Fundraise

Fundraise

Victims and survivors of sexual exploitation need our support. OneChild has worked alongside victims and survivors since the beginning, helping to provide safety, rehabilitation, training, and empowerment. None of this would’ve been possible without the help of people like you.

Please fill out the following form with your knowledge and cool ideas so our youth coordinator can get in touch with you shortly to help you succeed!

Victims and survivors of sexual exploitation need our support. OneChild has worked alongside victims and survivors since the beginning, helping to provide safety, rehabilitation, training, and empowerment. None of this would’ve been possible without the help of people like you.

Please fill out the following form with your knowledge and cool ideas so our youth coordinator can get in touch with you shortly to help you succeed!

Step 1: Whats Your Passion?

Fundraising Toolkit

We know you can help us fight the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking – but let’s have some fun in the process. Pick from the list below and we will help show you some great options for fundraising with us.

What are some of your passions? 

 

Event Planning
You can dance

  • Does your school have holiday dances? Semi-Formals? Prom? A great way to fundraise is by donating some of the ticket revenue to OneChild. Get in contact with the individuals who organize the events and ask them about forming a partnership. You could also hand out pamphlets or brochures providing information on the issue at the event. You could even have your own OneChild dance where the entire ticket price becomes a donation.

You can raffle

  • Reach out to local businesses or to your community to see if people would be willing to donate items that you could raffle off! Sell tickets to your raffle and place the names of the participants in a bowl. Then once you have sold enough tickets, you can pull out a name and someone will get some sweet prizes and you will have collected a great donation!

You can get chained

  • Ask sponsors to donate to you and at every goal, for example every $10.00, you pledge to add one set of paper or real chains to wear on your body for a day. On the paper chains you could write facts about the sexual exploitation of children.

You can get tweet

  • Create a post sharing a fact(s) about the sexual exploitation of children with a creative hashtag. Then pledge to raise $1.00 for every retweet your post gets.

You can get talent

  • Schools and communities are full of talent from singers to actors, bands to poets, comics to karaoke stars. Host a talent show to raise awareness, and charge an admission fee.

You can sell

  • Look through your garage, closet, bookshelves and ask your friends and family to do the same. With your parents’/guardians’ permission these items can make for a great garage sale. At your garage sale you could even hand out pamphlets on the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking to all your customers and help spread awareness.

You can collect

 

  • Spare change goes a long way! Look for loose change around your house and begin collecting it in a jar. Pretty soon that money you once would have used to buy a coffee can now be put towards helping a child in need. Pretty Cool!
Sports

You can get sporty

  • Rally your friends, classmates, and community together for a competition that helps to end the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking. Form teams amongst your participants and charge them a fee to enter the tournament and have them hash it out on the court. Maybe you could even get local companies to donate fun prizes for the winning team?
Arts
You can get tattooed

  • Email youth@onechild.ca and join the #Tat2EndIt Campaign! It lets you temporarily tattoo a QR Code to your hand or cheek which will scan to a local or international survivor story. A great way to spread the message and collect funds from the people you share the story with!

You can get crafty

Do you make bracelets? Crochet? Sell your work to your family and friends for donations.

You can get crazy

  • Approach a teacher or your Principal and ask how much money you have to raise for them to get a crazy haircut or wear a crazy outfit for a day. Once you have an agreed upon amount, start promoting this to the students to have them donate to your cause. Once you’ve raised the amount, it’s time for the Teacher/Principal to get crazy!

You can get dressed

  • Students love any excuse to dress up or dress down! Students in a uniform school? Get permission from your Principal to have a paid ‘dress down’ day is an amazing way to collect donations and give the students a break from the boring uniform.
Getting Your Hands Dirty
You can wash

  • Get the water and suds ready for your charity car wash. People will love getting their car washed and have their money go to support OneChild. You can also spread awareness about the issue by giving each driver a pamphlet on the issue.

You can get foodie

  • Students love food and drinks! Anything from international cuisine, barbeques, pancakes, desserts, coffee and tea! If your school has the equipment and can support you, all these foods and drinks can be sold for a small price and get people enjoying food together.
Social Media

You can get tweet

  • Create a post sharing a fact(s) about the sexual exploitation of children with a creative hashtag. Then pledge to raise $1.00 for every retweet your post gets.

Step 1: Whats Your Passion

Fundraising Toolkit

We know you can help us fight the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking – but let’s have some fun in the process. Pick from the list below and we will help show you some great options for fundraising with us.

What are some of your passions?
Fundraising Ideas
(check all that apply)

 

Event Planning

You can dance

  • Does your school have holiday dances? Semi-Formals? Prom? A great way to fundraise is by donating some of the ticket revenue to OneChild. Get in contact with the individuals who organize the events and ask them about forming a partnership. You could also hand out pamphlets or brochures providing information on the issue at the event. You could even have your own OneChild dance where the entire ticket price becomes a donation.

You can raffle

  • Reach out to local businesses or to your community to see if people would be willing to donate items that you could raffle off! Sell tickets to your raffle and place the names of the participants in a bowl. Then once you have sold enough tickets, you can pull out a name and someone will get some sweet prizes and you will have collected a great donation!

You can get chained

  • Ask sponsors to donate to you and at every goal, for example every $10.00, you pledge to add one set of paper or real chains to wear on your body for a day. On the paper chains you could write facts about the sexual exploitation of children.

You can get tweet

  • Create a post sharing a fact(s) about the sexual exploitation of children with a creative hashtag. Then pledge to raise $1.00 for every retweet your post gets.

You can get talent

  • Schools and communities are full of talent from singers to actors, bands to poets, comics to karaoke stars. Host a talent show to raise awareness, and charge an admission fee.

You can sell

  • Look through your garage, closet, bookshelves and ask your friends and family to do the same. With your parents’/guardians’ permission these items can make for a great garage sale. At your garage sale you could even hand out pamphlets on the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking to all your customers and help spread awareness.

You can collect

 

  • Spare change goes a long way! Look for loose change around your house and begin collecting it in a jar. Pretty soon that money you once would have used to buy a coffee can now be put towards helping a child in need. Pretty Cool!
Sports

You can get sporty

  • Rally your friends, classmates, and community together for a competition that helps to end the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking. Form teams amongst your participants and charge them a fee to enter the tournament and have them hash it out on the court. Maybe you could even get local companies to donate fun prizes for the winning team?
Arts

You can get tattooed

  • Email youth@onechild.ca and join the #Tat2EndIt Campaign! It lets you temporarily tattoo a QR Code to your hand or cheek which will scan to a local or international survivor story. A great way to spread the message and collect funds from the people you share the story with!

You can get crafty

Do you make bracelets? Crochet? Sell your work to your family and friends for donations.

You can get crazy

  • Approach a teacher or your Principal and ask how much money you have to raise for them to get a crazy haircut or wear a crazy outfit for a day. Once you have an agreed upon amount, start promoting this to the students to have them donate to your cause. Once you’ve raised the amount, it’s time for the Teacher/Principal to get crazy!

You can get dressed

  • Students love any excuse to dress up or dress down! Students in a uniform school? Get permission from your Principal to have a paid ‘dress down’ day is an amazing way to collect donations and give the students a break from the boring uniform.
Getting your Hands Dirty
You can wash

  • Get the water and suds ready for your charity car wash. People will love getting their car washed and have their money go to support OneChild. You can also spread awareness about the issue by giving each driver a pamphlet on the issue.

You can get foodie

  • Students love food and drinks! Anything from international cuisine, barbeques, pancakes, desserts, coffee and tea! If your school has the equipment and can support you, all these foods and drinks can be sold for a small price and get people enjoying food together.
Social Media

You can get tweet

  • Create a post sharing a fact(s) about the sexual exploitation of children with a creative hashtag. Then pledge to raise $1.00 for every retweet your post gets.

Step 2: Use The Right Resources

No one knows everything about a certain topic and that’s okay. Taking your points from above let’s expand on those and try to understand even more.  Remember to use credible sources to fuel your thirst for knowledge.

Consider online sources such as:

  

Step 2: Use The Right Resources

No one knows everything about a certain topic and that’s okay. Taking your points from above let’s expand on those and try to understand even more.  Remember to use credible sources to fuel your thirst for knowledge.

Consider online sources such as:

  

Step 3: Facts 1, 2, 3

Write down some facts that you know about child sexual exploitation, if you are new to this subject use these sources to learn more!

Fact 1
Fact 2
Fact 3

Step 3: Facts 1, 2, 3

Write down some facts that you know about child sexual exploitation, if you are new to this subject use these sources to learn more!

Fact 1
Fact 2
Fact 3

Step 4: SMART Goals

Now that you’ve chosen an awareness-raising activity from either our list or come up with your own cool idea, it’s time to plan and organize yourself. You can use the SMART Goals guide below to help you collect your thoughts. You got this!

 

S-pecific

When you are organizing your event you want to be as specific as possible. Think about…

  • Time
  • Place
  • Resources needed
  • Parental/Guardian help
M-easureable

You want to make sure you can measure your goal so you know when you’ve reached it! Will that look like…

  • A certain amount of signatures
  • A certain amount of people involved
  • A certain amount of people talked to
A-ttainable

We know you’re passionate so we want to make sure your plans can be attained. Ask yourself questions like…

  • Can I do this alone or will I need others to help?
  • Am I giving myself enough time?
R-elevant

It’s important that your activity or event is relevant to fighting the issue of sexual exploitation of children. This means what type of awareness tools will you incorporate…

  • Pamphlets?
  • Movie?
  • Art piece?
T-imeline

Ensuring that you’re on schedule will help you to finish your goal! Try making a timeline of not only start and end dates but…

  • Half way marks
  • Dates to meet with principles or parents
  • Dates to purchase items

Step 4: SMART Goals

Now that you’ve chosen an awareness-raising activity from either our list or come up with your own cool idea, it’s time to plan and organize yourself. You can use the SMART Goals guide below to help you collect your thoughts. You got this!

 

S-pecific

When you are organizing your event you want to be as specific as possible. Think about…

  • Time
  • Place
  • Resources needed
  • Parental/Guardian help

M-easureable

You want to make sure you can measure your goal so you know when you’ve reached it! Will that look like…

  • A certain amount of signatures
  • A certain amount of people involved
  • A certain amount of people talked to

A-ttainable

We know you’re passionate so we want to make sure your plans can be attained. Ask yourself questions like…

  • Can I do this alone or will I need others to help?
  • Am I giving myself enough time?

R-elevant

It’s important that your activity or event is relevant to fighting the issue of sexual exploitation of children. This means what type of awareness tools will you incorporate…

  • Pamphlets?
  • Movie?
  • Art piece?

T-imeline

Ensuring that you’re on schedule will help you to finish your goal! Try making a timeline of not only start and end dates but…

  • Half way marks
  • Dates to meet with principles or parents
  • Dates to purchase items


With your SMART Goals in place let’s lay out your activity!

Things to Consider For Your Plan

Date:

Name(s)

Location:

Time:

Description of Activity / Event:


With your SMART Goals in place let’s lay out your activity!

Things to Consider For Your Plan

Date:

Name(s)

Location:

Time:

Description of Activity / Event:

Step 6: Ask a Business

You’re doing great! You have your fundraising idea, you’ve planned it all out. It’s time to now email that business and simply ASK!

When you are contacting the business follow these instructions:

  

Things To Consider
  • Introduce yourself
  • Introduce the cause
  • Ask for the product you want donated and what it will be used for
  • Mention how you will promote or honour the business for any donation
  • And of course; thank them, thank them, thank them!
Here's a sample email to ask a business
 

Mr. Kenneth Wong
Gifts N’ Things
92 San Antonio Road
Richmond Hill, Ont.
L4M 6G2, Canada

Dear Mr. Wong,

My name is Zara Ahmed, and I am a ninth grade student at Seeley Grove High School. I am a youth member of the organization OneChild, that unites young people around the world to take action against the sexual exploitation of children and child sex traffickign through public education, advocacy, survivor care, and survivor empowerment. To raise funds for this cause, we are holding a talent show and international dinner on April 14 to raise $1200 for a rehabilitation centre for child survivors in the Philippines. We will also be holding a raffle at the event.

We are asking for the support of Gifts N’ Things to donate 5 gift baskets (of various sizes) as prizes for the raffle. We would be happy to highlight your generosity by placing your name and logo inside the event program guide, as well as thanking Gifts N’ Things during the opening announcements.

We are also in need of paint and mural paper to make banners for the event. Please let me know if there are companies that you believe might be interested in supporting us.
Zara Ahmed 38 Seeley Street Seeley Grove High School Richmond Hill, Ont. L4M 6G2, Canada 707-773-2058
Thank you for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

Step 6: Ask a Business

You’re doing great! You have your fundraising idea, you’ve planned it all out. It’s time to now email that business and simply ASK!

When you are contacting the business follow these instructions:

Things to Consider
  • Introduce yourself
  • Introduce the cause
  • Ask for the product you want donated and what it will be used for
  • Mention how you will promote or honour the business for any donation
  • And of course; thank them, thank them, thank them!
Here's a sample email to ask a business
 

Mr. Kenneth Wong
Gifts N’ Things
92 San Antonio Road
Richmond Hill, Ont.
L4M 6G2, Canada

Dear Mr. Wong,

My name is Zara Ahmed, and I am a ninth grade student at Seeley Grove High School. I am a youth member of the organization OneChild, that unites young people around the world to take action against the sexual exploitation of children and child sex traffickign through public education, advocacy, survivor care, and survivor empowerment. To raise funds for this cause, we are holding a talent show and international dinner on April 14 to raise $1200 for a rehabilitation centre for child survivors in the Philippines. We will also be holding a raffle at the event.

We are asking for the support of Gifts N’ Things to donate 5 gift baskets (of various sizes) as prizes for the raffle. We would be happy to highlight your generosity by placing your name and logo inside the event program guide, as well as thanking Gifts N’ Things during the opening announcements.

We are also in need of paint and mural paper to make banners for the event. Please let me know if there are companies that you believe might be interested in supporting us.
Zara Ahmed 38 Seeley Street Seeley Grove High School Richmond Hill, Ont. L4M 6G2, Canada 707-773-2058
Thank you for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

Step 7: Thank a Business

Yes! The business you approached got back to you! Regardless of whether they’re able to help or not, it’s important to thank them for their time, consideration and possible donation.

Feel free to follow the guidelines below to help you write a lovely thank you email or letter.

Things To Consider
  • Thank them for their time
  • Reconfirm how you will honour them if they are donating
  • Confirm a time and place for pickup for donation
Here are sample emails to thank a business

Dear Mr. Wong,

On behalf of the the students at Seeley Grove, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of 5 gift baskets for our raffle. Would I be able to pick these items up from your store location on April 12? Also, could you please send me your logo so we can include Gifts N’ Things you in our brochure?

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

OR if they are unable to donate to your cause at this time, use this sample email…

Dear Mr. Wong,

On behalf of the students of Seeley Grove, I would like to thank you for you time and consideration towards our cause.

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

Step 7: Thank a Business

Yes! The business you approached got back to you! Regardless of whether they’re able to help or not, it’s important to thank them for their time, consideration and possible donation.

Feel free to follow the guidelines below to help you write a lovely thank you email or letter.

Things to Consider
  • Thank them for their time
  • Reconfirm how you will honour them if they are donating
  • Confirm a time and place for pickup for donation
Here Are Sample Emails to Thank a Business

Dear Mr. Wong,

On behalf of the the students at Seeley Grove, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of 5 gift baskets for our raffle. Would I be able to pick these items up from your store location on April 12? Also, could you please send me your logo so we can include Gifts N’ Things you in our brochure?

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

OR if they are unable to donate to your cause at this time, use this sample email…

Dear Mr. Wong,

On behalf of the students of Seeley Grove, I would like to thank you for you time and consideration towards our cause.

Sincerely,

Zara Ahmed

Step 8: Final Tips

Think Permission Please:

Get permission from whomever is in charge of the location you are holding your event or activity, whether that be a Principal, teacher, parent, guardian, manager etc. Also, if anyone is there under the age of 18, then parental/guardian supervision is needed.

Think Awareness vs. Advocacy:

Awareness is having knowledge in a subject and then being able to share that with the ones around you. It’s very important and should be in all fundraising activities. Advocacy is the lobbying of government to address policy issues, but we can’t allow youth to engage in advocacy initiatives under the name of OneChild. If you’re interested in advocacy work, please email us at youth@onechild.ca and we’ll contact you with opportunities to participate in our next official OneChild advocacy campaign.

Think in Numbers:

Gather your friends, siblings, neighbours and get more done, faster!

Think it Over:

Ask yourself the questions: is my activity/event accessible to all? Is it sensitive and appropriate for the cause I’m fighting for? Am I able to use materials that are environmentally friendly? Just because we are fighting for awareness of the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking doesn’t mean we should ignore other important issues.

Think Ahead:

Make sure you book any rooms, supplies or speakers. Also think ahead to possible weather issues and how you would react in case of rain, snow, cloud or sunshine.

Think Photos and Video:

Remember to document your activity with plenty of photos and video so that we can show you off!

Think Fun:

We at OneChild deem it mandatory that you have fun in all events and activities you do to fight the sexual exploitation of children. We cannot wait to hear about and see all the amazing things you do!

 

Your hard work and determination to fight with OneChild is so important and we can’t wait to watch you succeed! If you need any support or guidance in your awareness-raising efforts never hesitate to contact us at youth@onechild.ca

 

Step 9: Closing Survey

Please fill out the following form to help us understand how your fundraising event went!

Step 9: Closing Survey

Please fill out the following form to help us understand how your fundraising event went!

Contact Us

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Unit D3, Suite 124,
Markham, ON
L3R 5G1
Canada

OneChild Network & Support Inc. is a registered Canadian charity: No. 831160544RR0001

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222