For a number of years, hundreds of Marathon runners have covered the 26 miles course and raised badly needed funds for the charity. Now, we have a hassle-free way to help these runners raise money for Help A Poor Child, with an online fundraising page, which you can create by clicking the CREATE SPONSOR PAGE button.
Your personalised web page can cut the time spent on fundraising and enable you to collect donations by credit or debit card from friends and family all over the world. Creating a fundraising page is simple:
1. Follow the simple instructions when you click the CREATE SPONSOR PAGE button or notify us of your intention to run for the charity, provide a personal message and a picture. A web page with your details will appear.
2. Email the page address to everyone you know. It's the most secure and efficient way to collect money for any Marathon or other fundraising events you take part in. No more dog -eared sponsorship forms: We do all the hard work for you.
SCHOOLS & YOUTH
To have a successful fundraiser you don't need a lot of up front money. All you need is some willing people who are ready to make a difference and support the work of HELP A POOR CHILD.
A popular fundraiser that gets everyone involved is a bake sale. You may be thinking "everyone has a bake sale", but there is a reason why this is done over and over again: it works! Simply solicit the members of your group, or their families, to donate a baked item. Bake sales do especially well if set up at summer festivals and school and local community fetes. Bake sales can also be made to be specific, such as a pie sale or a biscuit or cake sale.
Another good choice is a community dinner. These dinners are open to the community for a fee or donation, and are usually theme related around holiday time. Near St. Patrick's Day you may have "corned beef and cabbage", or a "sweetheart's dinner", complete with dim lights and candles near Valentine's Day. Spaghetti and meatballs is always a popular dinner any time of the year. Again, you need the cooperation, volunteer time and cooking ability of your members.
Craft books and cook books are a great fundraising idea. Collect favourite recipes for favourite meals, or if you are dealing with children you can combine it with their favourite craft ideas or recipes, such as homemade playdough, etc.
For printing, often a local business is willing to print up the pages once they are laid out, and binding can be done with regular looseleaf type ring binders. These make wonderful gifts, and momentos, for all involved.
There are any number of fundraising ideas, along with these traditional ones. All you need to do is get a few willing heads and hearts together and you can with one of your own unique ideas, make it a worthwhile fund raiser.
Any help you can give us with our fundraising would be just great. Every penny raised is so important to us: Here are just some ideas for your school, club, company or even just for you.