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Ways to Volunteer:

  • If you’re in the DFW area, help us stuff a box or two of donated goods to send to Eastern Europe.
  • Host a donation collection at your school or church. Ask your friends andfamily to donate specific items, such as socks, coloring books or underwear, to give to the kids.
  • Host a 5K or fun event to raise awareness and funds for the Eastern European orphans.
  • Make jewelry! This is a fun and interactive way for you or your kids to get involved. All jewelry that’s made will be sent to the orphans in Eastern Europe.
  • Make crafts and sell them, then donate all or some of the profits to the orphans in Eastern Europe. Several of our friends have done this and they have had great success!

How You Can Help

Step 1. Sign up for the newsletter

The newsletter gives you access to the inside workings of AiYD and how lives are being changed!

Step 2. Pray for the children and our volunteers in Eastern Europe.  

Download(coming soon) and print our 30 Day Prayer Guide. Keep it by your bedside or in your Bible to remind you to pray for those who need help.

Step 3. Follow the journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We're always updating our pages so follow along to see how lives are being changed! 

Step 4. Volunteer your time. 

We regularly have “packing parties” to pack boxes of donations to send to Eastern Europe. We need volunteers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to join us for these packing parties. 

If you’re not local or looking for other ways to volunteer, we’ve created a helpful list of ways to get you or your kids involved here! Please email to get a copy.

We have a college preparatory tutoring program, too! If you’re a college student interested in getting more involved and taking the mission of orphan care to your college campus, contact us!  

Step 5. Consider a donation towards our general fund or the Foundation.

Financial support goes a long way towards providing hope and help for the orphans. Donations give them birthday parties and presents, allow volunteers to visit and encourage the children, as well as other needs as necessary. The Foundation gives AiYD long-term stability to continue to provide help to orphans in need. It's like giving a gift that keeps on giving! Click here for more information and to make a donation. Allies in Youth Development offers another way for you to make your giving go further. The AiYD Foundation is an endowment fund designed to generate dividends, profits and principle (if needed) in perpetuity. The importance of the Foundation will allow AiYD to continue even when we are gone. Any assets, including endowments, can be given.

For more information or to give through the Foundation, contact Chris Burgin.

Step 6. Consider sponsoring an orphan.

Research has shown that children who don't otherwise receive encouragement, but have a sponsor, do considerably better in life. They are more likely to go to school and to get a job. They're also often leaders in their communities. Sponsorship is a unique opportunity to connect and encourage a child who has little hope. Contact Chris Burgin for sponsorship info.

Step 7. Shop with Amazon Smile.

When you shop online, make sure to shop through Amazon Smile. For every purchase made through this program, a portion of the profits will go towards your favorite charity. Add AiYD as your charity today! 

Step 8. Go with us on a trip. 

There's nothing greater than getting to meet these sweet children face to face! We regularly travel to Eastern Europe throughout the year to see the work that AiYD does and to minister to the children there. Click here to see the dates and more information. 


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