There are so many ways that you can get involved with fundraising for Community Housing Aid, and we are here to make it as easy as possible for you. From sponsored sleepouts to fancy dress parties, raffles and coffee mornings, to sitting in a bath of baked beans. Fundraising can be fun, challenging and even just a bit silly, and we would love to hear from you with any ideas. In the current financial climate, community support is more vital than ever to keep our projects going, and to enable us to help as many homeless and vulnerable people as possible.
A small event can be as low key or as adventurous as you like. More hands on deck makes for lighter work as they say, so get your talented friends and collegues in on putting on a comedy or a music night. Scout out your local venues and see if they will loan out their venue for free or at a charitable rate. You will be surprised at the generousity of people, once they know your cause. Get the community involved in shouting about your event through social media, leaflets and posters in cafes and libraries.
Coffee mornings, pub quizes and raffles are always good fun too, Get your local pub onboard, and even hijack their weekly quiz. Ask local businesses for donations, and your raffle is sorted. They are very cost effective ways to raise money, and people love a drink and slice of cake, so winners all round. Click on our Fundraising info pack below for more information on how to put on an event.
Sponsored Sleepouts are a favourite group fundraising activity for many. They can be great fun, but also an educating challenge on the issues around homelessness. They are great for youth groups, uni societies and corporate groups. We are here to provide you with all the admin and health and safety resources to help you put on a successful and safe sleepout. Our Big Sleepout 2010 was a brilliant success, it attracted 33 brave rough sleepers ranging from those in their early teens to those in their eighties, willing to sleep rough on a cold October evening. The aim of the event was not just to raise funds, but also awareness and insight into the challenges faced by homeless people and the dangers of sleeping rough. Please email us, if you wish to put on a sleepout for CHA.
Another popular way to raise money for us, is to get active. Don your trainers and get outside. It could be the local Teignbridge Toddle, Commando Challenge, or the Castle Drogo 10k. Whatever you fancy, we will provide you with CHA sponsor forms and a t-shirt. If that isn’t challenging enough, there are always planes to jump out of, or mountains to climb, so please get in touch with your ideas.
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