Team Resources - B&O Yorkville Run | Red Door Family Shelter

Team Resources - B&O Yorkville Run

4 fast tips to jump-start your fundraising

  1. Give your fundraising a boost – lead by example and sponsor yourself to get your fundraising started.  Even a small donation of $10 - $20 will help add momentum to your campaign and show your sponsors that you’re serious about achieving your goal.
     
  2. Ask 4 family members to donate $50 each.  You’ll be well on your way to raising $250!
     
  3. Make your fundraising plan. Check out our guide - 4 easy steps to raise $500 (below)
     
  4. Take 5 minutes to post on social media and include a link to your fundraising page. There are some sample images and posts below. Your friends will know that you're serious about reaching your goal. Runners tend to raise an extra $100 - $200 from Facebook alone, so take 5 minutes to get closer to your goal and give our mission greater visibility.

Documents:

4 easy steps to raise $500

8 weeks to your best run

Matching Gifts

Race Day Information

About our Children's Programs


How donations help:

$10 – Provides TTC tickets and lunch for a child to attend a recreational day outing.
$25 –  Provides arts and crafts supplies for a child to let their creativity flow.
$50 –  Provides a child with nutritious school lunches for 1 month.
$100 – Funds an art therapy class to provide emotional support for a child or teen.
$250 – Funds a play day for our children’s program.

Images:  

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mom and child
kids sitting in a park
mom and 2 children
mom and teen daughter
mom and baby
mom and baby
     

Sample Facebook/Email Scripts:

Eg. 1
Hey friends!  I’m running in the B&O Yorkville 5k on September 9th to raise funds for the Red Door Family Shelter.  All funds raised will go directly to Red Door’s Childrens Programs struggling to help provide homeless children with happy and healthy memories to carry with them into their new lives.  My goal is to raise $500 which will fund exciting day trips for kids at the Red Door.  Can you donate a few bucks to help me reach my goal?  All pledges will receive an official tax-receipt.  <link to your page>

Eg. 2
Dear Friend,

Want to be a part of a community that is making a difference for homeless children in Toronto? It’s as easy as sponsoring me in the B&O Yorkville 5k run in support of the Red Door Family Shelter.

Funds raised help the Red Door provide supportive programs for children at the Red Door to help them overcome the effects of homeless and abuse. Help provide local homeless children with happy and healthy memories to carry with them into their new lives.

Simply click the link at the bottom of this email to view my personal page and look for the 'Donate' button. Donating online is fast, secure and saves money by reducing administrative costs. Any amount is appreciated and matters so much! You'll receive a tax receipt for your pledge.

<copy and paste your link>

Eg. 3
Hey Friends,

I’m running in the B&O Yorkville 5k for the Red Door Family Shelter to raise money for their Children's Programs.

Children and Youth are the most vulnerable casualties of homelessness, so let’s all pitch in to make sure they have access to caring programs that help them overcome the effects of homelessness and abuse.

My goal is to raise $500 which will fund exciting day trips for kids at the Red Door this year.  Can you donate $25 today?

Here’s my secure fundraising page where you can make a donation online, and receive an instant charitable tax receipt: <copy and paste your link>

Thanks! This means the world to me.


 

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