Morning tea or luncheon: Invite your friends and family and ask everyone to bring a plate along with a donation, or have it catered for and charge guests a nominal amount (with profits donated).
‘White-tie’ dinner: As above but on a fancier scale and everyone gets to dress up in their best white cocktail/evening attire!
Backyard Olympics: ‘Old-school’ games are so much fun and you can play them in a local park or in the backyard. Kids of all ages will love getting involved and you can even organise ‘medals’ to give out to the winners. Game like egg-and-spoon races, sack races, Quoits, and three-legged races would all work well. Charge a ‘fee’ to enter each race as a way of collecting donations or even have a friendly wager on who will win, with the takings going into the donation kitty.
Fundraising BBQ: Invite your friends and family to come along and donate to the cause.
Organise a sponsored ride, walk, skate, scooter or cycle: Ask participants on the day to bring along a nominated amount to donate.
Garage Sale: Gather up all that stuff that you don’t need any longer and ask your friends to do the same. On White Balloon Day have a front yard sale and donate the money you make to the work of Bravehearts.
Give up coffee for a day: Ask your friends and family to give up just ONE take-away coffee on White Balloon Day, and instead donate the $5 to Bravehearts.
Lolly-jar guessing comp: Charge a gold coin donation per guess. Over a few weeks gather people’s guesses in your community, making a record of each one, then on White Balloon Day announce the winner (the person whose guess is the closest to the actual number of lollies in the jar wins the whole jar!).
Bake and Sell: Bake some cookies or cupcakes (with white icing!) and sell them at your office on White Balloon Day.
Don’t wish to make too much fuss but still want to support White Balloon Day? Make a straight-up donation for White Balloon Day. You can do this online OR by contacting the Bravehearts office on 07 5552 3000.
Rather fundraise online? Check our ONLINE FUNDRAISING section for all you need to know about setting up your own online fundraising page for White Balloon Day.
It’s super important that if you are planning to get involved in White Balloon Day this year, you first register. Once registered, Bravehearts can keep in touch with you about White Balloon Day activities in the lead up to the big day, and provide your with support in your planning. It also means we can acknowledge your involvement and properly thank you for your contribution to protecting the kids of Australia.