Upcoming Events

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Barakat is constantly working with different organizations to raise funds to support our programs. These fundraisers range from fundraisers we organize ourselves such as the Walk for Literacy to fundraisers that are held on our behalf. To help promote fundraisers that are held on our behalf we will keep this page updated with all fundraisers that are being held both online and special events around the country!

Ongoing

Global Giving Fundraiser for Pakistani School Security Improvements

Recent events in Pakistan have prompted us to update security around or schools to make school a safe place for the over 1,000 students and teachers that use the buildings daily. Barakat is running an online Global Giving Fundraiser to help cover the cost of the improvements. The fundraiser can be found here.

November Events

Giving Hope in a World of  Conflict

This year for our end of year campaign we are focusing on the fact that it only costs an average of $.60 a day to send a student to any of our programs. We are looking for help from our supporters to help us raise much needed funds by starting a peer to peer campaign. We will supply all of the templates you need, all you have to do it set a goal and invite your friends and family to donate. For more information and to start your own page click here.

#Giving Tuesday

Join Barakat on Tuesday, November 29th for Giving Tuesday as we attempt to raise $2,000 in one day to kick off our end of year matching gift campaign. Giving Tuesday is a day where nonprofits across the country get into the spirit of the giving season to launch campaigns that will help make a difference. This year we will be focusing on raising funds for our at home literacy programs! This one day fundraiser can be found here.

September Events

5 Under 40 Rug Auction: September 8, 2016

For the past seven years Barakat has been fortunate enough to benefit from a rug auction hosted by New England Home and Landry and Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting. 5 Under 40 is a design competition where five designers in the design industry are selected to design rugs and have their designs hand woven by rug weavers in Nepal. Every September the rugs are auctioned off and the money raised at the event is donated to Barakat. More information about the event can be found here.

9th Annual Walk for Literacy: September 24, 2016

Barakat’s flagship fundraiser is the 9th Annual Walk for Literacy which starts at 10 am in Winthrop Park in Cambridge. Participants register online for $30 or at the door for $40 and receive breakfast, lunch and a free t-shirt. The walk route takes walkers on a tour of Cambridge with the option of walking either 2.5 miles or 5 miles. More information about the walk can be found here.

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