I want to run walk cut my hair host a bake sale golf fundraise in support of The Ottawa Hospital
Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraiser in support of The Ottawa Hospital. Your partnership and support will help us continue to provide the very best care to the patients who count on our hospital.
But you are also doing more than that.
By fundraising for The Ottawa Hospital, you are supporting the kind of world-class research that results in new discoveries and new treatments, and gives hope to so many patients and their families. You are supporting one of the largest teaching hospitals in Canada, the kind of teaching that produces the very best health professionals. By supporting us, you are supporting a great hospital, one that changes, improves and saves lives every day.
Here are just a few of the ways our community is raising life-saving funds for The Ottawa Hospital:
Walk, bowl, ski or swim. They can all be made into a fundraising "a-thon".
Golf, baseball, tennis and darts. Choose your favourite activity, turn it into a tournament and do good while having fun!
Black-tie dinners or simple backyard BBQs. Get enough people to come and contribute, and you have a fundraising success (and a great party!)
Shaves / Hair Cuts
Are you willing to chop off your lovely locks? Or shave your head? Ask friends and family for donation to support you.
Take advantage of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation's DIY Fundraising Page and organize a virtual event!
Steps for Success
If you already know what kind of event you want to hold, that’s great! If not, we are happy to give you some ideas. Fundraisers can be many things: BBQ’s, car washes, lemonade stands, jean days at work, or bake sales. Fundraising events depend on engaging your network to make a difference through donating themselves, asking others to donate, and volunteering their time to make the event a success.
You can also host your own virtual events through our DIY Fundraising page. It’s easy to do and it allows you to reach out to your network, raise even more funds, and involve more participants.
Take advantage of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s online fundraising page (CrowdChange) for your event or campaign. You can customize your own event page with photos and videos, updates about your event, fundraising goals and send the link to your network to donate and or join your team.
Whatever type of event you choose, set a goal, invite your coworkers, friends or family to participate, and share your photos and videos during and after. Consider making your event an annual tradition and build local community spirit.
Community Event Toolbox
Hosting an event calls for a lot of careful planning — from budgeting to scheduling and promoting, and everything in between. But we’ve got you covered with these handy tips, tools and customizable resources, so that everything you need to host a successful fundraiser is at your fingertips.
We’ve put together a list of things you may want to consider when planning your fundraiser, including tips, suggestions and post-event steps.
Tax Receiping Guide
When hosting an event, it’s important that you understand the requirements set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) around charitable receipts.
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