“We raised money and collected new toys and presents for kids who wouldn’t otherwise be getting Christmas presents, then Family Works delivered them in time for Christmas day. We know it put a huge smile on their faces.”
“I got people to sponsor my first marathon. It was a big achievement for me and made even more special because I raised money for Family Works in the process.”
There are many fun and exciting ways you can support Family Works and raise much needed funds. Here are a few ideas.
You know what they say – one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Consider getting rid of your unwanted clutter by having a garage sale on behalf of Family Works. If you don’t think you have enough to have your own garage sale – consider selling items on Trade Me or getting a group of people together.
Raffles and sausage sizzles as fundraisers have been around for a long time…because they work! Consider approaching local businesses for prizes, vouchers or food. They’re often very willing to help out a good cause, and it’s great publicity for them too! Remember, raffles and lotteries with a prize worth $500 or more need a special license from the Department of Internal Affairs. (Should we think about putting in a link to the DIA page here?)
Run a mufti day where people make a donation to take part…and an even bigger donation not to! You can make it as extreme as you like – wear your PJs to work day anyone?
Organise an event and ask people to make a donation in exchange for a ticket. Quiz nights, movie nights and silent auctions are always popular. Approach local businesses to ask for their support, sponsorship or donations of product, a venue or time.
Feeling active? Take part in a fun run, triathlon or even an ‘odd-jobs’ marathon and collect donations on behalf of Family Works.
Ask people to sponsor you for giving up something for a period of time. No internet for a week? No chocolate for a month?
While we don’t have the ability to attend every fundraising event, there’s lots we can do to help and to promote your event. If you would like to discuss your fundraising idea with us, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you!
Call us on 0508 TO HELP to discuss your fundraising idea.