Interested in holding an event at your school? Not everyone has the time they wish they had to put on an elaborate event – especially students. These ideas are effective ways to involve your school without letting your grades suffer by taking up too much of your study time.
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School Dance or Dance-a-thon
One of the easiest ways to involve your school is to get permission from your school or principal (elementary or high school) or facilities manager/events services (post-secondary) to hold a dance in your school’s cafeteria or auditorium. You can keep costs low by charging for (non-alcoholic) drinks at the
dance; by creating your own playlist on an iPod or lap-top; and by renting speakers for a nominal fee. If you sell tickets to the dance you can use the proceeds to cover these fees and then donate the rest of the funds to help in the fight against ALS.
Another dancing idea is to hold a dance-a-thon. In this case, rather than holding a dance, you can engage other students and have them collect pledges from their friends and family for their entrance into a dance competition. You don’t need to be a skilled dancer to compete – you can make this as simple as whoever stays on the dance floor the longest wins a prize.
ALS Canada is happy to provide educational and awareness materials for distribution as you sell tickets. We offer customized pledge for
ms with information about ALS on them for people to use to collect sponsors for events, and can also provide ALS Society of Canada purple bracelets to be sold at your event. Your event will also be promoted on ALS Canada’s Facebook page. Please contact us for more information.
If you don’t want to take the time to plan a school dance or don’t think your school would be interested, why not hold a bake sale? Almost everyone enjoys yummy treats and is willing to pay for them.
A bake sale is one of the easiest things you can do to raise funds. You will need to get permission from your school or principal (elementary or high school) or facilities manager/events services (post-secondary). You can also form a committee among your friends, who will work to oversee the event. The committee’s job is threefold: to ensure that people are aware that a bake sale will be held on your chosen day (posters, announcements and signage work great for this), to bake (and enlist others who will provide baked goods) and to help sell the baked goods.
ALS Canada is happy to provide educational and awareness materials for distribution as you make a sale. We can also provide ALS Society of Canada purple bracelets to be sold during your bake sale to increase the amount of funds raised. Please contact us for more information.
For more information or to start planning your own event, please contact:
Director of Development
ALS Society of Canada
1-800-267-4257 x 205
Manager, Projects and Events
ALS Society of Canada
1-800-267-4257 x 210