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101 Ways to Help our Nonprofit Program

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

We’ve had many inquiries about how to help so our team put together this idea of suggestions. Some are unique to our martial arts school. Some are super ideas for helping nonprofits anywhere.

We welcome all volunteers! You don’t have to be a martial artist to want to make the world better. Invite your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to become part of our mission to help children reach their potential and make Milwaukee a stronger, safer and more inclusive community!

What to do?

Everyone is different! There are many ways to be a part of the solution. Together we can do great things! This is not an all-inclusive list. We welcome ideas, creativity and your unique talents. Some things take longer than others, so you may need to pick more than one. Some are more suitable for adults. Build a service plan that works for you. It’s not in any particular order, although lead instructors are always our biggest need.

  1. Adult Lead Instructors at After School Programs Multiple Locations M-F sometime between 2:30-6:00 and Saturday Morning. Call for schedule.

  2. Assistant Instructors at After School Programs

  3. Adult Lead Instructors at Holton Youth & Family Center (HYFC) Call for schedule.

  4. Assistant Instructors at HYFC

  5. Homework Help at HYFC MTTh 5:15-6:00pm Sun 11:00am

  6. Serve as a Board Member

  7. Board Committee (adults) Friendraising/Fundraising

  8. Board Committee (adults) Marketing

  9. Board Committee (adults) Programs

  10. Board Committee (adults) Finance

  11. Be on our Gala Committee

  12. Join the Annual Campaign Committee

  13. Help with Gala Set Up and Take Down

  14. Prepare Annual Campaign Mailers

  15. Host an informational lunch

  16. Have a pre-event cocktail party

  17. Help with website

  18. Write articles for our blog/newsletter

  19. Create short promotional videos about student activities

  20. Create short promotional videos about fundraising events

  21. Be a J.K. Lee location ambassador Make announcements, pass out flyers

  22. Be a corporate ambassador

  23. Create a matching campaign for the gala

  24. Create a matching campaign for end of year drive

  25. Host a donor breakfast

  26. Help with monthly lunch & learns at HYFC

  27. Host a corporate lunch & learn

  28. Help at Friday Family Nights

  29. Contribute a dish for a Friday Family Night Dinner

  30. Work with our Friday afternoon sparring class at HYFC

  31. Watch Front Desk at HYFC

  32. Help with Inventory at HYFC

  33. Help with filing at HYFC

  34. Hand write thank you notes

  35. Help with cleaning at HYFC

  36. Collect nonperishable kid snack food

  37. Collect gently used (but still tournament approved) sparring gear

  38. Help set up our Haunted House (October 26)

  39. Work at our Haunted House

  40. Help with 2019 Summer Camp Week

  41. Help with Twitter

  42. Help with Instagram

  43. Help with Facebook

  44. Share, like and comment on our Facebook Posts

  45. Mentor/Partner an individual student

  46. Help with Spring Carnival

  47. Host a Korean Cooking Class

  48. Organize Library at Holton

  49. Organize donated sparring gear

  50. Take home/launder/return school uniforms

  51. Help our Grant Writer

  52. Make thank you calls

  53. Provide information at Open Houses

  54. Help with special school programs

  55. Promote our Amazon Smiles link

  56. Officiate at Testings at HYFC

  57. Sell J.K. Lee City Youth Merchandise

  58. Help with Neighborhood Walk

  59. Help at area clean ups

  60. Help at National Night Out

  61. Create Giving Tuesday flyer

  62. Share Giving Tuesday Information

  63. Design Handouts for Students

  64. Share CYMAP student stories

  65. Prep materials for new volunteers

  66. Prep materials for annual all school instructor meeting

  67. Help with Instructor Reflection Lunch

  68. Staff an informational table at testing

  69. Create and Distribute Yard Signs

Help between classes at HYFC for club time by

  1. Teaching Piano

  2. Reading to small children

  3. Working on a craft

  4. Playing chess

  5. Do a science experiment

  6. Other music lessons

Help raise funds by:

  1. Bake sale

  2. Car wash

  3. Yard sale

  4. Penny War

  5. Valentine Sale

  6. Cupcake War

  7. Dodgeball Tournament

  8. Dog/Pet Show

  9. Kick Marathon

  10. Pancake Breakfast

  11. Rummage Sale

  12. Gift Wrapping Service

  13. Chili Cook Off

  14. Dog Wash

  15. Art Show

  16. Talent Show

  17. Pie Throwing Contest

  18. Spaghetti Dinner

  19. Celebrate your birthday on Facebook

  20. Promote our Amazon Smiles link

  21. Sell gala tickets

  22. Organize a “dine out for CYMAP” night

  23. Host a self-defense workshop for your team/school/work

  24. Find auction item donors

  25. Solicit Corporate Sponsorships

And if you’re stuck wondering what to do or have an extra hour

  1.  Call our Executive Director and see what we most need this week!

Giving and Getting

Studies show that charitable giving and service activates the same parts of your brain as eating chocolate or drinking a glass of wine. It feels good to give. We think you’ll be surprised by all you get in return. We learn from our students and families. We become more aware and understanding. Our own martial arts practice becomes stronger.

Thank you!

Our program is made possible through your support, generosity and love of martial arts. We are proud of the growth we see in our students and the difference we are making in the community!


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