Children Helping Children

One of the most valuable lessons children can learn is to help others who are less fortunate than they are. Unfortunately, it is not a lesson that most children have the opportunity to learn. Nor is it a simple task to endow them with an appreciation for the connections they can have with other children half a world away. Perhaps surprisingly, then, much of the success of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund is due to the efforts of American school children. Impressed with the work done in Madagascar and touched by the needs of Malagasy children, several schools have sponsored fundraisers to benefit MAF. Through these projects, the school children have learned that they have it in their power to help other children tangibly and directly, even those on the other side of the planet.

Get Involved

Help support our work in Madagascar.

Alternatively, you can send a donation directly to us, made out to: "The Madagascar Ankizy Fund/284300"

Mailing Address:
The Madagascar Ankizy Fund
c/o Department of Anatomical Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8081

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

QUESTIONS? Write to the Founder and Executive Director of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund, Dr. David W. Krause (Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8081, U.S.A.), send an e-mail, or call (631-444-3117).

Fundraising Ideas

Many schools have already held fundraisers to benefit the Madagascar Ankizy Fund. These fundraisers have often been simple and fun for the children who organized them, but each has contributed greatly to the mission of MAF. One of the most successful was developed by the Joseph A. Edgar School in Rocky Point, NY. Students there have been holding Read-A-Bookathons for over 10 years, asking sponsors to help them raise money to assist the children in Madagascar. Each sponsor contributed a certain amount of money for each book read. Teachers participated by helping to organize the project and determine the length of the book appropriate for each grade level. These students were able to raise enough money to build a whole school (The Rocky Point School)! Other fundraisers have also been successful. Dogwood Elementary School in Smithtown, NY held a fashion show and West Hills Montessori School in Huntington Station, NY sold dinosaur T-shirts and other paraphernalia. There are many different ways in which you can help. Hold a bake sale. Have a walk-a-thon. Hold a car-wash. Sell candy. Be creative!