can range from fun run races, to fashion shows, to dinner dances. Every donation makes a difference, so whether the event is small or large, the funds donated to the foundation will help us get closer to our mission.