If you are looking for a way to support Evergreen, why not consider making your own fundraiser? Organizing your own fundraiser can not only be incredibly fun but also rewarding. The funds you raise will help Evergreen support those in our community coping with a life-threatening illness, caregiving or grief.
How you raise the funds is completely up to you, so you can be as creative as you like and organize any type of event, big or small! We have provided you with some tips and ideas below, but feel free to make your fundraiser your own. We are here to support you every step of the way, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’re looking to organize an event at home, at work, in your community, or with family and friends, check out our resources below with some ideas to get you started!
Check out this guide filled with fundraising ideas from Auctions to Zero Tolerance!
Hosting an event in your community is a great way to get together and meet neighbours and other groups! Community event ideas include:
- Bake Sales
- Gift Wrapping
- Arts & Crafts Fairs
- Game Nights
- Silent Auctions
Getting your team together for a workplace fundraiser is a great way to engage colleagues and promote innovation, collaboration, motivation and job satisfaction. It is also a fantastic way to highlight your organization’s social responsibility! Whether in person or virtual, with a little imagination and team work you can make a real and lasting difference for people in our community. Workplace fundraiser ideas include:
- Bake Sales
- Dress Down Days
- Wine Tasting events
- 50/50 raffles
- Pot Luck lunches
- Matching employee fundraising
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and even beyond, some individuals may feel more comfortable keeping things virtual. Not to worry – there are still loads of ways you can fundraise from your own home! Virtual fundraising ideas include:
- Quiz Night
- BINGO Night
- Wine and Cheese Tasting
- Share your skills – host a cooking class or painting class
- Movie Night
- Virtual challenge event – for example a step challenge or running challenge
Have you ever had running a marathon or hiking a certain distance/mountain on your bucket list? Do you like you push yourself? A challenge event might be for you! Push yourself to your limits and get sponsored by friends, family and colleagues to reach your goal. Some challenge event ideas include:
- Running a marathon
- Setting yourself a cycling challenge
- Tough Mudder/Obstacle course race
- Walking/step challenge
- Dance-a-thon, walk-a-thon, anything-a-thon!
Celebrate the special occasions in your life while helping those coping with a life-threatening illness, caregiving or grief at the same time.
- Birthdays – request donations instead of gifts
- Weddings – add a ‘Donate to Evergreen’ link on your registry
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah/Quinceanera – ask guests to donate to a good cause to celebrate coming of age
- Holidays – add a donation page with a link instead of a gift list
- Special Days
Whether in memory or in recognition of a loved one, raising funds in tribute is an opportunity to show your support for someone while also making a difference for others. Consider hosting a tribute fundraiser in honour of:
- A loved one’s birthday
- In memoriam
- Someone that inspires you
- Consider joining in on our annual Pass the Care Forward Memorial Walk
Set up your fundraising page online
Setting up an online fundraising page is a super simple and effective way to spread the word about your fundraiser, and also to make it easy for your sponsors to make donations online – no matter where they are!
You can set up your fundraising page using CanadaHelps – simply visit their website, click ‘Create a Fundraiser’, select Evergreen as your beneficiary charity, set up an account and follow the steps to create your page. Don’t forget to add personal photos and messages to share your message, passion, and purpose to your supporters!
If you have any further questions or need support, contact us on email@example.com.