People are often surprised to learn that hospitals depend on donations and fundraisers to fund vital programs, spaces, equipment and technology that aren’t covered by government funding.
St. Joe’s needs your help for the big things like rebuilding our emergency department, the smaller things like providing wheelchairs and walkers to patients with limited incomes, or serving Christmas dinners for patients going through addiction withdrawal. Even items like comfortable chairs for dialysis patients and televisions in the Emergency Room are funded by donors and fundraisers.
Organizing a fundraiser is a great way to engage your community, friends and family with a cause that you believe in, and have a ton of fun at the same time!
You don’t need to be an expert organizer to get started! The key to starting a successful fundraiser is starting with what you know best. Check out our fundraising suggestions below to get the wheels turning.
We’ll help with materials to make your fundraiser a success. You can even create a personalized online fundraiser page.
Interested? Contact us at email@example.com or 416-530-6704 and ask for our events team.
Organize a neighbourhood garage sale and donate the proceeds to St. Joe's!
Host a BBQ
Host a bbq and request a donation from friends and families to join the party.
Dance the night away with a benefit concert featuring local bands.
Get the little ones involved and set-up a neighbourhood lemonade stand. You can’t beat the classics!
Pick your favourite sport and start a neighbourhood tournament. Make it your own by building a make-shift trophy and be sure to get your friends and family out to cheer you on!
Start a fun-run in your community and use your fundraising page to gather donations.
Join an Existing Event
Join an event that is already taking place in your community. You can register for the event and then ask friends and families to sponsor your participation by donating to your St. Joe's fundraising page!
Healthy Breakfast Club
Start the day off right with a healthy breakfast club, asking co-workers to each bring a dish and make a donation to get involved!
Sporting Goods Swap
Do you have some old athletic gear lying around? Put it up for grabs and donate the funds raised back to St. Joe’s
Workplace Book Club
Host a lunchtime book club and ask members to donate a toonie to participate.
Host a live auction in your office and have co-workers bid on prizes like “picking up your morning coffee for a full week” or “ office clean-up."
Finished a great read and want to share it with your classmates? Host a classroom book sale and donate the money raised back to St. Joe’s!
Rake leaves, shovel snow, wash cars. Pick your season and get active for St. Joe’s. Your neighbours will love it!
Invite your friends and family to a student-run talent show!
Host a change drive by asking your classmates and friends to donate spare change to support St. Joe’s! Set a goal and reward your class with a special prize!