Need some fabulous fundraising ideas for your White Balloon Day event?
White Balloon Day is Australia’s largest campaign dedicated soley to the prevention of child sexual assault. Help Bravehearts spread awareness this White Balloon Day by organising a fundraiser that showcases your creativity!
If you are wondering what to do on September8, here are 4 fabulous fundraising ideas to get you started:
Host an all-girls pampering evening
Set up an evening of pampering for this year’s White Balloon Day! Why not organise a movie marathon of chick flicks with pizza, ice-cream, chocolates and a bucket load of popcorn? You could organise a DIY beauty evening, with pedicures, manicures, hair treatments, hands-on beauty tips and tricks that you and your friends can share. Mix it up with snacks and nibbles that don’t destroy your manicure or beauty treatment! How does this help you raise funds? Easy! Decide on an amount that everyone attending is happy to donate and donate this to Bravehearts! Make your fundraiser even bigger by organising this with a local beauty salon for a spa day and book appointments for you and your friends with a percentage of the price being donated.
Bonfire and marshmallows
Roasting marshmallows while also raising funds for White Balloon Day – sounds great, right?! Imagine an evening sitting around a bonfire in your backyard or a campfire with your friends, family, colleagues or club members sharing good food and supporting a good cause. Ensure that you have the necessary legal permits to light a bonfire/campfire in your area and of course remember: safety first!
Team up with your friends, family and/or colleagues for a bowling tournament that will really get that ball rolling towards your fundraising goal! Invite everyone you know and ask them to invite their friends along too and head to a local bowling alley to kick off your event. You could ask for a gold coin donation on the day or for a team entry fee that can be donated. You might also consider asking the bowling venue to make a donation towards your fundraiser. This is a fantastic way to have a great time with some healthy competition and raise funds for a cause that you support.
Fun day for students and friends
Many schools and childcare centres plan to do a fun day for students but what kind of ‘fun’ activities can you do?! Why not consider hosting a chalk art competition in your school! This year Bravehearts is encouraging schools and child care centres nationwide to participate in our Chalk Art Project, which is not only eco-friendly but also an engaging activity for children to be a part of. The chalk art entries can be submitted via WhiteBalloonDay.com.au to go into the running for some fantastic prizes. Other ideas could include an egg-and-spoon-race, a relay race, a charades competition or a simple ‘wear white’ day for a gold coin donation.
These are just some ideas to inspire you and your event. Some of them have been tried and tested by our fundraisers in the past. However, you can be as creative as you like!