Do you have a great idea for a fundraiser or a public engagement event as a one-time activity or ongoing initiative? Examples of fundraising ideas are below and could also include a one-time activity like a plant or book sale, workshop, or partnership with a retailer.
A public engagement event would include an activity that reaches out to our members and/or the general public like the Knit Me Bag effort.
Please fill out the Fundraising-Proposal or the Public Engagement Proposal to help you plan one of these events and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only fill out the public engagement form if you are requesting some money to help support the project.
EXAMPLES OF SUBMITTED FUNDRAISING IDEAS
WALK IN THE PARK
Over the years, Stephen Lewis Foundation has encouraged grandmother groups to participate in an annual group Stride in solidarity with our African sisters. Our own UJAMAA GRANDMAS Stride spin-off originated in 2014 as Walk In The Park. Since then rain, shine or snow, a group gathers in a Calgary park twice weekly at 9:30 AM for a one-hour walk which includes the benefits of exercise, camaraderie, fresh air and occasional bird or toddler gazing. Inclement weather walking is at Market Mall.
Cost of each walk is a toonie which is donated to SLF and credited to our UJAMAA GRANDMAS group. To the end of 2016, the group has collectively walked 3300 Km. and donated $1,900 to the Foundation. There are 3-6 loyal walkers but any and all members are welcome to join in! If interested please contact us at email@example.com and you will be contacted with more details. Come on out!
BANFF TEA COMPANY PARTNERSHIP
Between 2014 and early 2018, a small group of knitters supplied the Banff Tea Company with knitted and felted mountain-themed tea cozies. Cozies have been adorned with hikers, skiers, climbers, paddlers, mountain goats, bears, elk, big-horned sheep, beavers, chipmunks, lynx, rabbits, grey jays, wolves, flowers and skunks.
There is no way of knowing how far these cozies have traveled but it is certain that they can be found round the globe. This partnership raised more than $4800 from the sale of more than 150 cozies. That’s a lot of hot tea!