Host A Do-It-Yourself Fundraising Event
What Is A DIY Event?
A DIY, or “Do It Yourself” event, is a fundraising event organized and hosted by you in your community to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Use your talent and passion to raise funds and awareness for LBBC!
When you decide to host an event, you can use our online tools to monitor your event and accept online donations.
Fundraising Event Ideas
Send emails: Write heartfelt letters to everyone you know asking for their support. Letter writing is the number one way to raise money.
Post on social media: Share your donation page on your social media accounts asking for a donation from your friends. You’ll be surprised at who donates!
Car washes: Grab some sponges, soap, and water on a gorgeous day and raise money by having a neighborhood car wash.
Yard sales: Get rid of your old stuff and raise money! Make sure you hang a sign saying that a portion of the sales will benefit LBBC.
Happy hours: Work with your local watering hole to create a drink special that allows the bar/restaurant to donate a portion of the profits. You can also ask to guest bartend at your favorite bar and donate your tips.
Shopping to support: Next time you’re at your favorite store, ask them to designate a window of time when they will donate a percentage of proceeds back to LBBC and invite all your friends!
Dress-down days: Contact your child’s school or your office manager and ask if they will allow $5 donations for permission to dress down on a specific day.
Throw a party: Host a fundraising party at your house, favorite restaurant or bar. Invite friends, family and coworkers and serve foods and drinks. Share with them why you’re raising money for LBBC and what it means to you.
Sports and Activities
Get your yoga, gym, Pilates, or spinning studio to set-up a donation jar, hold a donation class and put flyers at their front desk.
It's an easy way for your gym or studio to support a great cause!
In The Office
Bring your dog to work day: Ask your boss if employees can bring their dog to work in exchange for a $20 donation to LBBC
Corporate match: Many companies have employee matching programs for nonprofits; for every dollar you raise, your company may donate the same. Make sure to ask your HR office.
Planning/logistical questions: Contact Hayley Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 645-4569.
Donation/tax questions: Contact Vicki Klopp at email@example.com or (484) 708-1804.