I am a self-declared beach bum. Most days after 4 pm in the summertime you will find me lounging, shelling or admiring a beautiful sunset on the beach. This month, I am enlisting the help of my friends to clean up a beach and help sick kids and their families. A win-win activity that should bring plenty of smiles to everyone involved. It is time to Four Easy Steps to Create a Fundraiser: Help Others And Feed Your Passion.
Make a Difference. It is Easy.
As a mother, I can’t imagine having a sick child and having to stay away because I simply can’t afford it. Family charities are important to me because I want to make a difference for families who are desperately working towards getting their very sick children healthy. Inspired by the Ronald McDonald Foundation (RMHC) I am off to help sick kids and their families.
To fundraise for these families, I created my event: Sending Happy Beach Vibes to Sick Children. Here is how I did it:
Easy Steps to Create a Fundraiser
In four easy steps we created a fundraiser in no time. Here is how we set out for our Sending Happy Beach Vibes to Sick Children Event
To create the fundraiser, I ran through this list:
- Choose my event theme, date and start a fundraiser at rmhc.org/RaiseLove.
- Send out invitations to friends to meet at our favorite beach for a cleanup. A donation of $5 per participating family is suggested.
- Purchase sunscreen, latex gloves, and garbage bags for waste collection.
- Purchase and prepare drinks and food to share once we are done.
After our successful gathering, we are proud to say that 20 bags of garbage later, we collected a total of $80 for the RMHC and cleaned half a mile of beach!
Like a Grain of Sand. It all makes a difference
I know that our fundraising result is not astronomical. It every bit helps. We had a great time together working for the environment and taught the kids about the importance of helping others and our environment in the process. We decided to make this a monthly affair. Invites for our October event are going out again next week!
Help Others And Feed Your Passion.
Did you know that in 2016, the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs (RMHC) provided 2.4 million overnight stays to families? And in doing so gave the ability to spend more time with their sick children, to interact with their doctors, and to make important decisions about their children’s care?I paired my beach passion with my will to help out families and came up with a fun event to do both. The result is a clean beach plus a donation to the RMH which provides places for families with sick children to stay just steps from the hospitals where they are receiving critical medical care.
This is your invitation to do the same. Use your passion to help others out!
What will your fundraising event for sick kids and their families be like?