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Sanctuary for Kids exists because of the global community that wants to make a difference. We encourage you to fundraise in your own communities in the way that works best for you! Please write in and tell us what you are doing and we will post it here. For more information on organizing your own event click here...








CANADA - caring Cans for Sanctuary for Kids

February 10th, 2016
Can Recycling

Once again Donna Carr spent quite a lot of time raising money for S4K - $1000 for recycyling cans and bottles and accepting generous donations from other sources - for a very impressive total of $1,300.25

This is Donna's account.

 “I raised $1000.00 from recycling empty bottles and cans that friends and family members donated to me as a continued extension from the previous Caring Cans for S4K that I did in 2014.

$ 200.25 was donated in honour of my friend Penny (You may recall she was a friend of mine who was killed when her friend scared her with a frog and she jumped in front of a truck) The funds for this donation where made through jewelry items I made.

25 cents from a little 4 year old I met in the grocery-after a long discussion with her grandma about S4K. I gave the little girl my bracelet I was wearing in turn she told me to give the money to the kids that she really did not need her gum ball”.

And lastly Penny's mum donated $100 in Penny's honour"

We thank you all so much.


FINAL UPDATE - February 8th, 2016

biathlon 2016 total
As you can see the total raised this year was $1078 - over $350 more than last year! Wonderful. And once again a sincere thankyou to everyone involved. 
Click the following links and you can visit the fundraisers Facebook Page
and see their videos on their YouTube Channel

UPDATE : January 30th. 2016

Please check out & support 'Action For S4K' and their recent Biathlon fundraiser taking place this coming weekend (January 30th-31st)

Our intrepid fundraisers are off and running or in this case - off on their skis. This is their 3rd biathlon....

Good luck all, have fun. Our sincere thanks to all participants and and your generous supporters.

For more information visit : Biathlon for S4K - 3


UPDATE: Sept 15/2015 - Total money raised for Bea's latest successful fundraiser = $1,060 - Thank you so very much

Malta is an archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the worlds smallest and most densely populated countries with a population of 416,000 It's capital Valetta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On August 26th Bea and Carmen will take part in a specially organized one-day kayaking tour from Gozo to Comino and back to Gozo.
Bea will swim one-way (2.5km) before climbing into the kayak. The distance of the tour is around 10km. They will have the opportunity to discover Comino’s famous caves, which were used as locations for "The Count of Monte Cristo".

Thank you to Gozo Adventures for their support. (Check out their website Bea and Carmen welcome anyone who is in Malta the end of August and would like to join them.The cost for the tour, including equipment, safety-instructions and a picnic-lunch are € 60 per person, of which € 10 will be donated to #S4K. You can sponsor them through the S4K donation page using the hashtag #MalteseCrossing. Please send a screenshot or copy of your PayPal receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that they can keep track of the donations.

You can check out Bea and Carmen's blog for photos and notes on their recent trip to Nepal. 

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UPDATE - June 29TH, 2015

Huge thanks to the team for organizing the event and raising $1,600

Participants: Team Switzerland: Claudia, Patrick, Claudia #2, Philipp, Patrizia, Köbi, Jaqueline, Martina and ROCKY Team Germany: Vera, Carmen, Kathrin, Natascha, Bea

Thanks also to the supporters / direct sponsors: Sara, Henrik from Berhaus Arflina and their fabulous team: Veronika, Nadine, Marc, José, Carina, Rosa, Gusti, Elena, Steffi, Iris and Sofia 

Das Berghaus Arflina

For more pictures check out the Facebook Hike and Roll Album
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Hike and Roll for S4K will take place on June 20th & 21st in Graubunden Switzerland - this is a joint team event from 'Full Charge for S4K' and 'Action for S4K'

Travel can be arranged from Stuttgart leaving Friday June 19th returning June 21st. For those travelling by train to Switzerland a pick-up can be arranged at Landquart train-station.

Accommodation will be arranged at an alpine cabin "Berghaus Arflina" - for SFR 30 (includes breakfast) This is a special rate and part of this sum will generously be donated to S4K by the owners "Sarah and Henrick" Check our their website

The "Arflina" team will also be donating part of their charge for the after-hiking BBQ to Sanctuary for Kids.

Apart from swimming and archery, a professional basic first-aid course training course will be held on Saturday evening.

Please contact the organizers for more details if you want to join in the fun.




This fundraiser  can be sponsored until June 29th

"Please help spread the word"


AUSTRALIA - Rainbows of Love and Ripples Of hope


Update - May, 2015

We are so very happy to announce that the final amount raised by "Rainbows of Love and Ripples of Hope" was $2,486 - Fantastic - thank you so much. Nicole and Joke started their adventure with a 50km non-stop hike in Brisbane which took them15.5h finishing at 2am.Two days later they flew to Nepal. They started their trek in Lukla at 2860m and finished in the monastery of Tengboche at 3867m. With the phenomenal scenery they felt like they were in a dream. They got to meet beautiful Nepalese people on the way and also experienced grueling climbs and slippery descents. They saw Mount Everest together and felt the spirituality and emotional connections at the many monasteries and buddha temples. The following from Joke, encapsulates their experience at NOH.

"Back in Kathmandu we finally got to meet the beautiful, inspiring and amazing children we had, up until then, only read about and seen photos of. To be able to spend time with them and share smiles and laughter was truly beautiful and heart warming. During our time at NOH amazing memories were made: the kids teaching us how to eat with our hands, enjoying an afternoon of Nepali dancing in one of the kid's rooms, walking with the children to a local park and playing hide and seek with them, a morning of crafts, lunch at Papa's house, the laughs at the volunteer house, the day we moved house Nepali style, preparing and serving food to the homeless at Durbar Square (Curry without worry), yoga classes in the early mornings, some of the girls making our very own Kurtas and Salwars  and meeting Michael, who's such an incredible, generous and selfless human being with a heart of gold. And these are only a few of many wonderful memories that were made.

Leaving Nepal was very emotional and leaving our new friends and family behind was extremely difficult. Nepal is the most amazing country we have ever experienced and there are no words for the incredible spirit the people of Nepal have".

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April 20th, 2015

CoOperate Orchestra will once again (for the 11th time!) perform a concert raising funds for S4K :) The concert will take place Monday May 4th at 8pm and a 2nd concert has been scheduled for May 5th at 8pm. In light of the recent events in Nepal, they will be raising the money specifically for that cause.
This time the orchestra will be playing fragments from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Wyatt Earp, 1941, How to train your dragon and X Man Last Stand - 60 people in the orchestra and 180 people in the choir.
After the concert they will send us video links as soon as they are able to upload them. We look forward to that!

This is wonderful. Thank you Patrycja and the entire CoOperate Orchestra and choir.
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USA - "Say Cheese" Photo Booth - Kids helping Kids

2015 UPDATE - May 31st, 2015

The kids held their photo booth last week and it was a great success! The students and the staff at Longfellow Elementary school were very supportive and the kids earned $165 in profits which was donated to S4K This amount was also matched by a donation from the school's student council for a  total of $330
The kids ran the photo booth, took orders and photos, figured our profits and explained to their customers why they'd chosen to donate their profits to S4K. To quote one of our students, Makenna: "Sanctuary for Kids wants kids to be safe and that's really, really important."
Thank you Team Wisdom - this is Awesome!
April 29th, The 4th and 5th grade students of the Longfellow Elementary School's 'Entrepreneurs Club'  - in West Allis, Wisconsin, have come up with a terrific idea for raising funds; they would like to donate the profits from their "business" to Sanctuary for Kids. They will be operating a photo booth during the school day later this spring as their business, (the exact date to be determined). The kids are very excited about donating their profits to S4K!  Thank you 'Team Wisdom' - you are an inspiration


UK - Cape Town Cycle Tour Challenge

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Update April 8th

Rasheeda and her sister Labieba raised over $400 for S4K - Thank you both so much and what a wonderful trip.
Excerpts from Rasheeda February's account of their journey. Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015  ... and beyond ...

Not even the disappointment of the reduced route could dampen the excitement leading up to the weekend.  This was further enhanced when we arrived at the Lifecycle Expo Friday afternoon to finalise registration and collect our race packs.  And then Sunday, 8th March 2015 arrived.

At 05h30 in the morning on our way into town, almost every second/third vehicle on the road to the start had a bike or two on their rack.... 32,000 plus  riders lining up at the start ... being sent off in groups from 06h00 - 10h00..... The Cape Town people came out in droves to spur on the cyclist along the route.  The entertainment along the way.  The camaraderie of other cyclists. The amazing volunteer event stewards.  The organisation.  And the spirit of the 'Solidarity Ride'.  What an atmosphere!

The circular nature of the revised route along the three lane highway allowed outgoing cyclists to see returning cyclist heading for the finish line and vice versa.  It also uniquely allowed cyclists to tackle the infamous Edinburgh drive  and Wynberg Hill climbs from both directions.

For me the ride was a mixed experience.  Steady and sometimes walking pace climbs, long sections of flat riding and some exhilarating but hair raising  descents.  The last descent at a crazy 65km/h, after coming around 'Hospital Bend', with a clear view of Table Mountain, Cape Town CBD, the harbour with Robben Island in the distance was the most memorable.  A view one can normally only see through the front windscreen of a moving motor vehicle.  Labieba on the other hand went for it from the start and recorded a personal best for the distance.  Taking into account my very relaxed approach to the ride, I recorded a time that was in line with our training rides here in the UK. 

We drove part of the route before we left Cape Town and both of us realised that on the day we missed quite a few landmarks along the route.  We are putting it down to total focus on getting to the finish line ... LOL.

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016? ... DEFINITELY!

February 10th, 2015 -
Rasheeda February is from Cambridge, England. On 8th March 2015, she will be participating in the world’s largest individually timed cycle race which is taking place in South Africa. 109km around one of the worlds most beautiful peninsula's. Rasheeda's sister, Labieba is a cycling enthusiast and will be joining her in this challenge. They will donate £1/km to S4K for each km they complete on the day.

"35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop".For more information on this exciting and scenic event see 'Cape Town Cycle Tour'

Good luck to you both - We look forward to receiving some pictures of the event.

CANADA - caring Cans for Sanctuary for Kids

February 24th, 2015
Can Recycling
This is a late posting for a fundraising initiative which took place last summer. Donna Carr spent time collecting cans, bottles etc. for recycling, donating the refund money to Sanctuary for Kids.  By spreading the word to friends and neighbours she proved that every dime counts - the amount she raised was $581.40 - outstanding!

Donna also donated $200 in honour of her Grandma and a further $200 in honour of her Grandpa.  Thank you so much. You are an inspiration.

UK - Scavanger hunt before AT8

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If you are attending AT8 in London, here is really fun event, a scavenger hunt through London, being held on Thursday April 9th, 2015. (Sign up by March 1st)
You can follow the group on twitter @FindingS4K. $5 min. donation all proceeds to S4K. (Even if you cannot be there you can still donate).

FRANCE - Beautiful Earrings

February 19th, 2015
Last February Pascale Maldonado, designed, made and sold delightful and unique bracelets raising $680 which she donated to S4K. This year she has raised $900 for these beautiful earrings, pictured here. Thank you so much Pascale. These really are lovely.

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SWITZERLAND - Full Charge Ahead for S4K

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February 9th 2014

Following their successful fundraiser "Going the Extra Mile on Horse Bikes and Foot", Claudia and Patty, raised $360 for Patty's beautiful photographs of horses, a few of them are posted below. In addition to this Patty and Claudia have also donated $396 from their "Daily Money" during 2014. Thank you both so much.

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GERMANY - 2nd biathlon for S4K



Update - February 7th, 2014
A huge thank you to 'Action For S4K' for completing their second biathlon and raising an amazing $700 for Sanctuary For Kids.Participants in this energetic event were Carmen Heeger, Claudia Oynhausen, Michaela Zacher, Natascha Solito, Claudia Heidemann, Michael Hoffmann and Bea Lang. Thank you all so much.

January 17th - January 18th 2015
The 2nd edition of the #S4K Biathlon Workshop will take place at Nordic-Schule Notschrei, Passhöhe 6 in 79674 Todtnau, Black Forest, Germany.

On Saturday there will be 2 x 2 hrs of training for cross-country skiing, followed on Sunday by a 3 hrs training session for laser-shooting and technics. Followed by the big finale of a  "Just-For-Fun" Biathlon-Relay!
Here is your chance to explore this exciting sport!

Registration-Deadline for participants is Thursday, January 8th 2015.
For more details send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in contact via Facebook or Twitter.
Special rates are availabllyof  €80 instead of €137 for the workshop and equipment!
The hotel also offers a special deal: €40 per person a night in a double room, including breakfast. The group will be staying for two nights. Friday - Sunday.

If you can't take part, but would like to support the group? Great! they can be sponsored directly via, stating #BiathlonForS4K_2 in the comment field and emailing them a copy of your PayPal receipt. - Deadline for donations is Monday, February 2nd 2015

POLAND - 2 more fundraising concerts

Patrycja Kubiak and the Cooperate Orchestra have two more concerts dedicated to S4K scheduled for November 30th and December 1st!

This are the 7th and 8th concerts they have performed for S4K and we are so grateful! This is a huge symphony orchestra, mixed and childrens' choir and some really fantastic pieces of film music. This time they will perform soundtrack fragments from Star Wars, Shrek, The Patriot, Chicken Run, and Signs.

What a wonderful and enjoyable way to support S4K. Thank you so much.
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GERMANY - Socks for S4K

October 24th, 2014 - We apologize for not mentioning this sooner. Claudia Oynhausen wanted to raise money for S4K and so she knitted 35 pairs of socks which were sold at AT7 and raised $280. She also intends to knit more sock for AT8......On her birthday in June she asked for donations to S4K instead of gifts and a $120 was donated. Thank you Clauda, love the socks and your generosity.

 GERMANY - Action for S4K - Swim for S4K"

Update January 4th, 2015 - Total raised for the swim - $1,125 Awesome.
Update November 29th, 2014 -

 Adding up everyone's individual distance - instead of a mere 4000m relay the Team collectively swam 16.6km or 10.5 miles in 01:46hrs. 664 (25m) lanes 

The Team: Swimmers: Bea, Claudia, Patrizia, Carmen, Tanja, Kathrin, Vera, Angelika, Frank - Accountants: Roman and my Bea's MumFoto: Johannes

As of today - the total is $850 and counting. Congratulations everyone! Fantastic


October 20th, 2014 - Beatrice Lang is once again exerting herself (literally) by continuing her "Action for S4K program with another "Swim for S4K" . 

On November 22nd Bea will be swimming 4K = 4000m non-stop (only mini-breaks for a fews sips of water every 500m). In addition her friends came up with the idea of swimming a 4000m relay. So it is also a team effort, which is marvelous. We love the idea of team challenges, they are fun and we so appreciate it when friends want to be involved. Bea's Mum will be offering moral support by cheering them on. "Go Team Go"
For more details - contact @ActionForS4K on Twitter or Facebook

Time and Date: Sunday, November 22nd / 15:00 - 18:00
Location: Hallenbad Kemnat, Hagäckerstrasse 42, 73760 Ostfildern (near Stuttgart)



USA - raising S4K awareness in chicago

Update: September 15, 2014 - The fundraisers Kyla and Krystle raised an impressive $1,800 for S4K at the Chicago Con. this was a terrific initiative - we are so pleased that your efforts were rewarded and we thank you both very much.

August 14th, 2014 - Kyla and Krystle are doing a fundraising event to benefit S4K in Chicago after the Stargate Convention on August 17 – if you are attending the convention - go down to the Directors room on the lower level of the Westin O’Hare hotel at 7 pm and check it out.
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SWITZERLAND - going the extra mile on horses, bikes & foot.

Update: August 14th, 2014 - looks like a lot of fun was had by our fundraising participants. Check out the Extra Mile update

June 27th, 2014 - On the 26th July, Claudia and Patty have organised a special "Going the Extra Mile with S4K" event. There will be about 20 to 30 people riding horses, bikes or walking the extra mile. This will be followed by a barbeque. An entire fun day dedicated S4K. We look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing all about it. A great way to support our event. Thank you so much



UK - walk to York for S4K

Update: August 14th, 2014 - WOW! These hardy people - raised an amazing $3,000 for their efforts. The hike took it's toll on our intrepid explorers, who suffered  with sore feet, blisters, and aching muscles but what a wonderful result. THANK YOU.


June 27th, 2014 - Sophie Orchard and a group of friends will be walking from Leeds to York (approx, 25 miles) on July 26th. All proceeds from this sponsored walk will be going to S4K. Quite the hike, but very scenic. Good luck to you all and we hope you all have really good walking shoes, or lots of Band-Aids!  Many thanks. 


GERMANY - concert for S4K

Update: October 1st, 2014 - The concert raised $213 in donations to S4K - thank you so much Iris, the organizers and of course the audience.
August 14th, 2014 - Iris Hachtroudian, a very talented singer/songwriter, is planning a small concert at the Havanna Cocktail bar in Stuttgart in aid of S4K.on September 28th at 7 pm. If you live in area, please support Iris and S4K – I am sure you will have a very enjoyable evening.

SWITZERLAND - S4K beaded bracelets and keychains

June 27th, 2014 - Manuela Sophia Santos is making this beautiful beaded bracelets for S4K. Each bracelet is individually made to fit your wrist size. They take some time to make and she would like to get a $20 donation to S4K for each one, this price includes shipping. S4K Keychains are also available. You can contact Manuela through her Facebook page.


GERMANY - Skydive for S4K

June 27th, 2014 - Kathrin Siegmund is planning a tandem skydive in support of S4K. She plans on doing this in April/May 2015. However, in order to be able to do this she has to first lose 25kg of weight. (This is in addition to the 20kg she has already lost.) as the maximum allowable weight for this skydive is 95kg. We wish you all the very best luck Kathrin, keep us posted on your progress. Thank you for your support.

AUSTRALIA - Rainbows of Love and Ripples Of hope

June 27th, 2014 - The lives of Nicole Gillespie and Joke Van Laere crossed through their commitment to S4K - and they have been inseparable ever since. They decided to combine efforts and celebrate their friendship by raising money for S4K. So...... in March 2015, they are planning a 100k non-stop hike in under 30 hours in Brisbane (this is the challenge), followed by a 5-day trek in Nepal (this will be the celebration).  How wonderful,  we look forward to following the progress of this ambitious quest.


USA - Woodwork And Crafts

June 6th, 2014 - For AT events 4,5,6 and 7 and TSE Susan Haugh made 2 wall clocks and 6 or 7 wood puzzle boxes, which all together raised a little over $3,000 at the auctions. More of her work was sold at a silent auction and combined with the profits of several thousand that she donated from her craft shows, she has been exemplary supporter of S4K. Her work has included all kinds of hand painted wooden boxes and objects, wreaths and candle arrangements for and Christmas. Here is a small sample of her work, We cannot thank you enough Susan. Your work is delightful.



GERMANY - Teamwork - fishing for S4K Auction + Action for S4K

June 5th, 2014 - Team members of 'Fishing for S4K', together with 'Action for S4K' raised $1,550 at an auction held on May 30th in Dusseldorf during the weekend of Fedcon.  A huge thank you to all. Your unwavering support is lauded and applauded.


NETHERLANDS - Photograph of Amanda

May 5th, 2014.- Jessica De Vries is a photographer and recently she sold an Amanda Tapping print that she had taken at AT7. This beautiful photo raised a total of $140.00 CAD. All proceeds went to S4K. Thank you Jessica it is very much appreciated.

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POLAND - 6th fundraising concert in Poland

UPDATE - May 25th - $1650 was raised for this performance - thank you so much Patricia Kubriak and the CoOperate Orchestra, your continuous support means such a lot to S4K.
May 3rd, 2014
- "Triumphant Return", a concert by "The CoOperate Orchestra" will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2014. This is the 6th time they have performed a concert for Sanctuary for Kids. They have raised thousands of dollars for Sanctuary for Kids. Usually they perform one concert but due to popular demand they are performing two evenings. Wish we could be there and we cannot thank them enough for their support!

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April 30th, 2014 - Thank you so much to Hub Productions, Australia for generously matching $1,700  raised at the conventions in Perth and Adelaide for a total of $3,400 (Cdn)  for S4K. It is so appreciated.

CANADA - Infinity Scarves

April 30th 2014 - Kim Fila from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada started sewing infinity scarves in November 2013.  At AT7 she donated  the money she had made. She sold them for $10 Canadian each to people all over the world. The total she raised was a very impressive $1,600 Thank you so much Kim, your scarves are fabulous.
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AUSTRALIA - Cross Stitch Masterpiece

April 30th, 2014 -  Last August we mentioned Joke Van Leare from Brisbane Australia, who did "Rainbow Run for Mila" - dedicated to her young niece who had sadly passed away. Joke raised $2672 for S4K for that event.  Recently she donated this amazing cross stitch 'picture' which took her 9 months to complete. It was auctioned off at AT7 and raised approx. $900 for S4K . Thank you Joke for your amazing dedication and continued support.

Joke crossstitch

USA - Corded Bracelets 

April 30th, 2014 - We mentioned Tina Nowatchik's corded bracelets back in 2012 - They cost $5 each and she has donated all the proceeds from them to S4K. They have been sold at Gabit events including AT7 and shipped to people around the world. She believes she has made over 600 bracelets for the charity since she started. That is a lot of work.....A supporter of S4K since 2009 she has been involved in various fundraising initiatives including a weight-loss program which raised $450 - Thank you Tina we really appreciate your very loyal support. 


SWEDEN - Angies Designs

April 30th 2014 - Angela Malmberg designs t-shirts/hoddies/phone covers etc. So far she has generously donated $250 to S4K from her sales, with another $60 coming in shortly - Thank you so much Angie ....You can view all of Angies designs on the Redbubble website by clicking on the pictures

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CANADA - Birthday Gifting

April 16th, 2014 - Young SAM JOHNSON - asked his friends to donate  to "Sanctuary for Kids", instead of giving him presents on his 6th birthday! because he wanted to give to children less fortunate than himself.  The total amount of donations came to an amazing $310.00  - Thank you so much Sam - that was very generous of you!  and we hope you had a very Happy Birthday.



April 16th, 2014 - Our favourite and fabulous photographer - Dennis Ilic together with Ken Meere, generously donated $450.00 to S4K.

Thanks guys, you are awesome!


UK - Costume Sale

April 5th, 2014 - Big thank you to Claire Cowan who donated the proceeds from the sale of some costumes to S4K

Claire's made $85 at Chevron 8.1 in the UK and a further $115 at a private sale. $200 total. Very generous and much appreciated.


gERMANY - Biathlon for S4K

Update April 23rd, 2014 - Total money raised by Bea and her team $1,577.00 - Wow!
Update March 18th, 2014-
Yea!  - Bea Lang and her team of athletes completed their biathlon at Todtnau in Germany's beautiful Black Forest. Bea and her friends - Carmen,Tanja. Vera, Rena, Heidi, and Manuela, cross-country skiied their way across the snow. Falling down - then jumping up to shoot the targets, laughing a lot I am sure! ALL FOR S4K.  What a challenge - well done people! Thank you also to the hotel Gersbacherhof and Nordic-Schule Notschrei - ski school that helped sponsor this event.

Biathalon After


CANADA - “From Kids to Kids with Love”

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - 4pm at Hillside Baptist Church

870 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

Tickets at the door: Adults $20, Children free

Concert followed by reception

All proceedings are going to Sanctuary for Kids

“The main inspiration for our concert “From Kids to Kids with Love” came from the idea of my students, the children with all the necessary resources to thrive, helping out others who are less fortunate, by performing and sharing the love of music. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for us to give back a little of what we’ve been given. It helps us to keep perspective on what is most important in life, as there is no greater value and satisfaction that comes with helping others”.

Thank you so much, this is so heartwarming.

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AUSTRALIA – Climbing Everest for “Hope”

Beginning - March 1st, 2014 - Marnie, Michelle, Hanna and Jen will be climbing Everest base camp for baby "HOPE" at Nepal Orphans Home.

"This two week gruelling trek will test our determination and commitment and knowing we have everyone’s donations to hand deliver to Hope at the end, will give us the strength to achieve this monumental challenge. We would love your support by donating as much as you can to this wonderful cause”.

Follow this incredible effort on their Facebook page. Donations can be made through the website Climbing Everest For Hope

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Virtual AT Event (VA2)

UPDATE - April 5th, 2014 - Thank you Harmony and friends for organizing this and most of all - for raising $624.11 for this fun event.

February 20th - 25th
Not going to AT7 but still want to help Sanctuary for Kids? You’re not alone. In 2012 a virtual event was held for people who were unable to attend the AT6 event in London. This year another event is being held during AT7 which sounds like a lot of fun! Plus you can support Sanctuary for Kids at the same time.

Events include an auction, a scavanger hunt and smaller games.Thanks Harmony and other fans that helped organize this.Full details can be found here - check it out!

Virtual AT Event (VA2)

USA - Amanda Tapping Key chains

UPDATE - April 5th, 2014 - Thank you to Wendy Phillips - she raised $78 for these lovely key chains.

Please check out these elegant Amanda Tapping Key Chains from the website of Wendy Phillips' "Fan Art Designs".

Each key chain contain one of Dennys Ilic's famous photographs from his 2011 photo-shoot with Amanda Tapping in Australia. Three different pictures to choose from
Each keychain measures 1.4 inches x 2 inches and is made from 100% quality acrylic just $7.00 each.

All profits from the sale of this keychain to be donated to 'Sanctuary for Kids'.
(Reproduction of Amanda's photograph with kind permission of Dennys Ilic).



UK - DecaffeiNATed

17th February, 2014- UPDATE - Nathalie Emery is once victorious!  She gave up caffeine for Sanctuary for Kids as she did in 2012. This time for two weeks - no caffeinated beverages or chocolate. Guess what? she raised $700 (do we hear cheering?) 
Thanks Nat - for your amazing will power and thank you to all who sponsored her.

UK - Sanctuary Santa

February 17th, 2014 - Our thanks to Lisa Coughlan for organizing “Sanctuary Santa” during the 2013 Christmas Season.
$396 was raised for S4K this year – wonderful! thank you to all who participated.

FRANCE - Bracelets for S4K

February 15th, 2014 - Pascale Maldonado from France -  is a nurse in neurosurgical intensive care. She made these beautiful and creative bracelets donating the proceeds of $680 to S4K because as she said '"Children's physical and mental suffering affects me a lot". Thank you Pascale.

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SCOTLAND - "Shaving my Head for S4K"

December 16th, 2013 - UPDATE.....Julia Smith bravely shaved her head on December 10th and raised an astonishing $2,005. As Julia said "I believe everyone has the ability to make the world a better place for the next generation". Yes indeed - Thank you so much.


October 4, 2013  Julia's plan is to shave her head, down to just stubble sometime in December. She is asking people to donate money to support this daring move. You can support her using hashtag #hair. She is doing this because she wants to others with disabilities, and to show them that while they might need help often, they can all still help others.  Everyone can make a difference no matter what their personal life challenges might be. Look for an update with the final result in December!


cANADA - Bracelets for S4K

Donna Carr created these beautiful bracelets and donated the money she made ($200) to S4K. She said "I cannot think of a better mission than what Sanctuary for Kids stands for - to improve the lives of children around the world".
Thank you Donna!

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AUSTRALIA - push-Ups for S4K

December 4th, 2013 - UPDATE ........ "SHE DID IT!"

Congratulations to Nicole. What a superhuman effort - 1000 pushups completed which raised a fantastic $1,212.81 for Sanctuary for Kids.Thank you so much! 

November 16th, 2013 - Support and sponsor Nicole Gillespie (gillespie_99 on twitter) as she does 1000 push ups to raise funds for Sanctuary for Kids (S4K). Good Luck Nicole! You go girl!

Nicole Gillespie push ups



Please check out this wonderful book by Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien. A beautifully written and illustrated Christmas story. The authors are generously donating part of the proceeds from the sale of the books to S4K. The perfect Christmas gift. Thank you so much. UPDATE...Kindle edition is available at

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        click here - "CHRISTMAS NEVERMORE'


USA - "The Shadows Walk"

Nikki Lyn is generously donating $2 for each sale of her new book "The Shadows Walk" ("Immortalis" saga) to S4K.

You can check it out here - the book is also available from Amazon.  Thanks so much Nikki.
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gERMANY - Swimming for S4K

- Beatrice Lang swam for one hour straight for her "Swimming for S4K" fundraiser. She received approval from the City of Boeblingen in Germany for this event and raised an incredible $1,822.00  Well done Bea!

Bea Lang Swim


POLAND - 5th fundraising concert in Poland

October 24th, 2013 - Patrycja Kubiak and the CoOperate Orchestra performed "Call of the Champions" in Poznan, Poland which featured music from "Indiana Jones", "Star Wars", "Home Alone", "Spiderman" and "Call of the Champions". Over the years they have performed to packed audiences and raised thousands of dollars for S4K. This time they raised $900 - Thank you so much.

Cooperate orchestra champions

FINLAND - Sanneke And Sanna Hike for S4K

August 2013 - The Fjällräven Classic is a yearly organized event that takes place in Swedish Lapland. Sanna and Sanneke hiked the110 km with with full packs, weighing little over 15 kg each. This challenging hike took 5 days and raised $1,200 for S4K. What a wonderful experience!
Sanna pic

GERMANY - Community Celebration Honours S4K

August 1, 2013 When Hannah of Stuttgart, was Christened this spring, her mother arranged for the church collection to go towards Sanctuary for Kids. This raised $440 for the charity and gave a new perspective to Hannah and her brother Jan, pictured here. Thank you!



AUSTRALIA - Road to Sanctuary

August, 2013 - Joke Van Laere or Brisbane, Australia -  raised an amazing $2,672 for S4K through her "Rainbow Run for Mila" in remembrance of her young niece. Thank you so much Joke.

Joke Van Laere


UK - Road to Sanctuary

August, 2013 - Another contributor to Road to Sanctuary was Tara Kala Wong who raised $175.00 for her walk

Thanks Tara.

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UK - Fishing @ O'Neills Fundraiser

July 2013 - Fundraiser ran by a group of fans called Fishing for S4K. They raised an incredible $2375 through things like online auction, quizzes and blue jello!
Thanks people!


fishing at ONeils

CANADA - Following one's Passion

July 6, 2013: So Malvina Landen of Vancouver, BC grew up as a huge fan of Stargate. She taught herself to draw and paint by capturing the face of Amanda Tapping. Twelve years later, she has developed considerable skill. In fact, many people agree with her. In less than two months she has raised over $12,300 by selling four drawings and a painting of Amanda. What a way to discover one's gifts! Thank you!




UK - Fishing for Sanctuary for Kids

July 6, 2013: This coming week, a birthday party in London for Jessica De Vries will also be raising money for Sanctuary for Kids. over $180 has already been raised in preparation for the event. There will be an online auction for those who will not be in town. Cheers, and happy birthday, Jessica!


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USA - Penny Harvest

In June, 2013 - S4K received $350.00 donation from "Penny Harvest" - A big thank you to the students of Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School in Bronx, New York. The students raised every cent - one penny at a time and chose to support S4K.  Kids helping kids - fantastic.

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POLAND - Another Fabulous Night of Music!

April 27th,  Patrycja Kubiak and the CoOperate Orchestra and Choir performed "Flight to Neverland"  for a packed audience in Poznan, Poland. Over $750 was raised for Sanctuary for Kids. Well done!



NEW ZEALAND - Triple Peaks Challenge

March 9, 2013: Jyandra Maciel has completed her 47 km run through New Zealand wine country and whose loyal group of supporters raised over $2000 for S4K along the way. Congratulations, Champa, and thank you!




pOLAND - Orchestra Back by Popular Demand

This Friday, November 30th, the CoOperate Orchestra and Choir will perform "Dry Your Tears" in Poznan, Poland. With over 200 people standing or sitting in the aisles at the concert in October, Patrycja Kubiak and her 243 colleagues decided it was worth a repeat performance. This will be the third concert that they have hosted with all proceeds going to Sanctuary for Kids. Thank you to all organizers and performers!



uK - AT6 Raises over $47000 for Sanctuary for Kids

A very big thanks to the GABIT team who hosted another highly successful fundraising weekend- it is amazing what a small determined group of people can achieve. In addition, it is a warm wonderful time; where friends are re-united, new connections are made, and many laughs are had!


Operation North Pole is Back for a fourth year

If you're not familiar with the project, a minimum donation of $5 CAD to Sanctuary for Kids gives you the ability to send Amanda Tapping a Christmas card (or letter, drawing, etc.) and since Amanda was kind enough to sign two photos at Fan Expo Toronto, we'll also have an auction this year! For more information on how to participate you can visit the Facebook page at or, if you prefer Twitter, direct your tweets to @SanctuaryON




VAT 1 Raises $1000

First ever Virtual Amanda Tapping Event unites supporters unable to go to London and participate in the S4K auction in person. Pariticipants played in a virtual scavenger hunt and made personal donations, all in the name of being a part of it all- great fun! Read more

AUSTRALIA - Push Up Challenge

November 9th, 2012 Personal trainer Nicole Gillespie has organized a push up challenge at her fitness centre in Perth, Australia, for this weekend. All proceeds go to Sanctuary for Kids.



Olympic Torch Bearer, Sunday, July 24th

Julia Hague is one of the Torch Bearers for the Olympic Games in London this weekend. She is working hard to raise awareness for Sanctuary for Kids, through this honour, and is asking people to donate using #TorchFaceLondon2012. Good luck Julia!


3rd Annual Happy Birthday Project

Summer 2012: Project "Happy Birthday from Around the World" is back again this year! A Thank You scrapbook for Amanda Tapping is being put together so fans can tell her how much they appreciate what she's done for them while raising money for Sanctuary for Kids. You can participate for a minimum donation of $5 - just put "Thank You Scrapbook" in the comments section when you donate.

Bracelets for Charity

June 30, 2012: Tina Nowatchik is making corded bracelets and donating the proceeds to Sanctuary for Kids. For $5, you can have one of these homemade bracelets. Check out sizing and details on her blog:



A Virtual Village Video Game

June 14, 2012: Loved building the S4K Village? We invite you to play an interactive video game in the spirit of that fundraiser.  Show that you want to live with S4K, Amanda and all fans/supporters and make a donation to build your own virtual
house, with your own virtual character. Everyone who downloads the
finished game can visit your house then and learn about you. Or use
one of the many many other contribution ideas. Place a gravestone of
honor for someone you loved, so everyone can read your praise. Add
your own humor, figures and action. Possibilties are endless where the real world
ends. Horrible humor and merciless 2D included for a good cause.





To check out Amanda's Village, go to or @ConventionWoes on Twitter


Throwing Shot Put for S4K



Summer 2012: Single mum Sue Rann, of Hexham, Northumberland, is challenging an age-old stereotype this summer by entering the Highland Games as a novice thrower in the Heavy Events: shot put, scottish hammer, throwing the weight for distance, weight over bar, and tossing the caber. All proceeds go to Sanctuary for Kids.


47-year-old Sue was dubious at first because she was English, and thought only Scots could compete, but soon discovered that people all over the world, from Canada to Eastern Europe to Iceland, hold Highland Games! But the biggest surprise was that at most of the Games she has entered, she will be the only female competitor. “It's been a real eye-opener,” Sue says. “When I called the Games committees, they were all terrifically polite, but obviously quite taken aback to be approached by a woman. Of the twenty or so Games I'm competing in this summer, only two or three have Ladies' Heavy Events – in all the rest, I have to enter the Open Heavy Events with the men, and throw the men's weights.” These can weigh up to 56 lbs! check out Sue's blog and consider making a donation to S4K to support her in her efforts.


Running for a Cause



June 8, 2012:  Congratulations to Angela Malmberg and Christina Christensen, who just completed a 10 K run, raising over $400 for S4K.


Postcards for Amanda


Have you got something you’d love to tell Amanda Tapping but you’ve been too scared to say it?  Has she changed your life in a way you can’t express?  Here’s your chance to say it anonymously.  No fear of sounding like a fool and no fear of stuttering over your words.  Small Pebbles are organising a positive fundraiser called Postcards to Amanda.  The cards will be sent in one package at the beginning of August, 2012, so that they hopefully reach Amanda for her birthday.  There is no minimum or maximum donation on this one, and everyone with something positive to say to Amanda can join in. Follow the link for more information.


Raising Hunger Awareness for S4K

On the 22nd of Feb Emily Ahern and Sarah van Breda will begin an attempt to live for one week on just $2 of food and drink a day (the international poverty line).  They wish to raise sponsorship and then donate all proceeds to Sanctuary for Kids, and also to bring awareness to the facts of life for so many less fortunate than ourselves.


No Caffeine for Sanctuary for Kids

Nat Emery is giving up caffeine for the seek of February 1st - 7th. She is seeking sponsors to keep her motivated in her pursuit of a caffeine-free week. Since this is a very strong addiction, this is a serious matter. She will be donating all proceeds to S4K. For more info:



Weight Loss for Sanctuary for Kids

Tina Nowatchik set herself a three month goal and has lost 29.5 lbs, 4 inches from her waist and 3 inches from her hips. She got sponsors to see her through the process and has donated her collection to S4K. Way to go Tina!



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Apple Who Travels Fundraiser

Until February 10th, one of our signed copies of Apple Rocks and Apple Boxes  will be taking a global trek, and making money for us along the way. If you were not able to get a copy of the big and would like to be a part of this fundraiser, check out the blog.




Christmas Card Fundraiser

Operation North Pole is back this year. You can still send a message to Amanda that she will receive for Christmas!


Book of Illumination


Small Pebbles invite you to take part in creating a unique Book Of Illumination for Amanda Tapping, just enter your photo with a donation to s4k, check our website for details, ... you have until 14th January 2012 to enter.



Globetrotting Money-Raising Nubbins

These folks sent these two friends around the world, made a photo album of their travels for each, and auctioned them off at the Sanctuary Experience last summer in Vancouver. What an inspired idea!




Songs for Sanctuary (for Kids) 2!

Jennifer Shark and friends are back to perform in June for us. Thank you so much in advance!Saturday June 25, 2011 at 7.00 pm
The Triad NYC
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Tickets $25
Buy your tickets in advance via or at the door.
The Triad requires a 2 drink minimum. All ages show.
(You must be 21 years old or older to purchase alcohol.)

Vancouver Production for Sanctuary for Kids:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress a play by Alan Ball. This event took place in March, 2010, with $1 from every ticket sold going to Sanctuary for Kids. Thanks to Krista Rand and company for their great efforts!


Songs for Sanctuary (for Kids)!

January, 2011. This evening of song was a huge success and great fun for all involved. These talented individuals sang their hearts out and raised $1000 for S4K at their most intimate night of song in New York City. Thank you to you all!



 Sanctuary Experience Calendar

Fans from convention are selling a calendar and giving proceeds to Sanctuary for Kids. (To order..)



Greeting card fundraisers have a life of their own!

Kyla and Krystle ran a highly successful birthday card campaign for Amanda this summer. Kyla and Tarrah and are returning to organize Christmas greetings this season. They are also going to have a dvd signed by the cast for a lucky winner. Thanks to these great teams for their energy!


Cast and Crew Host Vancouver Concert

In July FRIENDS OF FOLK, featuring cast, crew and friends of SANCTUARY, hosted a very spirited concert at the Biltmore in Vancouver. Thank you to all the supporters and we will see you next time around!


Head First for Children

Rachel Holt of Great Britain had never jumped out of a plane before. In her enthusiasm to support S4K, she decided that this will be her fundraising intiative. Rachel had a very successful dive in March 2010, and lived to brag about the tale. Good one Rachel!


Sci Fi Germany supports Sanctuary for Kids

After hosting a highly successful "Create your own Monster" contest, the network that airs 'Sanctuary' in Germany is now inviting fans from all across Europe to take the fun and creative winning drawings home - on t-shirts, mugs, bags and much more! Sci Fi Germany is donating all the proceeds from the merchandise sales to S4K.

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Available throughout Europe. For more info and to order online:


Operation North Pole

Kyla Pelletier and Tarrah Stephens led the Christmas card writing campaign which raised over $1000 at Christmas. Each donor sent in a personalized Christmas card to Amanda with a contribution to S4K.



AT4 Convention

At the AT4 Convention in the UK, presented by GABIT Events, the fans showed their generous spirit and love for Tapping which translated into more than £16000 for Sanctuary for Kids. Four lucky fans won a raffle to sit down and chat with Tapping over coffee. Others got into the mood of the event by passing a hat around to contribute while Tapping, always good natured and responsive to her fans, agreed to show off her baton twirling skills for the excited crowd. One of AT4’s organizers donated proceeds from the sale of her own book to the organization. And not wanting the wave of generosity to stop, many big-hearted convention-goers even started donating their own treasured memorabilia and autographed items to the auction so more funds could be raised for the foundation.


Book Proceeds

Julia Hague of England has written You is for Unique, a collection of women’s reflections meant to give voice to real women’s feelings about their own body image and self-esteem issues. All profits from each book sale goes to S4K. Julia has pledged that Sanctuary for Kids will always benefit from the proceeds of the sale of her book and additionally from her growing speaking and networking engagements with women.



One note: Team work, works the best! Below is a photo of our intrepid GABIT team at a recent convention who indeed form the backbone of our fundraising machine. Thank you GABIT!