There are a number of annual events on the calendar where the population spends large sums of money on gift-giving. Some charities are able to raise a great deal of funds on the back of the special days, building on success year after year. Valentine’s Day is not yet connected to one big-name charity, so we have some fundraising ideas suggested here for Valentine’s Day. They work best as peer-to-peer fundraising connected to the charity’s central cause, which should be related to love, offering something that people want on 14 February.
Gifts “in the name of”
Under someone else’s name the person buying the gift plants a tree adopts a wolf or otherwise spends money for a particular item which is given to benefit someone else worse off. Organisations can offer a range of gifts for men, who are traditionally hard to buy for, whether husband, father, brother or son. Offering several different valentines gift ideas for him will open up your fundraising to a wider customer base, whilst at the same time providing gifts for fathers, husbands and boyfriends.
Say it With Flowers
Sell flowers to schools, offices and communities in support of your cause. Different flowers can have different gift cards that explain how the money raised by the flowers will be spent. You can extend this idea by partnering with a local florist to add value to the flowers in exchange for donations or create flowers from clay, wood, metal or other materials.
The Race of Stars will see more than 170 of Australia’s best young drivers take on some of the world’s best in 2014 while reaching speeds in excess of 150 km/h. Don’t miss the action and all day entertainment – FREE on Saturday 18 October 2014.
Event Date: 18 Oct 2014
Event Start Time: 8:00am
Event End Time: 4:00pm
Launching V8 Superfest 2014 is the High Octane adrenalin filled Fire and Fuel Fest in Surfers Paradise on Friday 17 October. With free entry to all attendees, this event will ignite, excite and fire you up on all cylinders. Featuring Monster Machines, Freestyle FMX, BMX Ring of Fire Stunts, Grinder Performances, A Human Torch, in addition to American Muscle Cars and a ferocious firework display, this celebration by JC Epidemic of all things fuel is an event not to be missed. Come down early to Surfers Paradise to secure your spot.
Event Date: 17 Oct 2014
Event Start Time: 7:00pm
Event End Time: 8:30pm
Event Location: Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
An educational safe driving program for all year 11 students on the Gold Coast to come to the V8 Supercars Superschool at the Performance Driving Centre and take part in our physics based educational road initiative.
The FREE Program runs from August to October with 2 Student Ambassadors selected at its conclusion and invited to be a part of V8 Superfest celebrations and attend the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600.
Event Date: 18 Aug 2014
Event Start Time: 9:30am
Event End Time: 2:00pm
Event Location: Schools invited from SE Queensland. Program held at the Performance Driving Centre, 75 Norwell Road, Norwell QLD 4208