10 Ways to Get Involved
You can make a difference starting today.
1. Share our ideas
As we grow, we’ll continue to share the success stories and the ideas of the entrepreneurs we serve. We feel that the number one way to change the course of history is to show the greater public what can be done about extreme poverty when we (the development community at large) stop pushing our ideas - and start supporting the ideas of those we aim to serve.
The more we share these ideas and stories together, the faster we will realize that dream!
Follow us on social media and share our mission with your friends and family; no effort is too small!
2. Become A Donor
We want to help entrepreneurs start and grow meaningful businesses with opportunity and education. Plain and simple.
We couldn’t fund a single project or organize a single community training without the generosity of the hundreds of people who our mission has resonated with. By becoming a donor, you’re telling an entrepreneur that you believe in their tenacity and ability to be successful - and that means more than words on a webpage can describe.
Whether you choose to make a one-time donation, or become a monthly recurring donor, your tax-deductible contribution will be used to support community-level Entrepreneurship, Education, and Vocational-Training. Since our inception in June 2017, more than 95% of every dollar raised has gone directly to support our mission and our entrepreneurs, and we pledge to continue our record of full transparency and clarity.
3. Shop through amazon smile
Do all your regular Amazon shopping through Smile.Amazon.com, and a portion of your purchases get donated to us.
Under the search bar at the top of the page, search for and select “It Takes A Village Boston MA” as your preferred charity, and ensure you always shop Amazon via Smile.Amazon.com!
4. Volunteer with us
Home or Abroad
As we grow, we will have more volunteer opportunities with local events and different campaigns. Let us know if you’re interested in joining our internal mailing list to be informed about these opportunities.
We visit each of our projects at least once per year. Want to join us and see what we’re up to? Let us know what questions you have and book with us.
5. Donate your Birthday
Turning your birthday into something larger than yourself can be one of the most rewarding ways to connect yourself to the world.
How it works:
Let us know when your birthday is, and we’ll work together to design a shareable campaign that raises money for one of our future projects.
6. Host A Fundraiser
Hosting a fundraiser is a fantastic way to spread awareness for a cause and to raise money as well!
Let us know your ideas and we’ll do everything we can to support you, supporting us.
An extra special thank you to all of the individuals, studios, and restaurants who have helped us raise money and awareness!
7. Leverage your professional expertise
What do you do? Who are you connected to? What skills do you have that you think might be of value to us and our mission?
We want to know. Drop us a line on our Contact form and let’s figure out how to work together.
8. Get Your Company Involved
9. Volunteer on your own with a Field Partner or with a partner organization
Do you have the travel bug? Us too.
Each year, we go on multiple trips all over the world to meet and engage with our beneficiaries, Field Partners, and other organizations who know what it means to serve others on equal ground. These trips have become some of the most impactful and eye-opening experiences of our lives.
Currently, we are connected to organizations in both Lugazi and Mukono, Uganda and Panajachel, Guatemala. While you’re welcome to coordinate your travel to line up with ours and see what we do, we understand that it doesn’t always work. Let us know your travel plans, and we can connect you with these amazing organizations for you to see for yourself.
10. Drop a suggestion
We (with as much humility as possible) consider ourselves full of novel ideas, and we’re proud of the work that we put forward. Before jumping to any conclusions, we keep asking questions. We research the potential our interventions have. We involve the communities in our decision making processes, and its been more rewarding than we could have possibly imagined - and we’re just getting started.
With that said, we’re always open to fresh ideas. If you have a suggestion for us, we want to know. We’ll try to get back to you within 48 hours.