Supporting Survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
How You Can Help!
INSPIRE!africa Foundation is a registered charitable organization (no: 83893 1764 RR0001). Please see ourdonation formfor a list of the projects we are currently supporting. Gift cards listed below are available for all items on the donation form and provide more detail of how your donation will directly benefit survivors of the Genocide.
Cheques should be made payable to INSPIRE!africa and sent to 102, 520 Cedar Cres. SW Calgary, T3C 2Y8.
Official receipts for income tax purposes will be sent to donors by the end of February in the year following the donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20
To minimize administrative costs, in-kind donations for printing or office materials are always appreciated
Volunteer with us in Rwanda
Every two years a small group of dedicated volunteers join INSPIRE!africa leaders and travel to Rwanda. Participants have the opportunity to visit programs that INSPIRE!africa supports, to meet the people that have benefited from our help and participate in a volunteer experience. Volunteers also experience the beauty of the country first hand.
Volunteers will be responsible for their own costs (approximately $6,000 for all expenses including airfare from Canada). At pre-trip meetings we provide you with all the information you need to prepare for this trip of a lifetime.
See INSPIRE!africa's Facebook Page for a chronicle of the most recent trips in 2016 and 2018 along with volunteers’ insights of their life changing experience. There are other organizations in Rwanda that offer volunteer opportunities. One that we recommend highly is the Fair Child and Youth Foundation.
Volunteer with us in Canada
In Canada there are many ways in which we could use your help. We always need extra hands with preparations for our annual November Fundraiser, or with donating silent auction items. If you can help, please contact us.
Purchase a copy of The Presents' Presents, a children's book about ethical giving where INSPIRE!africa is featured.
The Presents' Presents is a true compelling story of small Rae who makes the shift from wanting more and more presents to understanding the happiness that comes from "wanting" or "having" is not a lasting happiness.
Rae and her friends learn that giving and feeling connected to others brings them more joy as they use their birthdays to raise money for worthy causes.
Hard Cover Book: $15
Soft Cover Book: $10
Fundraising opportunity: Want to add something different to your annual fundraising? We have a great opportunity for your school or community group with the lovely and inspiring book “Present’s Presents”. We now have access to larger quantities of the book that could meet the needs of your group. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. r.
If you donate as a gift on someone’s behalf (birthday, wedding gift, anniversary, Christmas and holiday, etc), we will provide you with a gift card. Gift cards are available for each of the items listed on the donation form as well as one for general donations.
Please indicate on the form that you would like a gift card and we would be happy to provide it.
Get a group of friends together and invite us to join you. We have speakers who can talk about their experiences in Rwanda and how donations to INSPIRE!africa have impacted so many. Speakers will have pictures and lots of stories to share and will be happy to accept your donations.
INSPIRE!africa Art Cards
We are pleased to offer a series of ten original Rwandan themed art cards for sale. These art cards were designed by five Calgary artists and celebrate the Rwandan people and their culture.
The inside of the cards are blank so you can write your own message and the back of each card describes the thought process and emotion of the picture.
A bundle of five original cards is $25. If you would like to order packets of cards, please contact us.