Fundraise 4 Friends

Help fundraise to meet the needs of children experiencing poverty in India.

Fundraise for Friends, with Friends!

Fundraise for Friends is an easy-to-use mission/service project that engages children in compassionate service to improve the lives of children in need. Children in the U.S. are challenged to earn or collect $5+ to raise money for students at the Good Samaritan School in New Delhi, India.

6 Easy Steps to Fundraise for Friends

  • pick your cause

    Begin helping friends in India by choosing a cause to fundraise for -- either medical care or student lunches.

  • Receive our Step-by-Step Guide

    Teach children about India and students at the Good Samaritan School using either our free Lunchbox Love or Medical Care Leaders Guide.

  • Watch The Video

    Watch the one-week program video, featuring live footage from India and the Good Samaritan, where children are challenged to raise $5 or more for their cause.

  • Decorate a Lunchbox/Medical Kit

    Children decorate their lunch or medical box and take them home to share the contents with their family.

  • Return Cheerful Giver Pouches

    At the end of the week, children bring back their Cheerful Giver Pouch with the money they raised throughout the week.

  • Receive your Celebration Video!

    After groups turn in their collection, they will receive a personalized celebration video announcing the amount your group collected and a special message from Mummy-ji, founder of our school!

F4F Curriculum

Fundraise for Friends curriculum Kits include an easy to assemble handled box for children to decorate as a lunchbox or medical kit, depending on which project you choose. Each box is filled with a Sadie Shares mini book, parent postcard with instructions, and a cheerful giver pouch. 

What Comes in Your Project Kit?

Children receive boxes to decorate before taking them home to open with their family.  Project Kits are $1 per child and include:

See How F4F Works:

Lunchbox Love

Medical Care


Frequently Asked Questions

We designed two programs, Lunchbox Love and Medical Care  so groups, who choose to do so, can take part in a 2nd project after completing the first and build on what has been previously learned. Sadie Shares Education and Sadie Shares Clothing are currently being developed. Groups can choose one or two projects a year and rotate through all 4 projects. This allows students to have an ongoing relationship with our school and look forward to more projects to come!

We provide a FREE step by step instructions to lead your group through Fundraise for Friends. You will only need to purchase either Lunchbox Love or Medical Care Kits which are only $1 per child participant.

We have set the goal at $5 or more for each student. While this is affordable for most families, remember $5 is just a goal. Since students turn in funds in the collection pouch, this eliminates any pressure to collect the full amount and allows those who want to give more to do so.

Most churches collect a daily offering during VBS. Fundraise for Friends can be added to any VBS program so students can support children their own age who live in extreme poverty in India. Choose either Lunchbox Love or Medical Care for your VBS collection. During VBS, children view a video and learn how their offering will be used.

Families learn about the project when their child comes home with their decorated lunchbox or medical kit. Our kits promote family conversations about being generous and compassion to children in need.

After the collection is completed and funds are sent to our office, we will send you a celebration video to thank and encourage your church family for being part of supporting children in need.

Participation helps children learn about children who live in extreme poverty in a country different than their own. Having their own mission/service project empowers children to make a difference in the life of children in need. When children learn early the character traits of compassion and generosity, they are more likely to grow up to be compassionate, generous adults who help make our world a better place.

100% of the money children collect goes directly to the Good Samaritan School in India.

Schedule a F4F Project Kit Today

Still have questions? Contact us! We are a small team that is happy to adjust our programs to fit the needs of your group.