Here are answers to some of the questions we often hear

Can I become a volunteer at DINNødhjælp and travel to Nigeria?

DINNødhjælp is currently working in Nigeria which is one of the world´s most dangerous countries. DINNødhjælp is working in a state called Akwa Ibom.

Due to the high-risk area where we run DINNødhjælp Children Center it´s not possible to accept volunteers. We cannot guarantee anyone’s safety, which is why we operate alone. We advise everyone to read the travel instruction for Nigeria on the website of the Foreign Ministry of your home country.  Read more about the English travel instructions here.

Can we adopt a child?

DINNødhjælp does not adopt the children who have been saved, primarily because adoption is illegal in Nigeria. If someone tries to adopt a child, they are accused of child trafficking and may be punished with imprisonment for 15 years. The license to run the orphanage would be deprived and the orphanage would close.

Because the children have already been exposed to major traumatic experiences, removing them from the country and the culture they know will cause the child further trauma. In addition, many of our children still have contact with their biological parents, this is important for the children as they still love their family. It is also an important factor in our information work that they attend a “home visit” when we consider it’s safe for the child. The residents of the village can see that the child is healthy and well-functioning, and thus this can help conclude that the child is not a witch.

I would like to work as a volunteer at DINNødhjælp in Denmark. Can I do it?

DINNødhjælp needs a lot of support and we are very pleased that so many want to help us. DINNødhjælp has developed a communication strategy to ensure the communication is appropriate and follows the vision of our organization. Therefore, it is important that you as a volunteer at DINNødhjælp know our strategy as there must be a targeted connection between what we (DINNødhjælp) say and what we do.

Contact us on ansoegning@dinnoedhjaelp.dk if you want to volunteer at DINNødhjælp.
NOTE:  We are currently not looking for any new volunteers, but keep an eye on our Facebook page, as this is where we would publish new opportunities.

But there are many ways to support our work, just by sharing our updates from our Facebook group, you create further awareness of our organization and the work we do. We are always grateful for this help

 

I would like to donate clothes, toys, teddy bears, books and other things to DINNødhjælp. Do you accept it?

DINNødhjælp is very grateful for the great support we get from so many people. Only TOGETHER we’re able to make the biggest difference.

As it is very expensive to ship to Nigeria we have made a danish auction page at Facebook where companies as well as private persons are able to auction off a wide variety of things. When an auction closes all the money goes to DINNødhjælp and we use it to buy food, clothes, medicin etc. Doing so, we support the local trade.

If you wish to donate something for the danish Facebook auction page please contact auktion@dinnoedhjaelp.dk (Please note that shipping to Denmark is paid by you).

I want to hear a lecture by Anja. When does she give lectures?

Anja doesn´t arrange lectures herself. If you would like to book a talk from her either as an individual or as a business please visit: www.a-speakers.com

Fill in all information in the “non-binding request” form and they will come back to you with information on fees and availability.
All you need is a screen, a projector, a microphone and speakers.

I want to start a Collection/fundraiser for DINNødhjælp. How do I do it?

You can start your own collection in favor of DINNødhjælp in the following ways:

facebook.com
At Facebook you are able to raise funds on behalf of DINNødhjælp. Go to DINNødhjælp’s facebook page or Anja’s official facebook page. At the top of these pages you are able to create a fundraiser.

betternow.org
A platform where you can create a collection for DINNødhjælp. Read more at https://www.betternow.org/dk/how-it-works

globalgiving.org
A US platform where you can create a fundraiser by referring to DINNødhjælp or you can choose to add one of our live projects to raise further awareness of our fundraisers

benevity.com
A platform for businesses that are cautious of charitable giving. If your company register with Benevity, you can create fundraisers through the site.

How to
Start by writing a good text about why you started the collection/fundraiser and why you want to support our work. Insert a good photo and you’re already well on the way. Be sure to provide correct information about DINNødhjælp.

Remember to share your collection with your friends on social media, and ask them to share thus creating more attention to your collection/fundraiser.

If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact mailen@dinnoedhjaelp.dk

If you have an idea for your own collection/fundraiser please contact christel@dinnoedhjaelp.dk for more information.

I want to display DINNødhjælp's posters at my workplace. I would like to distribute some flyers about DINNødhjælp. Can you send some to me?

DINNødhjælp will be happy to send posters and/or flyers to you but since we have gradually gained a large demand we can´t afford the postage, therefore we ask you to pay for postage.

Contact Kaja for more information: kaja@dinnoedhjaelp.dk

Where can I buy DINNødhjælp merchandise

You can now show everyone your support to DINNødhjælp by wearing or using one of our merchandise. Visit our webshop and browse through all our merchandise, ranging from T-shirts, Hoodies, Caps, Mugs and Buttons.

How do I donate money to DINNødhjælp?

You can donate to us here:

Donate a sum here...

You can sign up for a membership here:

Sign up a support membership here…

How do I become a sponsor for DINNødhjælp?

DINNødhjælp need sponsors and you can become a sponsor, both as an individual or as a company.

DINNødhjælp need support with the salaries for our local employees at our orphanage in Nigeria, for food/medicine, education for the children, and much more.

You can read more about sponsorships and have a look at our current sponsors here.

As an alternative you can also make a sales campaign in cooperation with DINNoedhjaelp. Please refer to below question:

“How do you as a company, have a sales campaign with DINNødhjælp?”

Please contact: christel@dinnoedhjaelp.dk if you want to be a sponsor and help us support the children in Nigeria to get a better life.

Note: If your country supports tax deductions, please send us all information about your sponsorship no later than January 12, of the following calendar year to: kaja@dinnoedhjaelp.dk to pull a sponsorship report for deductible tax.

How can I, as a company, have a sales campaign with DINNødhjælp ?

Does your company want to support DINNødhjælp in an alternative way, in which the business will also benefit from cooperation under good publicity, and the possibility of reaching a new customer base?

DINNødhjælp is cooperating with supporting companies through various sale campaigns. A sale campaign is designed in cooperation with DINNødhjælp, where the company will be promoted for a period of time, through DINNødhjælp’s website and social media. As a company, you’ll need to sell one or more products, where DINNødhjælp will get an x-amount of percentage/profits of the sale, in the agreed period.

Go here to read more about this opportunity.

For further information please contact Christel via email: christel@dinnoedhjaelp.dk

Please note, to be our official sponsor a minimum amount of $228, £201, DKK1500. – Per month is accepted.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Please contact your governmental tax office for queries regarding tax deductions for donations. If it’s supported in your country please send us an email with below information so we can process a donation receipt for you

Name, address, Social Security Number/business Number and the donation amount. We also require information of on the payment method you used (Bank transfer, PayPal) and the date to ensure that we have the correct information.  Please send the information to: kaja@dinnoedhjaelp.dk

If you want to support DINNødhjælp several times a year, it is sufficient that you no later than January 12, of the following calendar year, send us an email with above information for all transactions as we cannot facilitate reports from single donors.