Fundraising provides you with a great way to help children who live in poverty without having to make a huge donation yourself.
You can choose a fun activity that you and your friends enjoy and raise money along the way. Not only will you experience a true sense of satisfaction as you assist children less fortunate, but you will also educate your family, friends and colleagues about the extreme poverty that kills over 22,000 children under five, every day.
To get started follow these basic steps:
Fundraise instead of receiving gifts
If you're one of those people who has everything, we suggest asking your friends and family for donations instead of birthday, engagement, wedding or christening presents. This is such a simple and rewarding way to celebrate all occasions.
Join a ChildFund charity challenge
You may choose to join one of our challenges like Sri Lanka Cycle against Poverty in November 2013 so at the end of your fundraising you can see how your donations are being used and meet some of the beneficiaries of your hard work.
Join an event in your area
All capital cities in Australia host a range of events – fun runs, ocean swims, triathlons etc. They provide you with a great opportunity to get fit and to keep motivated you can fundraise too. Perhaps one of these events will appeal to you!
Create an event
You can host your own fundraising event to raise funds. You might host a trivia night in your local bar, organise a mufty day at your school or hold a garage sale with your friends. The sky is the limit. To create your own event take a look at our Fundraisers Getting Started Kit and complete the form to get started.
Once you decide how you want to fundraise, the next step is to create a fundraising webpage. Choose from one of the following option and follow the links to start fundraising:
If none of these pages really suit your fundraising challenge we recommend the Fundraise in your community page.
When you have your unique fundraising web page, share the link with everyone you know. Spread the word by emailing all your friends and family. Sharing your challenge with everyone you know is easy with social media, so don’t forget to use Facebook, Twitter and other sites to contact many people quickly.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Community Fundraising Manager, Rachel Murphy on 1800 023 600 or email email@example.com
Our community fundraisers are amazing people. They make a huge difference to the work we do at ChildFund Australia. We commend our fundraisers' creativity, passion and dedication by sharing their stories in Our Community.