Gather friends, have fun, support community development

In locations across the U.S., students have formed clubs called All Students Against Poverty (ASAP). The first ASAP club was founded in 2001 by five creative and dedicated students at York School in Monterey, CA.

ASAP clubs work to raise awareness and funds for Tabitha Cambodia’s model of community development that provides training and employment to the poorest segments of society and leads to stable incomes for families.

Selling Tabitha cottage goods provides a great way for teenagers to get involved – at their schools or other community venues.  Students can also launch a fundraising project for water wells, schools, or housebuilding.  ASAP clubs have run special Valentine’s Day “Have a Heart” fundraisers, or collaborated with hair salons on “Cuts for Cambodia.” In 2010, U.S. students borrowed an idea from Tabitha Singapore and ran “Ponzi with a Purpose” schemes – where every student gave $2, then found three others to give $2, who then found others, and so on.

 

Interested in starting an ASAP club at your school? 

Contact us for a starter kit (and moral support!) to help you get up and running. Possible ASAP activities include:

– creative fundraising for wells, pigs, houses

– sponsoring speakers about the Tabitha community development model

– selling hand-woven silk goods at local bazaars and school event