Change lives through education

Start a Fundraiser

Help us change lives through education by starting a fundraiser in your town. The more people who get involved, the bigger impact we can make!

Select your fundraiser of choice below, and e-mail us with any questions.

Recycle and Buy Recycled

You can help to create more awareness of RWI recycling program by spreading the word to friends, especially those who print a lot such as friends who are realtors or real estate brokers. Here is a flyer that you can use to help spread the word on the program.

Facebook Causes

Invite your friends and family to join the Roots and Wings International Cause on Facebook. It’s an easy way to raise money and to tell your friends about our work. Ask your friends to donate $5 today. Or ask people to donate to the Roots and Wings International Cause for your birthday.

Challenge your friends to see who can raise more money or recruit more members, and track it all on Facebook Causes

BuyWell Coffee

BuyWell Coffee offers organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffee online and in stores in the United States and Canada. As part of its commitment to coffee growing communities, BuyWell is pleased to provide financial support for the work of Roots & Wings Intl.

Online Fundraiser

Encourage your friends and family to buy 100% organic, fair trade coffee from BuyWell Coffee. Roots and Wings International will receive $3 of every bag purchased.

Send an email, post to a blog, or send an invite on Facebook. Feel free to use the following language to promote your fundraiser:

  • Coffee for a Cause
  • Satisfy your coffee cravings while providing a university education for students living in extreme poverty.
  • BuyWell Coffee has teamed up with Roots and Wings International to help you put your consuming dollars to work. Roots and Wings International promotes elementary through university education in coffee-growing communities, and BuyWell Coffee is committed to roasting a perfect coffee bean. The result, one of the finest Fair Trade organic coffees available to you, and a university scholarship available to young people in rural Guatemala.
  • Visit Roots and Wings International to buy a bag today. $3 of every bag purchased helps change lives througheducation. Buy 4 bags and receive free shipping.

In-person Fundraiser

If you prefer conducting an in-person fundraiser in your school, office, or neighborhood, follow the steps below:

  1. Request a fundraising kit from BuyWell Coffee.
  2. Sell coffee at work, school, or in your neighborhood for 2-3 weeks and
    collect $12 for each 12 oz. bag of coffee.
  3. Email BuyWell Coffee to place the order.
    You will receive your coffee within 10 business days to distribute to those who purchased coffee.
  4. Mail BuyWell Coffee a check to purchase the coffee:
    BuyWell International
    4850 Northpark Dr.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  5. Mail Roots and Wings International a check for the money raised:
    Roots and Wings International
    5018 N. Allen Pl.
    Spokane, WA 99205

Help us promote our Roots and Wings International toolbar created by The toolbar features a search engine powered by Yahoo, and also alerts users of companies that donate a percentage of purchases to Roots and Wings International.

GoodSearch donates $0.01 for every search done through the toolbar, and over 1,300 online stores donate a percentage of any purchase made through the toolbar.

Send an email, post to a blog, tweet, or send an invite on Facebook. Feel free to use the following language to promote your fundraiser:

Run for a Cause

Roots and Wings International supporters have run marathons to raise money for education. Challenge your friends to donate a $1 for every mile you run to help us change lives through education.

Check out the marathon video Kevin made to raise money for Roots and Wings International -

Email your friends, or tell people on Facebook. Feel free to use the language below:

Employee Gift Matching - Multiply the impact of your donation

If your company has a gift matching program, they will match your donation to Roots & Wings International. It's easy to make this happen! Click here for more information on how to add Roots & Wings International to your employer's charity matching list.

Do you or your friends work at Microsoft, Starbucks, Google or HP? If so, you'll be happy to know that Roots & Wings has already been added to their employee gift matching program, so just let them know you've donated and they'll match your contribution. It's as easy as that! Here's a sample letter you could send to your circle of friends on our behalf: