Fundraising Hints and Tips

We've put together a list of tips to help make your beanie day a success.

While raising funds and awareness are important, don't forget to have fun!

Fundraising for Individuals

  • ask your friends, family and colleagues for donations to support your fundraising efforts
  • pick up beanies for your friend and family when you do your shopping at Ritchie's Supa IGA. Or, if you can't get in store, take orders and money for beanies and order them together
  • invite friends to wear any beanie to your event and donate on the day/night
  • take a group of mates to any NRL game in Round 11 with beanies on your heads and gold coins in your pockets
  • fill a jar with jelly beans or chocolate beanies and have a "guess the number of jelly beanies in the jar" competition

Fundraising for Schools

  • hold an out of uniform day for a gold coin donation
  • wear a beanie for a gold coin donation
  • have students make a donation to play pin the Pom Pom on the beanie, with the chance to win a prize
  • sell baked beanie Jaffles, jelly beanies or chocolate beanies from the canteen
  • have a bake sale! Invite parents to make cupcakes with Beanie toppers, chocolate beanies or jelly beanies on top
  • set up a game of Pass the Beanie quiz style. Have students make a donation to enter the Quiz competition. Give a student the "Question Beanie" to put on. If they get the question right they keep playing, if not they pass the beanie along to another student. Whoever answers the last question wins.

Fundraising for Businesses

  • show how socially responsible your business is by partnering with Mark Hughes Foundation and fundraising on their behalf
  • challenge another department or office to beat your fundraising goal
  • hold a business lunch and charge for entry
  • use the Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Day as the charity partner for your corporate event
  • get your team to wear a beanie on Beanie Day for a donation
  • get local media involved to get even more eyes on your events and fundraising efforts
  • raise awareness on Social Media, in your email signatures and in other marketing collateral

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