You want to raise money to support communities in the Global South but don’t know where to start? There are many easy and fun ways to raise funds for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada!
Here are some ideas and fundraising tips from our committed members across Canada.
Here are some tips to help you with the process.
This 25-hour fast is an interactive learning experience for young people with a passion for social justice.
Obtain the Development and Peace – Caritas Canada Solidarity Calendar and follow it with your family. Each week, gather your spare change in a jar to donate at the end of Lent.
An easy-to-organize fundraiser that’s accessible to the entire family. Sponsors who support you without participating in the activity can receive a tax receipt.
Deposit your coins in a jar at home. When making your donation, if the amount is greater than $10, you can receive a tax receipt. At work, ask your employer to place a change jar in a visible place. Make sure to indicate the cause on the jar. You could also ask to leave a change jar in a business or restaurant in your neighbourhood. Note that donations collected in a public receptacle are not eligible for a tax receipt.
Enjoy the last day before Lent by indulging your sweet tooth! Ask colleagues to make their favourite desserts and sell them at the office or at an event to launch the Share Lent campaign in your community.
In solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South, serve a humble meal consisting of soup and a bun in exchange for a voluntary contribution. Take advantage of this moment to launch the Share Lent campaign. Invite a guest who can speak to the importance of international solidarity.
Book a room where you can present one of Development and Peace’s videos such as the documentary that celebrates Development and Peace’s 50 years of solidarity.
Ask people to buy tickets (for example, 1 for $5, 3 for $10, a whole book for $25). The amount collected is divided as follows: 50% for the winning ticket, 50% for the cause. Consider incorporating this activity with another event you are organizing so as to collect additional funds. Don’t forget to obtain the necessary permits from the government of your province.
Sell tickets to attendees and place a lucky draw jar in front of each item being put up for auction. People can deposit as many tickets as they want in the container or containers of their choice. At the end of the auction, a winning ticket is drawn for each lot. Don’t forget to obtain the necessary permits from the government of your province.
Say goodbye to items gathering dust at home! Alone or in a group, organize a garage sale or a bazaar. You can also sell handicrafts or homemade delicacies. Make sure to clearly indicate the cause for which you are raising funds.