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Fundraising Tips and Ideas

 
PERSONALIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

Your supporters want to see why CHEO is special to you!

BIRTHDAYS / SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Encourage friends and family to donate to your RBC Race for the Kids fundraising efforts in lieu of receiving gifts.

HOST A DINNER PARTY

Host a dinner party for friends and family and ask for a donation in return. At your dinner party, explain what you’re doing and why CHEO is important to you!

EMAIL FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COWORKERS

Reach out to your network letting them know that you are participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to benefit youth mental health at CHEO. Encourage them to support you and share your motivation.

SPARE CHANGE JAR

Set up a jar in a communal area where people can contribute their loose change. You will be surprised how quickly the dollars will add up!

USE YOUR TALENTS AND SELL

Whether it’s making bracelets or cookies, think of a hobby or interest and turn it into a product that can be sold.

 

Fundraising in Your Workplace

 

Invite your coworkers to participate and contribute! Making your organization’s participation in the RBC Race for the Kids an annual tradition builds team spirit.

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS

Can often double, triple or quadruple your team’s fundraising which helps more kids at CHEO.

SPREAD THE WORD

Take advantage of your organization’s inter-office mail or newsletter to get the word out about your participation in the RBC Race for the Kids event. Change your voicemail and email signature to promote your  fundraising efforts!

DRESS DOWN DAYS

Collect donations from employees for office casual. Make sure to check in with your organization’s HR team for dress code guidelines.

 

Watch the CHEO Video and Share it With Your Network

 

For over 40 years CHEO has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth from birth to age 18 in eastern Ontario, western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of northern Ontario. The following video highlights how CHEO is here to serve the needs of children and youth in our region and beyond. Help us make sure CHEO continues to be the top-notch healthcare facility it is today.

 

Social Media – Share Your Fundraising Progress!

#RBCRacefortheKids

FACEBOOK

Be sure to ‘like’ the CHEO Hospital Facebook page:@cheokids.

When you name CHEO in your Facebook posts type the @sign before our name.

When uploading images and videos of your event, tag them CHEO.

TWITTER

Follow CHEO: @cheohospital. In your tweets include @CHEO so we can find your tweets! 

Use #RBCRacefortheKids and #CHEO hashtags

 

Pledge Form for Offline Donations

Download your offline pledge form here.

 

Offline Donations – What To Do

 

READ BELOW FOR WHAT TO DO WITH CASH AND CHEQUES RECEIVED FROM YOUR SUPPORTERS.

If your supporters give you cash or cheques made out to the CHEO Foundation, follow these simple steps that will allow you to update your thermometer right away:

  1. Log in to your personal fundraising page and click on the Donations option on the top toolbar.
  2. Choose to add an Offline Donation
  3. Enter the $ amount and donation type as well as the donor information from a specific donor (their name, address, email, phone).
  4. Once we receive the donations they will appear as verified.

MAIL OR HAND-DELIVER CHEQUES TO:

CHEO Foundation
Attn: RBC Race for the Kids
415 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M8

 All cash and cheques must be accompanied by a completed offline pledge form.

*Be sure the cheques are made out to CHEO Foundation. Include your full name and team name on your package.

Submit your pledges with the completed offline pledge form when you pick up your event bib or on event day at the registration area.

Get The Word Out