How to Fundraise for Gear Up For Health
You can support the Belleville General Hospital Foundation in their journey to purchase priority medical equipment for Quinte Health Care BGH by collecting donations from family, friends, coworkers and neighbours. Invite them to join you in making a difference for the families in our community who have experienced the need to use the facilities at our community hospital.
The government doesn't purchase medical equipment, donors do!
How to Fundraise?
The best way to fundraise is to share your fundraising page. Once you register 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 names and mailing addresses for anyone who would like a reciept. Donations of $20 or more will be automatically receipted when they are accompanied by the correct information. Donations under $20 will be receipted upon request with the correct information. You can collect donations in the form of cash or cheques. If someone would like to donate with their credit card information please direct them to the online page or they are welcome to stop into the BGHF office during regular business hours or call the office at 613-969-7400 ext 2061.
Cheques should be made payable to Belleville General Hospital Foundation. You can turn in your pledge forms and donations 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 anytime before the event.
Using your Fundraising Page
Once you register online you will receive your own personal fundraising page. You will have the ability to customize this page 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 in support of your goals.
Ideas for your webpage
- Talk about why the hospital 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.
Quick Tips for Raising Money
Most importantly, don't hesitate to ask people more than once, especially with email.
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