As a registered charity, The 519 is enormously grateful to individuals, corporations, and community groups who organize and host special events and campaigns on our behalf. And there is no limit to the creative ways you can support our work.
COVID-19 Virtual Events Fundraising
With creativity and technology, you can host virtual third-party events to raise funds for The 519 during the pandemic. Here are some fun ideas as examples:
Get a yoga or fitness or art instructor or cooking class to donate their time to The 519. Set up a a video conferencing link that people can access the class. Have people donate and in the Thank You email the code for the zoom room is there so people who donated can join the class.
Virtual 5k/Cycle Event
Set a day where you will run 5K and encourage your network to sponsor your run. You supply the running and we supply the dedicated giving page for your friends and family to raise funds for The 519.
Create a Giving Day
This can replace a live event with one big fundraising day for your people to give to a The 519. Maybe it’s your birthday or tied to an important LGBTQ day on the calendar (IDAHTB, Day of Pink, Coming Out Day).
Create a “flash” fundraiser that lasts one or a few days with the end date/time being the time your event was supposed to wrap. If possible, leverage a matched gift to encourage additional donations and celebrate a spirit of generosity. Also, encourage monthly giving so you can grow your recurring revenue.
There are many fun and engaging ways to host virtual third-party fundraising events or campaigns to support The 519. Fill out the form below to share your interest and ideas and we will respond as soon as possible to help launch your virtual event.