Ways You Can Help
We’re a tiny team. We have no full-time staff in the USA, and only a handful in the Philippines. Our entire budget is less than a lot of Americans make in a year. That means you can make a big impact.
Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need deep pockets to support a charity. Abounding in Love embraces the idea that there are opportunities for everyone to foster change in this world, regardless of financial status.
Have a look at the list down below and find something that works for you. At the end of the day, every contribution is important, it’s just a matter of taking action.
Sponsor a Child or Family in Need
The sponsorship section of our site allows for a more personal donor experience. Sponsorships will include children enrolled for upcoming medical missions as well as poor families in need of financial support. If you choose to sponsor a child or family, we will keep you updated on their progress so you can see how you’re making an impact.
Make a Donation
You can make a one-time, monthly, or annual donation to Abounding in Love. 100% of every donation we receive goes directly to our mission. That’s right, 100%, no exceptions. We’re a small nonprofit organization so we need to put every dollar to good use, thus we never recoup any administrative fees or anything like that. Let’s face it, your intention is not to pay our bills, but rather, to support children and families who truly need help.
Want to know exactly where your money is going? If we have an Active Fundraiser or Medical Mission, that’s likely our top priority. If not, donations will be allocated to projects found on our Program Summary page.
eBay for Charity
Here’s an opportunity to make a big difference by simply selling a few things you don’t need. Abounding in Love is listed as a registered charity on eBay, which means sellers have the option of donating a percentage of their profits to our organization. When creating your listing, look for the Make a Donation option (between the Quantity and Payment options). Next, select Abounding in Love as the nonprofit and choose the percentage of the sale that you want to donate. Click HERE to learn more.
Not selling anything? eBay also allows buyers to donate a few dollars to charities at checkout. Just add us to your favorite charities and every time you pay for your items, you’ll see the option to add a small donation to your order.
GoFundMe makes it easy for anyone to raise funds for registered nonprofit organizations. Just visit our official GoFundMe page and click the box that says, “Fundraise for this charity”. After that, just follow the prompts and you’ll have your very own fundraiser up and running in a matter of minutes. With a little help from your circle of friends, family, and co-workers, you’ll be able to reach your goal and provide a glimmer of hope for a child/family in need. We can accomplish amazing things when we work together.
Of course, you don’t need a special event like a birthday to start a fundraiser. Facebook makes it easy to support your favorite charities any time you want. Click HERE to learn more about Facebook Fundraisers.
Have a birthday coming up? Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are always a fun way to show your support for causes that matter to you. Basically, you’re encouraging your friends to skip the birthday gifts and send a donation to your favorite nonprofit organization instead. Under the Fundraisers tab on our page, click Raise Money. It only takes a minute or 2 to set up, after which, the fundraiser will immediately get posted to your profile for your friends and family to see.
Other Ways to Help
Shop with Amazon Smile
0.5% may not seem like much, but it can add up if we work together. Think of it this way: when using our link, the average Prime member will generate a $7 - $10 annual donation. That's enough to sponsor a poor family in the Philippines for 2 weeks. If about 25 people did this, their donations would cover the expenses for a child at a medical mission, allowing them to get cleft lip or palate surgery for free.
This is a great way to offer financial support even when money is tight. When you use our Amazon Smile link to shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of what you spend to Abounding in Love. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you’ll get the exact same shopping experience, you’re simply telling Amazon to allocate some of its profits to charity. Buy the things you need and help children in the Philippines with cleft lip and palate at the same time…win-win!
Our Newsletter is intended to keep you informed on new projects, fundraisers, and updates. Don’t worry, we don’t have the resources to bombard our subscribers with constant emails, so you probably won’t hear from us more than once a month. If you’re interested in more frequent updates, our Facebook page is the place to go, which brings me to the next part…
Like Us on Facebook
Our dedicated team in the Philippines posts on our Facebook page multiple times every week. It’s a good way to get a true understanding of what Abounding in Love is all about. And by helping to increase our social media presence, you’re also helping us find more people who identify with our mission. It may seem like a small thing, but every Like, Follow, and Share truly matters; we can’t emphasize that enough.
Spread the Word
Nowadays, it’s incredibly difficult for nonprofit organizations like Abounding in Love to build trust from people who have never heard of them. With that in mind, the best way for us to gain support and confidence is through word-of-mouth, which is where you come in. You can help us increase our reach by simply telling people about the problem and what we’re doing to fix it. A simple Facebook share or mention is extremely helpful too.