In light of #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5 – an opportunity to encourage generosity during these uncertain times – we want to share ways you can support us right from your own home. We understand that times are tough for many of us, so we want to remind you that there are so many ways you can continue to support the Foundation other than making a financial contribution.
Here are some great ideas for how you can support childhood cancer research:
Support us on social media
Social media is a great way to show your support and it won’t cost you a thing! By following our social media channels and engaging with our content, you will be helping us raise awareness for childhood cancer research. So be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We also encourage you to share your own stories on social media about why you support CLCRF. If you do decide to share your stories of support, please tag us or use the #CLCRF hashtag so we can see your posts and thank you!
Buy a raffle ticket
By buying a raffle ticket from CLCRF, not only will you be helping to fund childhood cancer research, but you will also go into the draw to win a whopping $15,000! Although this way of supporting us isn’t free, raffle tickets are only $2 each and you have the freedom to purchase as few or as many as you like. Our next raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, June 30 so be sure to purchase your ticket before then for your chance to win big!
Ask for gift donations
If you have a birthday coming up and your loved ones are asking for gift ideas, why not ask them to make a donation to CLCRF instead? Asking for a donation as a gift is a great way to make your special day more meaningful as you will be helping an important cause during such a crucial time.
Facebook’s partnership with PayPal offers a convenient and secure way to raise funds on your birthday by allowing you to create your own fundraiser page. All you need to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our account.
Register to be a volunteer for CLCRF
Since having to postpone many of our upcoming events, our need for volunteers has reduced – but this doesn’t mean you can’t still register your interest to help us at a later date! Without the invaluable help of our volunteers, we would not be able to run our community events or raise as much money for childhood cancer research.
Have your own fun run
This year’s HBF Run for a Reason may be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have your own fun run for CLCRF! The event has kept their fundraising pages open, meaning you can still show your support for the initiative. So why not create a fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support you as you do your own run, walk, or jog. You can head to your local park or, if you live in a quiet area and it’s safe to do so, plan a run around your neighbourhood.
At a time when we’re all experiencing the pandemic, generosity and the power to make a positive change in the lives of others is what can bring us together. If you choose to support the CLCRF cause in your own creative way during this time, we would love to hear about it – be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram!