The idea of CharityKick is to get people to dare others to do quirky things for a good cause. Why not take this a step further and ask for the funds go to a unique charity too? To stand out from the crowd, nonprofits all over the world are taking part in strange marketing campaigns, crazy events and are even raising money for one-of-a-kind causes. While donating to popular and reputable charities is always advisable, it can be extra fun to explore some of the more exciting and bizarre offerings out there. This way, not only will your dares for charity stand out, but so will the uncommon cause you are helping support!
A peculiar farmland sanctuary for elephants
People love helping those poor puppies and kitties they see on TV who need homes. However, there are plenty of other animals out there who also need to be rescued. The plight of abused elephants touched the heart of some people in the US state of Tennessee, who actually built a special sanctuary for the precarious pachyderms. The creatures saved live and play on a massive farm and thrive when donors worldwide help with upkeep on their environment. Visit their site.
Gaming for a cause
While you’re shouting obscenities into the screen of the latest point and shoot game, your mind might be far from charitable causes. There is a massive community of gamers, though, who give back to those in need, especially children who love to play games too. The organization is called Child’s Play and provides video games for kids in hospitals and gives them a safe space to grow, be with their families and enjoy being young. Find out more.
Rocking out and feeding the people
Food and music – what’s not to love? Founder Bill Wharton took his passions and created a humble charity through his band, which assists in feed the homeless, vets and offering cool concerts to all. Known as the “Sauce Boss”, this acts traveled throughout the U.S. while raising funds and cooking up their signature homemade gumbo. See for yourself.
Providing water with a twist
One of the leading issues developing countries battle is allowing people access to clean water. Many charities worldwide work hard to support this problem and often petition for donations to help build wells, piping systems and educate locals. To make water seems like an urgent cause may be tricky sometimes and hard to relate to from afar. But the geniuses over at Water If Life decided to play at people’ heartstrings with a little humor and a lot of thought. They created a YouTube video, having local children in places like Haiti, Kenya and Pakistan read some tweets with the hashtag #firstworldproblems. As children without clean water complained about short chords for cell phone chargers and how hard it is to walk and text at the same time. Certainly makes you think and was widely successful!
Have you heard of any crazy charities or memorable nonprofit campaigns? Tell us!