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How to Help

  • Children's Book

    Purchase a copy of The Presents' Presents, a children's book about ethical giving where INSPIRE!africa is featured.

    The Presents' Presents is a true compelling story of small Rae who makes the shift from wanting more and more presents to understanding the happiness that comes from "wanting" or "having" is not a lasting happiness.

    Rae and her friends learn that giving and feeling connected to others brings them more joy as they use their birthdays to raise money for worthy causes.

    Hard Cover Book: $15
    Soft Cover Book: $10

    Fundraising opportunity: Want to add something different to your annual fundraising? We have a great opportunity for your school or community group with the lovely and inspiring book “Present’s Presents”. We now have access to larger quantities of the book that could meet the needs of your group. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can see using “Present’s Presents” as part of your fundraiser.

  • Donations

    INSPIRE!africa Foundation is a registered charitable organization (no: 83893 1764 RR0001). Official receipts for income tax purposes will be sent to donors by the end of February in the year following the donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20. Please see our donation form. Gift cards are available for all items on the donation form. Cheques should be made payable to INSPIRE!africa and sent to 102, 520 Cedar Cres. SW Calgary, T3C 2Y8. To minimize administrative costs, in-kind donations for printing or office materials are always appreciated.

    On-line donations can be made through CanadaHelps.org. Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

  • Volunteer In Rwanda With Us

    Every two years a small group of dedicated volunteers join with INSPIRE!africa leaders and travel to Rwanda.  Participants have the opportunity to visit programs that INSPIRE!africa supports, to meet the people that have benefited from our help and participate in a volunteer experience.  Volunteers also experience the beauty of the country first hand. 

    Volunteers will be responsible for their own costs (approximately $5,000 for all expenses). At pre-trip meetings we provide you with all the information you need to prepare for this trip of a lifetime.

    Please see the Summer 2010 and Summer 2012 Newsletters plus You Learn More Than Your Teach testimonial, by a previous volunteer Pamela Romanchuk, to learn about previous volunteer trips. There are other organizations in Rwanda that offer volunteer opportunities.  One that we recommend highly is the Fair Child and Youth Foundation. In Canada there are many ways in which we could use your help. We always need extra hands with preparations for our annual November Gala Fundraiser, or with donating silent auction items.  If you can help, please contact us.

  • Gift Cards

    If you donate as a gift on someone’s behalf (birthday, wedding gift, anniversary, Christmas and holiday, etc) we have gift cards for each of the items listed on the donation form as well as one for general donations.

    Please indicate on the form that you would like a card and we would be happy to provide it.

    View Pig Gift Card

    View Chicken Gift Card

    View Training Gift Card

    View Land Reclamation Gift Card

  • Speaker Series

    Get a group of friends together and invite us to join you.

    We have speakers who can talk about their experiences in Rwanda or other parts of Africa and what happens to the money donated to INSPIRE!africa.

    Speakers will have pictures and lots of stories to share and will be happy to accept your donations.

  • INSPIRE!africa Art Cards

    We are pleased to offer a series of ten original Rwandan themed art cards for sale. These art cards were designed by five Calgary artists and celebrate the Rwandan people and their culture. The inside of the cards are blank so that you can write your own message and the back of each card describes the thought process and emotion of the picture. 

    We would like to extend our gratitude to our wonderful artists: Karen Aasen, Stella Bowers, Graham Diehl, Jamie Lafond and Theresa Simons.

    A bundle of five original cards is only $25. If you would like to order packets of cards, please contact us.

  • Primates A Go Go

    Primates A Go Go sells handcrafted jewellery and accessories made by members of Tujyembere Cooperative in Kigali. 

    Proceeds from these sales are reinvested at the Cooperative to replenish new merchandise to sell. 

    The founder of Primates A-Go-Go is a two time INSPIRE!africa trip participant and a dedicated and valued volunteer for the organization.

    Clothing inspired by Rwanda and made from African fabrics purchased in local markets there is the latest venture for Primates A-Go-Go. 

    We, in Canada, take clean water for granted.  For most Rwandans access to clean water is a daily chore and complicated by the distances to access water sites and the difficulties in carrying the water back to their homes.

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