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Every year members of our community come up with new and creative ways to help Oxfam fight poverty and injustice. You can join in by deciding on the event that works best for you. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Ceramic plates in Vietnam. Photo: Bonnie Savage/Oxfam AUS

Organize a dining hall fast

Are you a student looking for a way to help? If your high school or university offers prepaid meal plans, consider holding an Oxfam America dining hall fast. It’s an easy way to reach lots of students and raise funds to benefit Oxfam America’s work.

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Women singing and playing instruments in Mali. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/ Oxfam America

Host a house party

A house party is a fun, informal gathering where you get your friends and family together to take action, like writing a letter or making a phone call to your legislator, hosting a film screening and discussion, building a support network, or educating others.

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Disaster response training in Haiti. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Interactive game: "In Harms Way"

“We’re here today to experience a disaster–one that should not be happening.” So begins “In Harm’s Way,” Oxfam America’s game on rethinking natural disasters.

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Tabling at the MDG Summit. Photo: Jacob Silberberg/Oxfam America

Tabling

Tabling is a simple, effective way to inspire social change. Besides a table, you'll need a few volunteers and some free Oxfam educational materials that you can download or order for free.

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More event ideas

  • Organize a benefit concert for Oxfam, featuring your favorite local artists.
  • Invite local businesses to donate items for a silent auction.
  • Find more ideas in our free materials below.

We’ve put together plenty of free materials to help you host an event in your community.

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Tools & downloads

  1. Tools for activists

    How to take action: Organizing in your community

    Taking action at the grassroots can make a difference at the global level. From meeting with lawmakers to making news, this guide covers all that you need to know.

  2. Tools for activists

    How to get started: A menu of ideas

    Want to do something to fight poverty and hunger, but don't know where to start? Explore this list of time-tested action ideas for individuals and groups.