Thank you for helping fundraise for HDSA’s Team Hope program! Here are just a few ideas to boost your fundraising:
Ask your employer to match your gift! Many employers support matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Your gift to HDSA could be doubled, or possibly tripled!
To make your gift to HDSA grow, just ask for a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department, enclose it with your gift to HDSA and mail to:
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902
New York, NY 10018
Attn: HDSA Matching Gifts Program
If you don’t find your employer’s company listed here, kindly check with your Human Resources Department for more information on how to enroll your company into HDSA’s Matching Gift Program. Any questions? Contact your Regional Staff Partner or Robert Coffey at the HDSA National Office (email@example.com, 212-242-1968 ext.210).
Host Wrap-Around Events!
Cocktails for a Cure: Happy Hour events serve both as a nice fundraiser and a cultivation event. Contact a local bar and ask them to host a fundraising happy hour event one night during the week. Ask them if they can put you in touch with their beer and liquor distributors to get alcohol donated, charge $15-20 for 2-4 drink tickets at the door and all of the money raised will benefit HDSA!
“Hearts for Huntington’s” Pin-Ups are a great opportunity for companies, schools, retail outlets and other businesses. The pin-up hearts can be sold for $1 each and used to add value as a wrap around event to the Team Hope program or to help raise money and awareness during HD May Awareness Month. They can also be sold to create a Hope Board at the walk site. See the attached flyer for more information on the program.
In Your Genes is a company or school dress down event that gives people the opportunity to enjoy a casual jeans day, in return for a suggested donation of $5-$10. Promote the day amongst your co-workers, friends and family and everyone who participates will receive an “In Your Genes” sticker to indicate that you are wearing your blue jeans in support of HDSA!
Restaurant Night: Ask a local restaurant to donate a percentage of their profits on a designated night for HDSA in exchange for encouraging supporters to eat there. Examples – Pizza Hut, Pizza Uno, Cheesecake Factory, etc.
Trivia Night: Teams compete for the title of ultimate trivia champion! Raise extra money by incorporating a raffle or silent auction into the event. Try to host this at a school or a church, free of charge.
Garage Sale: Volunteers can donate unwanted items for a HD Community Garage Sale, with all proceeds benefitting HDSA.
Chili Cook-off: Volunteers whip up their best chili recipes (or whatever food you choose) and people vote for the winner with their donations!
Mini Auction and/or Raffle: These are great fundraisers that can be easily added on to a larger event. To maximize profits, ask for donations of goods or gift certificates from local stores and businesses.
Mini-March: at a school or company: Walk around the school track or company parking lot to raise awareness for HD. Get approval, pick a date, ask for donations or set up a donation page to enlist walkers.