Independent Events in BC Communities

October 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Basic CMYKFundraising can seem a bit daunting.  A lot of people have the passion, but don’t know where to start because they don’t have a fundraising idea or think that the ideas they have will make a big impact.  

BC Children’s Hospital relies heavily on every year hundreds of small events that take place around the province every year. From bake sales and lemonade stands to dances and office games, there are lots of creative ways you can involve your community and fundraise for little cost.

To give you an idea, here are just a few events taking place around BC this month. All events are listed on the Foundation’s event calendar.

Sat Oct 17 – Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society
Glad Tidings Church, 3456 Fraser St, Vancouver
Enjoy the wonderful music of Ms. Choi’s talented piano students during the 1st annual benefit concert. Admission is by donation.

Tue Oct 20 – An Evening to Inspire
Empress Hotel, Victoria BC
Participate in the Evening to Inspire, a gala dinner event benefiting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Saanich Legacy Foundation. There will be an amazing four-course meal served, as well as a large silent auction loaded with great items.

Fri Oct 30 to Sat Oct 31 –  The Haunted Garage for a Good Cause
286 Montgomery St, Coquitlam, BC
Enjoy the spirit of Halloween to its fullest by partaking in this fun, scary Haunted Garage in Coquitlam. The Haunted Garage is open from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st. Admission is by suggested donation of $10 per person; and proceeds will benefit BC’s kids.

Thinking of organizing your own event? Here are some easy steps from the BCCHF website to get you started:

Step 1: Download our Fundraising Handbook. This will give you an idea of all that’s involved in organizing an event and help you decide if it’s right for you.
Step 2: Fill out an application online. A Foundation representative will review your application and respond shortly. (If you prefer, you can download a printable version and fax to 604-875-2596)
Step 3: Set a goal of how much you hope to raise.
Step 4: Recruit a Fundraising Coordinator.
Step 5: Plan your fundraising strategy. Make a prospect list — family, friends, clients and customers, include all possibilities.
Step 6: Organize a team to help fundraise.
Step 7: Get out there and do it!
Step 8: Inspire competition! Promote your goal, raise awareness and connect with your community in a meaningful and fun way.
Step 9: Have Fun!

 Check out Community Highlights on the Foundation website for other great ideas of community event successes.

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