You’ve written your letter, sent your emails, your company will match your donation and you still want to do more? Here are some ways:
- Make Your Own Donation
Set an example for your team members and supporters.
- Hold a Wrap-Around Event
A wrap-around event is any fundraiser that your team organizes to raise funds for the walk. Wrap-arounds provide additional and fun ways to increase awareness and fundraising. All expenses for wrap-arounds are incurred by the fundraiser.
- Build a Fundraising Team
Invite everyone you know to join and register. A team can come from anywhere – work, friends, family, place of worship, civic groups, etc.
Raffles – Hold a pay-day 50/50 at work. On pay-day, sell tickets for $1, $5, or $10. Winner receives 50% of the pot and your fundraising drive receives the other 50%. You can also secure a few donated items and raffle them off instead.
Potluck Lunch – Solicit volunteers to cook up their favorite dishes. Sell $5 tickets for lunch to your co-workers.
Sales – Encourage your friends and coworkers to hold a bake sale, car wash, used book sale, rummage sale or other “special sale” and donate the proceeds to Via.
Casual Day or Jeans Day – Hold a “Dress Down for Via” day at work. Allow individuals the opportunity to wear jeans for a donation to Via. Is your company already business casual? Then “Dress Up for Via”!
Pennies for “team name” – Have a collection jar for people to fill with their loose change.