Past Events Showcase
Here are some of the creative ways that people have raised money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.
These fundraisers help make it possible for our teams to deliver emergency medical care to men, women, and children who are trapped by armed conflict, malnutrition, outbreaks of disease, earthquakes and tsunamis in places where we are often the only source of urgent medical treatment.
Community school students come together to raise awareness and funds for the typhoon affected areas of the Philippines
The Lower School at Community School in Teaneck, NJ came together and organized a fundraiser to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Spearheaded by the Student Council, the small student body enthusiastically raised $720.00 through the sale of rainbow bracelets, holding a bagel breakfast and organizing activities around the school’s spirit days.
Through organizing this event, the students fully embraced the concept of helping Doctors Without Borders provide relief to those affected by the typhoon.
'Perhaps, with the effects of Super Storm Sandy that hit our area in 2012 still very much on our minds, we feel a kinship with the typhoon’s victims, but the devastation in the Philippines we all witnessed on the news made this cause a “no-brainer” for our students and staff'
THE DR. NIRAV PATEL FOUNDATION ORGANIZES A 5 MILE RUN TO SUPPORT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
The Dr. Nirav Patel Foundation (DNPF) was created in memory of Dr. Nirav Patel, a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician from Wyomissing, PA. After his sudden and untimely death at age 38 of heart disease, his wife Mrs. Minal Patel, herself a physician’s assistant in Gastroenterology, started a foundation in his name to honor his legacy and continue his efforts. The Foundation, started in 2013, advocates and supports initiatives in health reform and education.
For its first year in existence, the DNPF held a 5 mile run to raise funds and support for the work of Doctors Without Borders. Runners and walkers alike came together to feel the autumn breeze on their faces, and the giving spirit of Dr. Patel in their hearts as they ran for a cause. The DNPF 5 mile run raised an amazing $10,000 for Doctors Without Borders in honor of Dr. Patel and his legacy.
LOS ANGELES ACCUEIL ORGANIZES THE 20TH ANNUAL AMITIE-EXPO ART SHOW IN AID OF DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
The Annual Amitié-Expo 2013 was organized by Michèle Cassidy and the Los Angeles Accueil, a local French organization, to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières over the weekend of October 5/6 at the Résidence de France in Beverly Hills, CA. It was a free event with art, food, music, a raffle, an auction, art activities and games organized for the younger visitors.
This was the 20th year LA Accueil has organized this wonderful event benefitting the work of Doctors Without Borders and this year local MSF aidworker Donald Jack gave a speech about his time working for Doctors Without Borders. He gave a big thank you to the organizers for their loyalty and enthusiasm for the organization over the years.
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CREATE BOOKS TO BENEFIT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Annesa and Isabel, two middle schoolers from LaSalle Language Academy in Chicago, love art and creating new things. Annesa’s father, Arun came up with the idea to make something combining art and creativity with doing something for others, especially disadvantaged children, and raising money for a good organization. They decided to create a book to sell and give the money to Doctors Without Borders, specifically to help vulnerable children around the world. Annesa and Isabel raised $150 through their book and gave the funds to support Doctors Without Borders’ programs treating children for malnutrition. ‘This whole process gave us a memorable experience’ said Annesa.
MT WASHINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD ANNUAL BAKE SALE
Inspired to act after the devastating earthquake that stuck Haiti in 2010,
Elena Blasco-Colmenares, her husband, Eliseo Guallar and their children, Jimena and Arturo committed themselves to organize an annual bake sale in aid of Haiti in Mt. Washington Neighborhood in Baltimore, MD.
The bake sale takes place every year in the front yard of the Guallar-Blasco-Colmenares house, and everyone in the neighborhood is invited to join in. The bake sale has raised $5,600 over the last three years and 100% of what was raised was donated to the work of Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.