There are many ways you can help TIAS ARMS with our mission to help children. Apart from straight donations and volunteering at an event, a few things you can do are listed on this page. We are always open to suggestions, so if you have an idea for a fundraising event, email Joanne at

Have a Birthday or Dinner Party!

Some of our volunteers have raised money for TIAS ARMS by inviting friends to birthday parties in their home and asking attendees to contribute to TIAS ARMS in lieu of gifts. Dinner parties are also fun and asking guests to donate to TIAS ARMS in any amount makes a big difference. This process has raised literally thousands of dollars for TIAS ARMS--and it's fun, too. Suggestions on how to create a South African theme for your party: serve South African wines, play African music, serve South African food. When available, Joanne Baker, our founder, is happy to attend your party, speak about the children who benefit from your contributions, and thank your guests for their generosity. You will literally change lives and bring great happiness, as you embrace these children with your kindness. For more information, e-mail TIAS ARMS and we will put you in touch with someone who has held a successful party and knows how good it feels. HAPPY GIVING!

Auction Donors

At many of our events, we offer items for bid in silent and live auction style, with a variety of items being donated such as restaurant gift certificates, services like babysitting, interior decorating, or even tangible items like jewelry, golf clubs, or anything of value. If you know anyone who would be able to donate a significant item whether it is service-related, or a tangible item, please contact Joanne Baker at TIAS ARMS. We are most grateful for your help. Items donated are tax deductible.

Search for Cents

You can earn cents for us when you log on to the Internet search engine Good Search and name TIAS ARMS as your non-profit choice. This organization contributes one cent for each search. For example, if 100 donors log on to the search engine twice a day for a year, that translates into $730 a year, or the equivalent of providing meals in an after-school program for more nearly four months, often the only good nutrition these children receive in a day.

Amazon Smile

As an Amazon shopper you can use Amazon Smile exactly as you would use your regular Amazon account. Simply log on, choose Amazon Smile as your shopping site, and designate TIAS ARMS as your non-profit recipient.