Fundraising Ideas

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.

Wrap-Around Examples

PPL’s 10 Relay Teams organized the first ever “PPL Cupcake Wars.” More than 30 cupcake competitors vied for top prizes like Best Tasting Cupcake and Best Looking Cupcake. Cupcakes sold for $2 each and PPL donated more than $1,300 to Via! Need help getting started? We have everything you need in our Fundraising Tools.

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.


How to get involved