Working towards a better tomorrow
While a significant portion of our funds come from individual donors, Friends Forever International relies on local companies and organizations for their support as well. Witnessing corporations and employees working together has a lasting effect on our young people. It shows them the power of collaboration when working towards a common goal, a realization that has proven essential in making their work to promote peace in their home communities a success.
Friends Forever International works with a range of companies, be they Fortune 500 like Liberty Mutual or local corporations like Cranney Companies. No matter the size, all of our sponsors have the opportunity to interact with our program participants. In exchange for their support, our youth visit and speak at companies during their time in the US, providing them with leadership opportunities while engaging employees in the international peace process.
We believe in working with corporations to develop meaningful ways they can support FFI’s mission while aligning with their own strategic objectives and services. Whether it be sponsoring an event or volunteering we will provide your team with a meaningful experience.
FFI now works with company leadership and staff to provide bespoke programs from our course library. We are able to design one-day team-building and volunteer opportunities to months-long leadership and cultural competence building programs that include a trip to Northern Ireland, Belize, Israel, or Cyprus.
Volunteering With FFI
These service days are a great opportunity for your employees to give back to the community and do a little team building FFI style. In the past we’ve hosted teams of corporate volunteers from Liberty Mutual during their Serve with Liberty event, Peoples United Bank and Raka Creative during United Way’s Day of Caring, and Eastern Bank. We also have open volunteer events that companies are always welcome at. If your company holds service days and you would like to add Friends Forever International to your list of service sites, please contact Amelia@ff.international.
Host Your Event at FFI
Your company also has the ability to host events at our campuses. Including board meetings at our beautiful site in Durham or a weeklong retreat in Northern Ireland. See more of what our campuses have to offer here.
We’d be happy to get together and have a conversation with you about how to combine your personal passion and business expertise to design a meaningful experience for your staff and our young people. Some examples include:
Local restaurants hosting healthy cooking classes for a team
Bank, law, or marketing firm employees helping participants practice their speeches
Financial advisors leading a personal finance workshop
High-tech professionals, local tradesmen, and contractors talking about potential career paths
Our youth volunteering at a nonprofit with a team of your employees
Join an Event or Fundraise
Create a team and fundraise during our Pints For Peace fundraiser
Sponsor and have a team at the annual Golf For Peace Tournament
Create an FFI Fundraiser at your office (ex. On Facebook, GoFundMe or donate the proceeds from an NCAA bracket to our programs)
Add FFI to your employees’ matching gift program
Donate in-kind services or products