How to Fundraise

Online credit card donations made to your individual fundraising page will only be accepted until 11:59 PM CT on Sunday September 10th, 2017. Donations made by check to Cardinals Care on your behalf must be received in our office no later than Friday, September 8th, 2017. For more information, see the FAQs.


Prizes will be awarded to:

  • ALL participants - Included in Registration Fee
  • Top individual fundraiser
  • Top fundraising team
  • Top finishers

We encourage you to set a personal fundraising goal. We'll provide you with tools to boost your efforts.

We are excited to offer Thank You Gifts in recognition of your outstanding fundraising efforts. The more money you raise to help area kids the more rewards you receive. Click here to see the selection of great incentives.

Donations do not need to be large in order to make a substantial impact. Email your friends, family and coworkers from your fundraising page and encourage them to make a difference in the lives of children. We recommend linking your fundraising page to your Facebook, Twitter and other social networking accounts.

 

Here are Some Simple and Easy Fundraising Ideas


 

EMAIL
Email your fundraising letter to friends, family and co-workers and ask them to support you. Your email will have a direct link right back to your personalized CARDINALS CARE 6K fundraising page. When friends donate online, they will automatically receive a receipt for tax purposes. Once a donation clears, it will immediately show up as a credit in your fundraising tally. Ask everyone to forward your email to 10 more people!


CARDINALS CONSIGNMENT TICKETS

The most fun fundraiser around--sell Cardinals tickets to raise money!  For more information, contact group sales at 314-345-9348 


CORPORATE MATCHING
Take advantage of corporate matching gifts programs. Many of your donors may work for companies that have a program like this – their donation could double simply by filling out a form from their Human Resources department. Cardinals Care is a registered 501(c)(3) federally recognized non-profit organization. Donations to Cardinals Care and the 6K are eligible for most matching grant programs.


VOICEMAIL
Change your voicemail/answering machine messages to announce your participation in the Cardinals Care 6K and explain how they can join or support your team!


EMAIL TAGLINE
Add a tagline to your personal and work emails stating “I’m participating in the Cardinals Care 6K. Will you help me improve the lives of local children by sponsoring my run?” Link to your run homepage for more information.


SUPER CHANGE JAR
Ask all of your friends and family to put aside their spare change to be added to the super change jar. Every month or so, empty it out and let everyone know that “a little at a time” adds up! This is a great idea to put into action at work, too. Decorate the jar with inspirational quotes and photos from your training runs.


TRIBUTE DONATIONS
Encourage your donors to make their donations in “honor of”, “support of”, or “memory of” loved ones or someone they know.


BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY/WEDDING
In lieu of a gift, ask your friends and family to make a donation.
Delegate: Give 10 friends 10 donation forms and ask them to get donations for you.


DRESS DOWN FRIDAY
Ask your boss or Human Resources department if you can host a “Dress Down Friday” or “Cardinals Day.” Ask your employer for permission to allow employees who donate to you to get to dress down or wear Cardinals themed apparel on an assigned day.


SILENT AUCTION
Ask local businesses to donate items or gift certificates and hold a silent auction at your fundraising event, or on a payday at work. Suggest items like a book of car wash certificates, $10 off dry-cleaning, movie passes, play tickets, restaurant gift certificates, pet grooming, a week of free coffee, Cardinals tickets – the list is endless! Set minimum donation limits and allow people to bid up.


BENEFIT NIGHT
Throw a fundraising party at a local establishment. Charge your guests an entrance fee (donation). Ask the host venue, such as a local restaurant, bar, hotel or store, to support you with a donation of 10% (or more!) of the night’s sales – it never hurts to ask.


GARAGE SALE
Ask all of your friends and neighbors to participate by donating items for sale. Make signs that indicate all proceeds are going to Cardinals Care. Add a bake sale and/or lemonade stand, and have a straight donation jar visibly displayed.


ONLINE RESALE
Clean out your closets and gather unwanted electronics and higher-valued items to sell online. Be sure to advertise that all money raised will go directly to charity in support of your participation in the Cardinals Care 6K.  


SUPER CHANGE JAR
Ask all of your friends and family to put aside their spare change to be added to the super change jar. Every month or so, empty it out and let everyone know that “a little at a time” adds up! This is a great idea to put into action at work, too. Decorate the jar with inspirational quotes and photos from your training runs.


CAR WASH
Hold a car wash. Get friends and family to help you wash cars for a donation.  To increase your success, add a bake sale and/or gifts for the highest donors.


HOUSE PARTY
Host a fundraising party at your home for friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Have a potluck, watch a Cardinals game together on TV or create a silent auction.


POTLUCK PARTY
Organize a potluck party and ask everyone to bring a dish to pass while socializing with friends and neighbors. The entrance fee to the party becomes your donation.

 

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