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Would you like to fundraise to support Share the Warmth’s programs?

Your idea for an event could help Share the Warmth!

In the event above, watch the results of DentsuBos’ Auction held on March 1, 2017. It was fun, short and quite simple to organise. A great creative initiative for office teams!

From Bake Sales to Food Drives, from Birthday Party Donations to Activities for Youth, let your imagination run wild and set up an event that will be well received in your community. Then, speak to us and let us know how we can help you succeed in your event!

Some examples

One such popular event was thought up by an elementary school child who started a Sock Drive for Share the Warmth.

DentsuBos personnel organize an annual silent auction. All proceeds are given to Share the Warmth for programs. One DentsuBos employee is organizing an amazing cycling challenge for Share the Warmth’s 25th anniversary!

The Burgundy Pub Lion organizes an Annual Golf Tournament and donates all proceeds to Share the Warmth.

Zaak Dopson organized a ‘Dance for them’ event and received food instead of payment and gave the food to Share the Warmth’s food bank.

This support is essential to Share the Warmth’s success.

If you have an idea please read this: Organise an event for Share the Warmth

 

514-933-5599 (extension 222)

Canada Revenue Agency

First, you will need approval for your idea. Please contact us a few weeks before your event and if possible, a few months before for larger fundraisers (wine tastings, silent auctions, or fundraising dinners). Share the Warmth asks that you, as the organizer, take care of procuring a liquor license if you need one for your event as the organization cannot sign off on them for events.

FILL OUT THIS FORM: Organise an event for Share the Warmth

If you want to use the Share the Warmth logo for your event or to advertise your event on your website or on social media, please ensure that you use the latest Share the Warmth logo. We can send you this in jpeg or ai at your request. You will want to clearly indicate what you are asking people to contribute to. Here are a few examples.

  • 2$ of every sale will be donated to Share the Warmth
  • Your donation goes directly to Share the Warmth (you may wish to add for a program)
  • For every sale of 100$ or more, a coat will be donated to Share the Warmth
  • Food donations will go to the Food Bank at Share the Warmth

We will want to see your proofs before you use them at large.

Depending on your event and types of donations, Share the Warmth can issue receipts for income tax purposes for donations of 20$ or more. To do so, however, we need a complete list of contact information of all the people who gave to your event. You, as the organizer, are responsible for completing this list and sending it to us as soon as your event is completed. You do not receive a tax receipt as an organizer unless you also made a donation over 20$. For more information on receipting, please read this page.

You will need complete name, address, phone number and email address of each person who donates more than 20$ if they wish to receive a tax receipt.

Please read the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information on receipting. Share the Warmth acts in accordance with all relevant charitable laws and insists that all its events do also.

You will want to make sure that all the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed and that everyone who gave gets a receipt and that you and your supporters are acknowledged. Please make sure to communicate all relevant information to Share the Warmth so that we can do this!

If you took photographs, please send us a few so that we may post them on social media, in our newsletter or annual report. If you are advertising your event, make sure to include Share the Warmth through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other way that holds your fancy! It’s important to respect everyone’s wishes, so please make sure you ask permission of anyone you photograph before you snap those pictures. 

Please review the Canada Revenue Agency website and ensure that your idea is in accordance with relevant laws.

This page explains laws applicable to not for profit organizations and can help guide those wanting to help fundraise for Share the Warmth.