At CARE, we get the opportunity to learn about all the different ways people fundraise to make a difference. We thought it would be great to share a couple of unique ways Canadians have shown their support for our work.
Reach out to your network for a fun event
Debra Lefebvre of Kingston, ON organized a car wash and bake sale that raised more than $4,000 for the famine in the Horn of Africa! By contacting her local community leaders, including Lt. Col Ken Carr of CFB Kingston, the Hon. Ted Hsu, and the Mayor of Kingston, she was able to gain the support of some well-known people in the community. Debra called the event Families2Families Famine Relief Effort, emphasizing the connection of families here in Canada to the families in the Horn of Africa.
Use your skill set
Another great way to raise money is to capitalize on your own skill set. Are you a great chef? Host your friends for a dinner-by-donation. Do you throw a good bowling ball? Organize a bowling tournament.
Kathy-Diane Leveille, a published author, has invited fellow writers to participate in the 50/50 project, Writers Who CARE. The 50/50 project invites anyone who makes a donation of $50.00 to submit 50 pages double-spaced of a work-in-progress for a 1-2 page critique by one of the participating authors. All proceeds will go to our relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Her unique idea is a fantastic example of using your skill set to make a real difference in the lives of others.
Whether you decide to raise money for disaster relief or you want to give back to the global community in a meaningful way, throwing a successful fundraiser is both achievable and enjoyable.
Interested in fundraising for CARE?
CARE has seen people do every type of fundraiser from a yoga class by donation, to a simple online donation page for work colleagues to “dress down” – the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. We can help you with ideas as well as an online fundraising tool.
The money you raise will go towards defending dignity and fighting poverty by empowering women and girls around the world.