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.

Global Giving Fundraiser for 1,700 Students in Afghanistan

In an effort to help raise funds for our schools in Afghanistan we’ve launched an online fundraiser specifically focused on those students that we often don’t mention much about but are still as equally important as the other students we work so hard to educate. Our Afghan schools have around a 50% female enrollment rate so it is more important than ever that we help support the girls brave enough to gain an education. For more information click here.

November Events

Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge Fundraiser:

November 21, 2017- January 3, 2018

This year for our end of year fundraiser we are doing something a little different, we’re participating in a challenge fundraiser. We are competing against hundreds of other organizations across the country to win up to $150,000. We are looking for friends of Barakat to create peer-to-peer fundraisers and share with your friends and family why you choose to support us. To participate in this fundraiser click here.

#Giving Tuesday : Tuesday November 28, 2017

Join Barakat on Tuesday, November 28th 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 it is a part of our challenge fundraiser where we are eligible for thousands in bonus prizes for 24 hours. To participate in this fundraiser click here.

Past Fundraisers:

September Events

10th Annual Walk for Literacy: September 30, 2017

Barakat’s flagship fundraiser is the 10th Annual Walk for Literacy which starts at 10 am in Cambridge Common 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.

5 Under 40 Rug Auction: September  14, 2017

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.

July Events

Global Giving Bonus Day: July 12, 2017

Every couple of months our partners GlobalGiving challenge us to raise as much money as we can over a set amount of time. Every so often they hold what they call bonus days where donations made during that day are matched anywhere from 20-50%. To contribute to this fundraiser chose between one of the ongoing fundraisers above.

May Events

GiveBig: May 10, 2017

Barakat will be joining forces with the Seattle Foundation to raise funds during their annual GiveBig fundraiser. This fundraiser is a one day fundraiser where nonprofits compete to raise as many funds as they can in one day. For more information and to donate click 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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