There are lots of ways in which you can get involved...it
doesn't matter how much time you have spare, there is something you can do!
Pray in the Name of Jesus Christ:
Praying regularly for CRY's work is one of the most
important ways you can get involved with CRY! It's simple yet the most
effective way to help. We are grateful to everyone who prays regularly for
CRY programs, our thrift shops in UK, volunteers, staff, finances and
overseas partners. To give you some help and encouragement to pray
regularly, CRY produces a prayer letter every Quarter which gives you a
weekly guideline of what and who to pray for.
To receive regular copies of our Quarterly prayer letters, just Sign Up
(left column) and follow the simple instructions. It's a proper
Opt-In scheme, so you will need to confirm receipt of the email you will
receive. And its very easy to remove your name from the mailing list, should you
We encourage anyone to fundraise for CRY USA. Download
fundraising pack today - hundreds of A-Z ideas on how to
fundraise from Abseiling to Zebra Racing(!) or holding an Auction of Promises
to Yacht Racing... anything goes...as long as its legal, ethical and
compatible with the charity's Christian ethos!
How about organizing a fundraising event
like a charity walk to
raise funds for CRY? We can provide you with some resources and
useful tips document - its actually very easy and enjoyable - you
just approach your existing circle of friends, work colleagues,
hobby pals, church members, gym members, etc.
Tell your friends, church members/leaders, and
workplace/business colleagues about the work of CRY, and preferably hand out
some CRY brochures. Visit our Resources
page to download items or request brochures, etc.
Donate used postage stamps, stamp collections, and
related postal stationery items for us to sell on eBay to raise funds
for our programs.
PLEASE NOTE: All eBay stamp (loose stamps, not album
collections) sales are currently processed and dispatched from CRY in the UK, so
please do NOT send stamp donations to our US office, but to
our UK address which is:
CRY Charity Stamps, 27 High Street, Eastleigh, SO50 5LF, UK.
We regret that we are unable to reimburse the mail
costs, so we suggest stamps are packaged in lightweight polythene mailers
obtainable from most stationery suppliers.
OR you can approach local people and firms yourself
(we issue you a letter of authorization to do this) to
donate stamps, then sell them yourself through your own eBay account, and
mail us a check (less your eBay and PayPal commissions, mailing costs etc)
when they've sold.
Small collectables and small antiques can be sent to our
San Diego office address. These will then be valued, and then
sold/auctioned to raise money for a designated CRY program of your choosing - please package all fragile items
very carefully to reduce the chance of damage in the mail and if of any
higher value, we recommend you use an insured mail service.
San Diego, CA 92129. USA
Tel: (360) 312-3195
email: usoffice @cryusa.org
We regret that CRY USA, its employees and its directors
cannot be held responsible (or will reimburse) for any items lost or damaged
in the mail. Any claims must be made to the shipping carrier involved - e.g.
USPS, DHL, FedEx, UPS etc.
Selling on eBay:
Did you know that under the Mission Fish initiative,
you can choose CRY USA as your chosen charity to receive a donation
(min 10%) from items you sell on eBay? Just choose CRY when you list the
item, nominate the % donation, and that's it - as long as the item sells,
you are blessing needy children. Our eBay user account is 'cryusa'.
If you have a few voluntary hours spare...we would love to
from you. There are lots of ways in which you can help...something for
Translate this Website:
We urgently need people able to translate these web
pages (free of charge) into the following languages.
If you would like to help in this way, and have the
experience or native tongue, please
email us giving details of what you can offer.
Goods & Services:
Another way you can help is by providing FREE (or
goods or services - some examples are:
Web design work and/or site hosting fees
Translation work on this website
Brochure design and general art/graphics work
Publicity and media promotion
Multimedia video production (Web and DVD)
Journalism (some possibilities to visit charity programs)
Items for us to sell on eBay and Amazon
Free lease (or very low rent) retail premises from which we
can set up either a thrift shop or English Tearoom - might consider profit
Printing (digital or litho) of
brochures, newsletters and flyers etc
Mailing costs of sending items/letters to supporters
In exchange, we will do our best to mention your
generosity (unless instructed otherwise) in publications, this website,
media press releases, etc.
CRY USA is registered as a 501(c)(3) public
charity in N. America - EIN 20-3157407
Care and Relief for the Young (CRY) is registered in the UK - Charity No.1011513