Hosting a fundraising event – or adding a fundraising component to an activity you’re already doing – is a great way to support our work in long-term solutions to homelessness! Here, we’ve listed a few ideas for fundraising opportunities to help get you started:

1. Host an event

From bake sales to hockey tournaments, chili cookoffs to student sleepouts, we’ve been fortunate to have communities from across the country support us through a variety of fundraising events and activities.

No event is too small! Here is a toolkit to help get you started with planning a fundraising event in your community:

2. Give up a Gift

Have a birthday coming up? A housewarming? Wedding? Giving up a gift and asking guests to instead make a donation on your behalf is a great way to support long-term solutions to homelessness. Here are a few ways to donate your gift:

  • ECHOage allows you to set up an event page, and will split your gift so that 50% of proceeds are donated to Raising the Roof and 50% go towards purchasing an item/items on your wishlist.
  • We will happily set up a donation page through our fundraising tool with a link that you can share on your party invitation. Contact us for more details.
  • Set-up a donation box at the entrance of your celebration and encourage guests to donate what they can when they arrive.

3. Fundraise through your business

Our annual Toque Campaign is a great way to for your business to be involved in ending homelessness in your community. From staff competitions to in store toque sales, there are several ways for you to be involved.

We also have sponsorship opportunities at the national or regional level including volunteer opportunities. Contact us to get started on your custom sponsorship package.

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4. Fundraise through your school

Students of all ages have the opportunity to make a difference in their local community through our turn-key school fundraising campaigns. Come together and take action to end homelessness in Canada today!

5. Participate in a Community Build Day

Raising the Roof’s Community Build Days offer an a uniquely impactful team building opportunity. Your team will have the opportunity to deepen your team connection, gain practical skills, learn from people whose lives are being changed through the Reside program and create affordable housing for people at risk of homelessness!

Download our Community Build Day guide to learn more about this hands-on opportunity to have social impact in your community while strengthening your team.