There are so many fundraising ideas and ways you can support our charity:fundraising idea giving funds, volunteering your time, or donating furniture. But have you considered becoming a fundraiser to raise money and spread the word? You don’t need to be a professional fundraiser and you don’t need to wait for an occasion. In fact, it is easy to turn every day moments into a unique fundraising opportunity.

Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Special occassionDon’t need another toaster or gift card? Do your kids get more gifts than they know what to do with on their birthdays? Or maybe you’re having your third child and don’t need any new baby gifts? Events like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, and even graduations are ideal occasions to fundraise because friends and family like to mark the occasion by giving.

A Home Suite Hope Fundraising Page works much like a gift registry. Just set up a page and select our charity at Canada Helps and ask your loved ones to make donations in lieu of gifts. However, unlike a gift registry, there are no pre-determined gift prices so your guests can give whatever amount they feel most comfortable with. And since they’ll receive a tax receipt, they may be able to give more.

Personal Challenges

Personal Challenges

image1By making a personal sacrifice or overcoming a challenge, you demonstrate your passion for reducing poverty in our community – and passion can be contagious! Push your physical limits by climbing a mountain, swimming a lake, or biking across the country; or try to break a world record to show solidarity with the homeless, and low income single parent families who face obstacles each and every day – there are a lot of challenges to choose from.

You can even get your children involved by setting challenges that suit their age and ability. Can they commit to reading a certain number of books in a month to raise money for our organization, or even put away their ipad or tablets for a whole week to raise funds, and share what that felt like with us at events@homesuitehope.org? Now, that’s a challenge!

The flexibility of a Home Suite Hope Fundraising Page allows you to use your strengths – whatever they may be – to encourage giving back within your community.

Sporting Events

Sporting Events

ballThese are traditional fundraising opportunities, but you don’t have to take part in a large marathon to help our charity. The power of any sporting event can be harnessed to support our cause. Play on an office soccer team? Why not get the whole team to support our charity, and get friends and family members to pledge donations. You could also talk to your local community centre about using space to hold a dance-a-thon, or rent out the local bowling alley and collect pledges for pins knocked down. Whatever your sport, there’s an opportunity to turn your passion for the game into passion for families who need help.

In Honour of a Loved One

In Honour of a Loved One

In memoryMany people are awakened to the special work we do when they are faced with a difficult life event like an illness in the family or the loss of a loved one. Raising funds and awareness for our charity can be a fulfilling way to honour someone you love. You can really celebrate a loved one’s life by supporting our organization and leaving a lasting legacy.

There are endless opportunities to turn every day events into opportunities to give back. Like the great Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Learn more about turning your event into a fundraiser today at the CanadaHelps Fundraising Page.