PLEA

Host A Fundraiser

Thanks for choosing to fundraise for us. Here are a few things we thought might be helpful when planning your event.

Ideas

Here are some ways you can fundraise for PLEA.

  1. Special Occasions
    Events like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, and graduations are ideal occasions to fundraise because friends and family like to mark the occasion by giving. Instead of receiving gifts you don’t really want or need, consider inviting your friends and family to make a donation to us instead. They can give as much or as little as they like, plus they’ll receive a tax receipt for doing so
  2. Personal Challenges
    The youth and adults we serve overcome personal challenges each and every day. Show your solidarity by overcoming one of your own. Challenges can be physical (a challenging run, hike, climb or swim), brave (a sky dive for example) or rely on your willpower (no coffee for a month). 
  3. Sporting Events
    Take part in an organized run, arrange an office soccer match or plan a dance-a thon. You can fundraise by charging people to participate, or by encouraging them to fundraise themselves.
  4. In Honour of A Loved One
    Raising money and awareness for a charity like PLEA can be a fulfilling way to honour a loved one, especially if their lives were touched by the type of work that we do.
Tools

We recommend you use Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/) to plan your fundraising campaign. Here’s why…

  • It’s easy and impactful. Setting up your own fundraising page on Canada Helps is easy. The tool itself guides you through setting a fundraising goal, sharing your story, explaining why you chose to support us and uploading photos and videos to make your campaign more compelling. The result is an impactful fundraising page that inspires others to give. Once created, share your page with your family, friends, and coworkers on social media, by email, and word of mouth. Don’t forget to follow and mention us in any social media posts so we can share your page too.
  • Donations go direct to us. We already have an account on Canada Helps. Link your campaign to one of ours and Canada Helps will disburse all donations directly to the charity that was selected by the fundraiser.
  • Tax receipts are provided. Canada Helps issues tax receipts for all donations direct to your supporters on our behalf.  By using Canada Helps to process your donations, you are also reducing the administrative burden on us freeing up our name to do more fundraising!
  • It’s safe. Canada Helps has maintained a spotless record for safe and secure online donations since it launched over 14 years ago.
Advice

If you need further advice or have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact Development Coordinator, Kristin Weatherall ([email protected]) or fill out the form below.