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Change a life

Now, more than ever, your support matters. Help refugees seeking safety and families struggling to overcome poverty. Give today.

Help families struggling to overcome poverty.

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People like you change lives

Nearly one out of every three people on our planet lives in poverty. But caring individuals like you and Oxfam see a future in which no one does. Your generosity allows us to reach tens of millions of people a year with life-changing assistance. Oxfam has been a trusted partner to families around the world for more than 70 years—saving lives during emergencies, supporting rural farmers, empowering women, and advocating for peoples’ rights. But we can’t do it alone. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

More event ideas

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.

Skip a meal for Oxfam

Join a 40-year tradition with a simple, but powerful, act: Skip one meal and donate the money you save to help Oxfam create solutions to hunger.

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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 dining hall fast. It’s an easy way to reach lots of students and raise funds to benefit Oxfam’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’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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Contact us

Have questions? Need advice? 

Our event experts are here to help. Contact us via email at actfast@oxfamamerica.org, or by phone at 800-77-OXFAM x2573. And don't forget to email us after your event to let us know how it went!

Wondering where to send donations from your event? 

You can mail them to:
Oxfam America, Attn: Celeste Bettencourt,
226 Causeway Street, 5th Floor,
Boston, MA 02114

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.

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