IDEA 1: Host a Screening of Without A Fight
The best way to keep Without A Fight’s story alive is to share it with as many people as possible. Encourage your audience to host their own public screening of the film and share with them the link to our screening toolkits ( link here ) to help them get started!
IDEA 2: Make a Donation to Keep the League Alive
Each year, more than 5,000 girls and boys participate in CFK’s Annual Champions League Tournament and other peace and leadership focused activities. Our goal is to raise $250,000 to support the various outreach efforts of the Champions League: peace and conflict education, leadership training, and soccer equipment and field construction/upkeep. Visit our website at http://cfk.unc.edu/league/ to donate now! Every penny helps to keep the League alive.
IDEA 3: Donate a Soccer Ball to Kibera
One World Futbol, a non-profit partner of Carolina for Kibera’s, will donate one soccer ball for every ball you buy to communities in need through their “Buy One, Give One” program. Visit their website at http://www.oneworldfutbol.com/shop/one-world-futbol/ and scroll down to the “Campaigns” box at the bottom of the page. There you can give a ball directly to Kibera through Carolina for Kibera’s “Buy One, Give One” Campaign page. Don’t need a ball for yourself? No problem! You can donate as many soccer balls as you like through their “Give One” program.
IDEA 4: Organize a Fundraising Event
The power of sports to inspire social change and unite people from diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds is one of the film’s major themes. Consider organizing a community or school-wide soccer tournament to raise funds for CFK. You could tailgate before or after the match to raise more money and include spectators in the event.
Other fundraising event ideas include hosting a dinner featuring Kenyan dishes; a movie night for friends and community members; organizing a 5K run or soccer tournament and donating the sponsorship money to CFK; or your creative idea here!
IDEA 5: Have a Wedding or Birthday for Kibera
In lieu of wedding or birthday presents that may end up just sitting on your shelf, consider asking friends and families to give donations to CFK. You can donate to CFK through our website, http://cfk.unc.edu/action/donate/ or set up your own fundraising page through Razoo or Firstgiving.
IDEA 7: Join Campus for Kibera
Campus for Kibera is a student group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that supports and raises awareness about CFK. The group organizes several fundraisers, including an annual soccer clinic with the UNC Women’s soccer team. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-6362 to learn how to start a Campus for Kibera at your school!
IDEA 8: Take A Bag to Kenya
Prohibitively high shipping costs and unpredictable customs fees make shipping much needed donated supplies such as sports equipment, feminine sanitary pads and books very difficult. If you or someone you know is travelling to Nairobi and can carry some donated supplies, please contact us at email@example.com or 919-962-6362!
IDEA 9: Send a Holiday Gift
Every year around holiday time, CFK accepts and sends gently used/new soccer equipment (cleats, jerseys, socks, cones, balls, etc.), jump ropes, cameras, phones (SIM-card compatible!), and other goods to Kibera. Sign up for CFK’s newsletter to receive updates and details on how and when to give.
Without a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. Footage of violent clashes fueled by polarizing national presidential elections is intertwined with profiles of youth from different religious and ethnic backgrounds as they navigate daily life and prepare for the final championship soccer game of the season.
© 2012 Chasing the Mad Lion