Whether your event takes place online, indoors or outdoors, it’s easy for individuals and groups to raise money for The Snowsuit Fund.

Our funding comes directly from generous groups and individuals many of whom host events and fundraise on our behalf.  So, gather your family, friends, colleagues and community to make a difference in the lives of Ottawa’s most vulnerable children and their families.

100% or your donations will be used to buy snowsuits for kids who really need them.  

Here’s how to get started

  1. Brainstorm ideas and decide on a concept (see ideas below)
  2. Confirm your date, time, ticket price 
  3. Finalize your offering(s)
  4. Write an event description (one paragraph)
  5. Register your event 
  6. Plan all the details 
  7. Promote & Fundraise – we can help

You share your warmth and we’re here to help

Please register your fundraiser and provide complete information. Once you’re registered we can share tips and promotional resources.  However, as the event organizer, most of the planning is in your hands.

How we can help

  • Publish your event to our events calendar
  • Provide promotional materials                                                                                (Snowsuit Fund logos, banners, posters, buttons, stickers, collection boxes)
  • Announce your event in our monthly newsletter
  • Help create online fundraising page(s)
  • Mention your event on social media
  • Issue official tax receipts as applicable**
  • Arrange for official attendance and presentations (as possible, schedules permitting)

Event Organizer to-dos

  • Event budgets and funding 
  • Event promotion and marketing
  • Applications for gaming or liquor licenses
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Ticket sales 
  • Prize and auction item solicitation
  • Correspondence and thank you letters

** Not all donations are eligible for tax receipts. Please check with us to determine eligibility in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Get inspired by these event ideas!

Virtual / Online / At Home

  • Virtual Garage Sale
  • Virtual Golf Tournament
  • Virtual Paint Night
  • Online BINGO
  • Online Trivia Contest
  • Streamed Concerts
  • Online Auction
  • Dinner Parties Delivered

Outdoors

  • Golf Tournament 
  • Fun Run or walk-a-thon
  • Skating Party
  • Ski Day
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Car Wash
  • Bottle Drive
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Movie in the Park

Indoors

  • Live Performance 
  • Raffle or Auction 
  • Bake Sale
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Paint Night
  • Fashion Show
  • Haircut Challenge
  • Dinner Party