Around the world, CARE Members and Affiliates are organizing events, public speeches, challenge tours – all with the help of committed volunteers. They raise awareness, engage the public and bring the needs of poor people to the attention of politicians. Here are a few examples. If you are interested and want to become engaged, contact the CARE Member in your country.
Walk In Her Shoes
In 2011, CARE Australia launched the “Walk In Her Shoes” campaign, challenging people to walk 10,000 steps per day for a week while raising money to help empower women and girls to lift themselves out of poverty. Many corporate partners, a number of schools and 850 people in total participated.
The yearly SKI4CARE sports event brings together companies and partners. At the ski resort Mont Avila in Quebec, skiers and boarders have a unique experience – and together they raise funds to support CARE projects worldwide.
"My journey to Japan in 2011 after the Tsunami catastrophe was a life-changing experience. I performed for survivors in their emergency shelters supported by CARE and realized how much hope and solace music can bring. Music is a universal language and I see it as my responsibility to help people through the strength of music. I am therefore delighted to be an ambassador for CARE International.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. Improve basic health and education, fight hunger, increase access to clean water, expand economic opportunity, confront climate change are tasks as well on the agenda of CARE.
I personally want to contribute to a world of hope, tolerance and social justice by supporting CARE. Please feel welcome to support this mission. Together we can make a difference."
International Women’s Day
CARE Austria held an outstanding event on the occasion of the 100th International Women’s Day. 300 key people from finance institutions, research institutes, media, NGOs and politics as well as close partners and friends of CARE Austria gathered in the historical building of Palais Niederösterreich to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and held a panel discussion on the impact of investing in women and economic empowerment.
The 2011 CARE London to Brighton Bike Ride was a huge success, with 82 participants completing the 56-kilometre route from capital to coast. There was a fantastic mix of people on the bike ride: some new to cycling and some who had taken part in all three CARE London to Brighton Bike Rides, young and old, regular CARE supporters and those new to the charity, people training for the CARE London to Paris Bike Ride, CARE campaigners and regular givers, CARE staff and trustees, individuals and groups.
To celebrate the accomplishments of women and recognize the challenges they still face, CARE USA celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day by kicking off its annual conference. The annual event united hundreds of CARE supporters: individuals, partner organizations, donors and corporate partners. During the three-day event advocates learned about a range of CARE’s work and issues, including panels on social entrepreneurship, aid effectiveness and gender norms. Participants also heard from CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle, Melinda Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Former First Lady Laura Bush. In addition, overseas staff from nearly 40 CARE countries, from Egypt to Afghanistan participated in the conference and shared their unique in-country perspective.