How to Fundraise for The Butterfly Run
You can support Quinte 7 Maternal Child Department and the Emergency Departments at Quinte Health Care by collecting donations from family, friends, coworkers and neighbours. You can also start a team so your family, friends, coworkers and neighbours can join you in making a difference for the families in our community who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the loss of a child.
How to Fundraise?
The best way to fundraise is to register online as a participant and register to have your own fundraising page. Once you register to fundraise you will have your own personal page to share with friends and family via email or social media. This will give everyone who sees your link the opportunity to donate at the click of a button.
You can also download a pdf copy of the pledge form so that you can collect donations offline. For tax receipts to be processed, we need complete mailing addresses for anyone who would like a reciept. You can collect donations in the form of cash or cheques.
Cheques should be made payable to Belleville General Hospital Foundation. You can turn in your pledge forms and donations on the pre-registration or when you register on event day. You're are also invited to stop into the Foundation office located in the Sills Wing at Belleville General Hospital between 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m., Mon-Fri to drop them off.
Use your Butterfly Run Fundraising Page
Once you register online to fundraise you will get your own personal Butterfly Run page that you have the ability to customize with your own text and upload your own photo. Use it to tell your story with words and pictures. You can even write blog posts on your page. The more information you share the more people will relate to your story. When people visit your personal page they will find a link to make online donations on your behalf.
Ideas for your webpage
- Talk about why The Butterfly Run is important to you
- Share your personal story
- Share the story of the loved one for whom you are doing this event in honour of or in memory of
When your web page is ready, share it!
You can send out the link for your page (you can even customize the link) using your regular email account, Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you can paste the link to be seen and shared. Click here for instructions on how to share to social media if you encounter any problems.
Quick Tips for Raising Money
Most importantly, don't hesitate to ask people more than once, especially with email. If you don't get a response the first time, ask them if your email arrived. Then, ask again.
Here's one method many people have used to quickly raise funds
Day 1: Get yourself started with a donation
Day 2 : Challenge your family members to match your donation
Day 3: Ask your best friend for a donation
Day 4: Ask your boss for a company donation or a matching gift
Day 5: Ask your local friends to support you
Day 6: Ask your out-of-town friends to support you
Day 7: Gather support at work! Ask your co-workers for support
Day 8: Ask your neighbours to support you
Day 9: Ask people from your church, club, gym, etc. for their support
Day 10: Ask your spouse or significant other to ask their co-workers for support