There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in supporting families in need by fundraising for us. Whether at school, in the office, or with friends you can fundraise for Family Action and make a difference today.
We have lots of ideas, enjoy having fun with our fundraising and would love to hear what you’re getting up to in aid of us.
We’ve put some of our favourite ideas below to get you started. Don’t forget to get in touch if you’re fundraising for us so we can provide you with materials (like balloons and t-shirts), help you with promotion through Facebook and Twitter and most importantly say thank you.
Your school can get involved in supporting Family Action in lots of ways. How about having a dress down day, holding a bake sale, a sponsored silence or getting all of your pupils involved in a mass activity like trampolining for a minute each. You can also get involved in our Toy Appeal, donating gifts to disadvantaged children and young people in your community.
Fundraising activities can be educational as well. Why not get your pupils to come up with a way of turning £5 into as much as they can? You’ll be getting them to think about profit and loss and how businesses generate income.
During our partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) we produced lots of resources for schools to use which you can access here, including our Schools fundraising pack and Assembly Pack.
If your school would like to fundraise for Family Action, get in touch with the fundraising team to find out more.
When you next have a spring clean, why not list your unwanted items like clothes, books and DVD’s on eBay for charity. You can donate all, or a percentage of the income, to Family Action. Please let us know when your items are listed – we’ll help to promote the items through social media.
Alternatively, take your unwanted items to a car boot sale. Promote it with a sign saying some, or all of the funds, raised will be going to Family Action. This can often lead people to offering to pay more for an item!
Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of? Then please think about donating it to us through Giveacar!
Giveacar raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars. They provide a nationwide FREE service which:
Scrap donations raise about £35 (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.
To arrange the donation of a car, visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call 020 7736 4242, quoting (Family Action) as your preferred charity.
Let us know how you’re fundraising at home by getting in touch with the fundraising team.
Fundraising is meant to be fun and there’s no better way to enjoy it than getting all your friends involved. We’ve got lots of ideas for fundraising with friends including holding a Swishing event (clothes swapping), holding a quiz night, a ticketed party in the garden with a BBQ and games, creating a cook book with all of your favourite recipes in it, an auction of promises…the list is endless!
Or, if you want to really challenge yourself, why not sign up to an event with a group of friends – together you could walk 50 or 100km along the River Thames, take part in the Three Peak Challenge or run the London Marathon. Find out about all of these events and more.
Savoo is also a great source of internet voucher codes! So you can get what your searching for even cheaper. It also donates to Family Action every time you use one of its voucher codes. So for a great bargain with the likes of Debenhams, Argos and Marks & Spencer, and a simple way to easily raise money for Family Action, get ‘Savooing’ and search, save and raise today!
If you’re planning your special day, why not consider asking for donations instead of gifts?
By sharing the generosity of your guests with Family Action, you can start your married life knowing you have made a difference to disadvantaged children and families.
You can do this by starting a Justgiving page. Add photos and tell people why you support Family Action, then share with your wedding invitation and on social media!
You can also raise money by selling duplicate wedding gifts through eBay for charity.