Email/video request: Send an email to everyone in your address book. Tell them your
story and ask them to join your team or make a donation. Click here for a sample letter. Add a personal video
message to your email. You can go to http://www.onetruemedia.com/ and create an easy, free video. Just upload pictures, a song & add some text slides and you have an inspirational
video ready to go.
Send that same email message to all your friends in facebook. Change your facebook status to something like, “...will
be walking in the 11th Annual Butterfly Walk for CancerFree KIDS. Please consider sponsoring us in our fight
against pediatric cancer and visit (and post your team’s web address
here).” Once you put the URL in, Facebook will automatically pull up a picture and the first lines of
your fundrasing website text. As people make a donation to you, post "Thank you..." in the comment section
of the original post and it will reappear in all your friends news feeds.
Wear your Butterfly Walk T-shirt from a previous year to your kid’s sporting events, play dates, the
park, etc and use it as advertising. People will use it to spark a conversation and when they do ask them if they want
to join your team or make a donation. You can carry around some pledge coupons and hand them out. It has all the information they need to register or make a donation. Just add your name,
team name & fundraising website address before you pass them along.
Night: Coordinate a poker game, bunco game or sports trivia night with your friends to sponsor your team
for the Butterfly Walk. Have ½ of the “buy in” go towards the walk and the other ½ be
split between the winner & 2nd place person.
At Work: Ask your boss to
donate “a day off from work” and use it in an office raffle. Your coworkers can all purchase tickets for
the raffle and then the winner would get a day off from work without having to use sick, personal or vacation time.
Jeans Day: Do you work in an
environment that is business attire? See if your company can offer “a jeans day” where your coworkers can
make a donation to your cause on a specific day and have the opportunity to wear jeans/casual clothes to work that day.
Restaurants: Contact local restaurants (such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee's, Culvers, Sweet Tomatos, etc) and have a fundraising night for your team. Many businesses will donate
a portion of their sales from night from the business you bring in (via flyers) to CancerFree KIDS in your team's name.
You can distribute flyers (click here for an example) at work, school, neighbors, sporting events, facebook etc. Let us know about your night and they can post
it to all our social media pages too!
Kona Ice Truck:
Contact the Kona Ice Truck (Shaved ice & ice cream truck) at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule them to come to your next sporting event or to your neighborhood. Discuss with him the
options of donating a portion of the profits to CancerFree KIDS in your team's name.
Contact CoCo Keys Waterpark: Contact their
Cincinnati location and schedule a fundraising event there. You pick a specific date and purchase tickets at a
reduced rate, then sell them for more. The amount you make will go towards your team's fundraising goal. See their website for all the details.
Sales: Have a bake sale, garage sale, sell items on ebay or craig’s
list and donate the profit to the cause.