Friends for Life! Midland & District Branch OSPCA Walk
- Ask 20 friends to donate $5 each
- Ask 10 friends to donate $10 each
- Send a letter to family and friends, explaining what Friends for Life is and ask for a donation. Suggestion: Always ask for more than you expect. Example: If you want $10, ask for $20. Be sure to include a due date to send a donation.
- Send a letter from your pet to family and friends. You might also want to send this out to your veterinarian.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood. Knock on doors and ask your neighbors for their support.
- Arrange a dress-down day at work. Anyone dressing down will have to pay. Be sure you have a sign that says, “Please excuse our appearance today, we are dressing down to benefit the Ontario SPCA Friends for Life! walk-a-thon” You could charge anywhere from $1 to $5 per person to dress down. You could arrange these on a weekly or monthly basis.
- Arrange with the principal of a local school for baseball cap day. Usually caps are not allowed, however, for $1, once a month, a student could wear a baseball cap in class. Be sure to have a sign ready that says, “Caps for a Cause – you will see students today sporting baseball caps as a fundraiser to benefit the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Friends for Life! walk-a-thon.”
- Hold a can & bottle drive.
- Set a fundraising goal and share it. People want to help you achieve your goal.
- Share your story as to why you’re involved with the Friends for Life! walk-a-thon, why it’s important to you, and how animals have brought happiness to your life.
- Email everyone you know! Tell them why you are walking and ask them to pledge you.
- Ask the first person who makes a donation to make a generous donation. Then encourage others to match
- Find out if your employer will match your fundraising total – it’s a quick way to double your donations.
- Start a spare change box and collect your extra coins - just see how it adds up.
- Customize your email signature and voice message to let everyone know you’re fundraising.