Ideas For You

FUNDRAISING’S 3 GOLDEN RULES:

1. Keep it Simple

Make it simple and easy to donate

2. Keep it fun

Focus on bringing friends together for a good time and a good cause

3. Share Your Story

Tell everyone why you are supporting Holland Bloorview. People give to people

Fundraising ideas

You can ask people to donate directly but you can also have fun and host a small event to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Have a sale

Raise money by asking people for a donation in exchange for the items being sold. Examples include a garage, bake sale, used book sale or a craft sale.

Get sporty

Organize a sports tournament with family and friends. Have a prize for the winner. You can raise money by charging an entry fee per team or participant!

Donations in lieu of gifts

Throw a birthday, anniversary, graduation or special event and ask guests to make a donation to your Capes for Kids fundraising page in lieu of gifts.

Pie in the face

Get your boss to agree to raffle off tickets to throw a pie in their face!

Theme dinner

Host a dinner with authentic food and music. Raise money by selling tickets to the dinner and asking guests to make a donation to your Capes for Kids fundraising page that night!

TV or Netflix Night

Select a movie and invite friends and family to a viewing. You can sell tickets to the event and accept donations for dinner or snacks during the evening!

Office newsletter or e-blast

If your company distributes newsletters or interoffice emails ask if you can publicize your efforts. It’s the perfect way to get the word out about your fundraising.

Television show finale party

Get friends to tune in to watch a big season or series finale. You provide the food and comfy couch and they give donations per show or set a one-time donation fee.

Game night

Invite friends over to partake in board games or card games such as poker. Let everyone know that part (or all) of the winnings will go to Holland Bloorview.

Car wash

Host a car wash. Ask a local gas station to donate the space and cleaning products. Put up balloons and signs, and get soapy!