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    Chillax,  FUNdraising

    10 tips to reach your event fundraising target

    Congratulations! You have decided to support a worthy cause.  You are now brainstorming ways to meet or even exceed your fundraising target.  How about hosting a fundraising event? Here are 10 tips to get you started!  Form your team Putting together an event is no easy feat! Gather your friends who share the same vision as you, create a meaningful team name and start planning your event.  Set your objectives The key to success is to have measurable objectives.  What is your fundraising goal? How many attendees will you invite?  Pick your theme Put the ‘FUN’ in FUNdraising! What will people do at your event? A few years ago, I…

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    Shaving our hair can help?

    “Bald is Brave.” This is the theme of the 2nd annual #NoHairSelfie. Have you heard? If you’ve seen this hashtag on your newsfeed, you’ve definitely got the buzz. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is rallying everyone to shave their hair on February 4, World Cancer Day. So what is #NoHairSelfie? The ambassador of this worldwide campaign who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2015, explains what this global movement means to her. “The #NoHairSelfie is an amazing way to show solidarity to those who’s hair will be gone without choice,” says 23 year old Ally Glenn. So tell me again. How will this help people living with cancer? Many of us…

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    OCC – Life of a shoebox

    I am 11” long, 6” wide and 4.5” deep. That’s right. 0.5” makes a huge difference you know! I can carry more delightful surprises to kids living in less fortunate parts of the world.  The suspense is in the air from the moment I am picked up by a kind person who wants to pack a shoebox. Then, where will I go? Who will I meet? What does it feel like to travel across the world with many other shoeboxes waiting to meet someone special? What does it feel like to lock eyes with the child when my lid gets opened? What will I hear when I take my first breathe…

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    Ronald McDonald House #McHappyDay

      Ronald McDonald Houses are located close to nearby hospitals and medical centres. Their primary mission is to offer out-of-town families with seriously ill children a “home-away-from-home” experience. Thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers, families can focus on caring for their children   while going to work, trying to pay bills, and managing other competing demands. You can be part of the care team to help meet their day-to-day essentials! One of the ways to be involved is to join their Home for Dinner Program. Here is a group of friends who gathered on a Saturday afternoon to host a dinner at Ronald McDonald House Toronto. Check out Derek’s video! Want to…