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Make a Donation
You can donate anytime online through our website, or by sending a check to our New York or Oslo offices. For bank transfer information, please contact us by email.
A beautiful way to show your support: Norwegian and American jewelry designers alike have been inspired by Voss Foundation and our work providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community development and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross, in Oslo, and Karen Egren in New York have each designed beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry to raise funds for and awareness of Voss Foundation.
Go to http://www.vossfoundation.org/shop-jewelry-to-support-voss-foundation/ for more information.
Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross jewelry can be purchased through http://bit.ly/VFjewels, with 100% of proceeds going to Voss Foundation.
Karen Egren jewelry can be purchased through http://www.karenegren.com/store/voss-foundation with 20% of sales going to Voss Foundation.
Personal Giving Pages
In 2013, Casey Eltringham’s well opened in Jay Town, Liberia, as the result of her fundraising efforts on her personal giving page. Casey explained “I have always been aware of helping others…[but it] was not until World Water Day 2012 that I decided that I can really make a difference in the lives of hundreds…”
In Las Vegas, Katie Karp says “There are so many wonderful charities and fundraisers to help diseases, provide food, clothes, shoes, shelter, and so on, that I support – but before we tackle those issues, we must make sure people have access to clean water.” She has been fundraising through her personal giving page since 2013.
Contact us at email@example.com today and we’ll send you the Voss Foundation Personal Giving Page Questionnaire!
The Namsos, Norway-based Lene Maria for Rent Vann campaign is a wonderfully inspirational and moving story. An entirely grassroots effort, that emerged out of a family’s desire to honor the memory of their daughter, it has met with unprecedented success – a heartwarming testament to the true power of humanity. The whole community has united in an overwhelming outpouring of support, and together they have raised more than 1 million NOK to fund clean water projects in Kenya and Liberia! Learn more about this extraordinary multi-faceted program.
Four hundred people in James Town Annex, Liberia have clean water thanks to Christina Rydland’s Signe’s Well In memory of her mother: “I am positive that she would be honored to know that there is a well in her name…. By giving up one or two Starbucks coffees a week for a month, each and every person I know could give $32 to Voss Foundation and Signe’s well. That is a very small sacrifice…”
In 2014, Ida and Bjorn asked for donations to Voss Foundation in lieu of gifts for their California wedding. Ida said, “When Bjorn and I got engaged I knew right away that I wanted to register with [Voss Foundation]… Having met some of the Voss Foundation staff I know that a donation to this organization will be put to good use and make a real difference.”
Kim and Tenny also asked for donations to Voss Foundation instead of gifts and made a donation to Voss Foundation in honor of their guests, rather than handing out a gift to take home, at their East Hampton nuptials in 2013.
Host an Event
In conjunction with World Water Day, the students of The Lab School in Washington, DC, organized a fundraising concert at their school to help provide access to clean water for people in Sub-Saharan Africa, proving that supporters of all ages can make a difference and create a ripple effect of positive change!
In 2012, Margaux Rathbun, an international media nutritionist and creator of the website Authentic Self Wellness, told her followers, “Water is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies and our health. Water is vital for life.” Voss Foundation worked with Margaux to create a personal giving page, a video series, and a fundraising event in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. You can follow Margaux’s progress on our website here and on her blog as well.
Kirsten Hanson made her New York birthday brunch into a successful fundraiser for Voss Foundation, collecting a donation with the cost of each meal, saying, “I felt that it was a good platform to reach friends and share a cause that I care about.”
New York-based supporters can also work with the exclusive event-planning platform Host Committee to created a custom party at the city’s hottest spots, to benefit Voss Foundation. Click here to get planning.
Attend an Event
Voss Foundation hosts regular events throughout the world, including annual events in Oslo, New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Moreover, we’ve hosted or been the beneficiary of events in Namsos, Bergen, Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, Washington, Miami, Philadelphia, Westchester, the Hamptons, Newport, Nantucket, and Dubai. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email us to learn how you can attend the next event near you!
Shop our African Bazaar
Beautiful, ethical, exotic: Since Voss Foundation’s staff and Board first started visiting our clean water, sanitation, and hygiene projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, people have asked us to bring back the crafts made by our beneficiary communities. In 2011, we began selling these goods at our fundraising events. In the following years, our African Bazaar has grown exponentially and we now work with a dedicated committee of editors, designers, stylists and taste-makers to curate the collection.
Many of the pieces are made by the very artisans who benefit from our projects; by purchasing the work they are able to do more productively with clean water, our African Bazaar further magnifies our Ripple Effect and mission of using clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development. See a great write-up in the November 2012 issue of Financial Times’ How to Spend It!
You can shop Voss Foundation’s African Bazaar at our special events, or you can contact us to host your own African Bazaar today!
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Have these stories inspired you? They inspire us everyday! And these are not the only ones. At Voss Foundation, we believe the sky’s the limit: if you have a great idea that will help communities in Sub-Saharan Africa change their own lives with access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, please share it with us – together we can make it happen! You will be able to track your long-term impact, as we pride ourselves for following up on our projects for years after completion, to see how clean water continues to make a difference in our communities.
Once again, we extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who help make our work possible, through your time and effort and incredible enthusiasm. Thank you for making a difference and helping communities with your ripple effect!