ISMP Annual Giving Campaign
This holiday season, ISMP is launching our first ever “Annual Giving Campaign.” We’re raising money so that we can continue giving kids a chance to be kids for years to come! The 11 sports and music programs we currently run, from basketball for homeless teens in NYC to dance classes in an impoverished Ugandan village, provide crucial mental health support and opportunities for kids to find joy! Help us promise these kids that we will never forget them, that we will continue to support them, and that these opportunities to explore their passions will continue to be available to them!
What does my money do?
CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE - $50 provides equipment for one child to explore their sports/music passion
MAKE EDUCATION POSSIBLE - $150 provides one month’s worth of sports/music instruction
TRANSFORM A COMMUNITY - $3000 sponsors an entire program
Every dollar counts.
Every one of our programs and partnerships is crafted to specifically address the unique passions and culture of each community. ISMP is a volunteer-run organization with no employee taking any compensation. We do whatever we can to stretch the impact of every dollar we raise.
How long is the campaign?
We’ve already started collecting donations for our annual campaign, but it will officially start on Giving Tuesday and continue through New Year’s Eve.
What’s Giving Tuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Why Should We Give to ISMP?
For a child living at a refugee camp, an orphanage, or a shelter, life can be overwhelming. Food and water is enough to stay alive, but it isn’t enough to feel alive! The programs you support create rare opportunities for positivity and fun for kids facing hardship around the world. They give kids a chance to have fun, a chance to make friends, and a chance to build confidence.
Recently, at one of our guitar lessons at Covenant homeless shelter in New York City, a 16 year old girl looked at her guitar and then looked up and said, “Wow. This is powerful.”
That’s why this is important. Kids deserve to be reminded that they’re powerful! They also deserve the chance to have fun and to have joy in their lives. They deserve a chance to explore their passions. They deserve something to look forward to when they wake up in the morning.
When faced with dire circumstances, everyone grips onto something. There are constructive things to grip to and destructive ones, but everyone grips to something. We’re making sure kids have opportunities to grip onto something constructive. This is pivotal for the mental health of children who are still developing into adults and members of the community.