“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela
Individuals, influencers, philanthropists, and leaders can all provide safety and security for children. It will result from our collective public investment in our most vulnerable citizens, children who desperately need a life free of violence and fear. This can be accomplished by:
Donate with Confidence
10.18 is a grassroots organization that has committed to NOT apply or take any form of government funding. This is a crucial commitment we have made so that we can maintain a “child-centered” focus. No matter how great the intention or efforts, it is impossible to serve two masters. Government funding requires the interest of that government contract to be prioritized, resulting in a secondary focus on the child. We know the government model isn’t working and we are unwilling to compromise our mission in order to pursue these funds. Therefore, 10.18 is supported solely by private donations. We cannot do this important work without your support!
Donate Gifts-N-Kind Items
10.18 is extremely grateful for the gifts-n-kind donations we receive. As a grassroots organization we operate on a very lean budget and donated items allow us to increase our impact to the community. We receive donations all year long. Our biggest needs for donated items is during the holidays when we do our First Wish Christmas Drive to provide experienced-based gifts to victimized children. Your donation is tax-deductible.
You can also donate professional services. As a grassroots organization, professional services and expertise are greatly needed. The list below includes more suggestions for items and services you can donate.
- Tickets to Events or Attractions
- Gift Cards of All Types (unused or partially used)
- Games & Interactive Toys
- Office & School Supplies
- Non-Liquid Hygiene Items
- Quality Crafts
- New Clothing & Accessories
- Office Space
- Warehouse/Storage Space
- Technical Skills: Graphic Design, Social Media, or Video Production
- Advertising like Print, Radio, Television, Online Advertising or Airtime
10.18 Strategy has several major fundraising events throughout the calendar year to raise critical funds for our child advocacy and abuse prevention programs. Companies and individuals are encouraged to support these events to further the mission of our organization. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities please click the link below to inquire.