Hold a special tea party at the office, charging $5 for all attendees or ask staff to bring a plate to share and make a donation for afternoon tea. Hold a Casual Clothes Friday and take gold coin donations or advocate for corporate sponsorship from your company for Lighthouse programs or events.
Workplace Giving can be organized so that small amounts are donated each pay and are taken from your pay before tax, multiplying the value of the amount given. Many workplaces also match the donations of their staff, dollar for dollar.
Arrange for your workmates to form a running team for a Fun Run or name Lighthouse as the recipient of the funds from a raffle at your annual staff dinner or lunch room donation box.
Why not hold a cake stall, BBQ fundraiser, casual clothes days, dress up day – superheroes and celebrities, book week or a wear something orange day. Sell orange ribbon pins for a gold coin donation, hold a walk-a-thon or challenge day or organise a raffle at your next social gathering.
Hold a Girls Night In with videos and snacks. Get the gang together to attend one of Lighthouse’s social events (see calendar). Hold a cocktail party at a friend’s home, with everyone bringing drinks and a plate of finger food, and paying $25 a head or even sign up a team of your mates for a fun run.
Make Lighthouse the official charity of your swimming, netball, footy or sporting club. Hold a themed event such as a special orange Lighthouse coloured match or competition. Close the street and have a party for Lighthouse or name Lighthouse as the recipient of funds from a community event such as a fete, concert, or market.
Join our inner circle of special supporters by becoming a Lighthouse Keeper and setting up a regular automatic donation each month. Even a small amount makes a big difference over time. Complete a personal challenge like skydiving, rock climbing, running a half marathon, or going without a guilty pleasure or simply ask for a donation in lieu of a birthday gift this year and make one lump sum donation instead, supporting our most vital resource – our youth.
GIVE IT A GO
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TAKE A LEAF OUT OF THEIR BOOKS
Here are several inspiring examples of extraordinary fundraising.
The Big Sleepout was held during Homeless Person’s Week in August 2014, essentially to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness and help individuals identify with what many Australians, including children, go through on a daily basis.
Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) are a group of volunteers who are working together to make the world a better place and do this through holding fundraisers, such as The Big Sleepout, to do their part. This amazing group was able to raise over $8,000 to help benefit those who need it most.
I Am Here
Between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October two friends, James Carfax-Foster and Hugo Rose slept rough as part of the ‘I Am Here’ project to not only spread awareness about homelessness, and raise funds, but to further their own understanding of the issue.
Living on only $2 per day, these two are planning to “talk to homeless people and get to know them — to sleep where they sleep and eat where they eat.” James and Hugo had a target to raise $5000, and they had already raised $5400 before their time on the streets even began.
This fundraising continues as James and Hugo develop their documentary to speak about what they discovered during their time on the streets.
The wonderful students at Haileybury College held an overnight sleep out, amongst other fundraisers, to raise awareness about youth homelessness, and help Lighthouse to keep our programs open.
Lighthouse Institute Marketing Coordinator Eleanor Bignall spoke at their school assembly and was presented with a fantastic novelty sized cheque for $2000
Thank you to everyone from Haileybury for all of your efforts for our young people