Fundraising Ideas

By participating in “Hats On For Healthcare”, you are doing something really special - you’re helping to improve healthcare in our community. Have management show their support by participating, and use internal communications to promote awareness and participation. Announce the campaign and goals through email blasts and company newsletters.

Have Fun With “Hats On For Healthcare”
Challenge others within your company, outside of the company, vendors or even customers. See who can fundraise the most for “Hats On For Healthcare”.

Develop A Sticker Or Button Strategy
The fastest and easiest way to increase your fundraising is to include our stickers or buttons in your campaign. Promote the sales of stickers or buttons through internal incentives.

Encourage employees to fundraise by offering an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for prizes for the most money raised. Have your organization sponsor prizes - merchandise, day off, lunch with the boss, etc. There are many ways to encourage people to fundraise!

Ask Your Boss
This will provide a real incentive for your employees to raise as much as they can! If matching the total amount raised by the team is not an option, ask if he/she would be willing to match what the team raises at your next fundraising event.

Ask Your Payroll Department
Spread the word about the “Hats On For Healthcare” by including promotional flyers with every pay cheque. The flyers should include information on how to donate and fundraising ideas.

Raffle it Off!
Use your connections to get prizes donated for a raffle. You can ask businesses that you frequent (restaurants, spas, hair salons) to donate. Sell tickets at $2 each or 10 tickets for $15. People won't be able
to say no to that bargain!

Organize a 50/50 Raffle
Anyone can organize this type of raffle, it's easy and the prize is CASH! Let everyone know that half the proceeds from tickets sales will go to the “Hats On For Healthcare” fundraising total and half will go to the lucky winner. Make your own raffle tickets, so you don’t spend anything!

Office Potluck
Ask everyone to cook and donate an item for a theme luncheon in the office. Take a vote on the theme, and then ask everyone who partakes in the lunch to donate $5 to “Hats On For Healthcare”.

Auction Your Skills
Are you a trained massage therapist? Can you organize a closet like no one else? What about cleaning house or re-vamping someone's resume? You can even be the "designated driver" for your friends for a night out on the town. Let people know that you are willing to trade your services for a “Hats On For Healthcare” donation. Set your price high – it's for a good cause!

Silent Auction
Another great way to raise money using donated items is to hold a silent auction. Reach out to everyone you know and ask for product donations, gift certificates, etc. You can make attractive gift baskets out of smaller items. Display the prizes in a high traffic area with a bidding sheet in front of each item. Your co-workers will silently write down what they are willing to donate for each.

"Denim Days" or "Dress Down Days" at Work
Ask management if you can plan Denim Days to benefit your team at work. Charge people $5 to wear jeans to work on Fridays or any other day. This is a quick and easy way to raise big bucks. Everyone wants to be casual at work; help people be comfortable on the job and contribute to a great cause.

Guest Bartending
Ask your local bar if they’ll allow you to be a guest bartender for a night, or even for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Send out an Evite, inviting everyone you know to join you there for a drink, and ask them to invite everyone they know. Create a sign to place on the bar or a flyer that reads, "All tips collected tonight will go directly to the “Hats On For Healthcare”, which benefits the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation. When people see the sign, they may be willing to dig a little deeper in their pocket!

Dinner with Friends
Ask your favourite restaurant to help you fundraise. Is there a local restaurant that you frequent? Are you friendly with any restauranteurs? Ask the owners to donate a portion of one evening’s proceeds to your “Hats On For Healthcare” fundraising total. Then make flyers with the information, create an Evite, and invite everyone you know to dine there on that evening. You’ll bring in more business to the restaurant and more money to your “Hat’s On For Healthcare” fundraising total.

Bake Sale
Simply make some of your very best cookies, cupcakes, or pies. Have your co-workers and friends get involved, especially those that can't sponsor you financially. Advertise the sale and then watch the profits come in.

“Hats On” Sports Challenge
Choose any sport from basketball to dodge ball! Charge $5 to participate or $25 to form a team! Charge a donation at the door to watch the game. Secure donated goods and sell them at your concession stand with proceeds going toward your “Hats On For Healthcare” fundraising total. You can make this a faculty vs. student tournament and the losing team has to do something over-the-top, if they dare!