Fundraise for Us

Volunteer fundraisers are true ambassadors for World Action Fund, raising funds for a cause and reaching out to tell others over 1 billion people are vulnerable and poor to health complications and poverty

It’s easy to create your very own campaign – turn your passion into action and help World Action Fund lift lives around the globe!

25 best fundraising ideas

Fundraising is an exciting way to use your skills, talents and expertise, while raising money to support a cause.

Whether on your own or with a group of friends, hosting your own fundraising event for Women’s Crisis Services is a great way to help us help abused women and children. From a family fun day to a black tie dinner – there are lots of ways to get people together to help raise money for World Action Fund

We provide you with any support you need – including a dedicated fundraising contact, and materials like event posters, donation forms, our logo, and a script to read at your fundraising event.  

Wash a car for a cause

What is a third-party fundraiser and why should I host one?

A third-party fundraising event is when a business, organization, community group, school or individual hosts an event or program to benefit WAF’s services. It is planned and executed independently of WAF.World Action Fund is funded partly by local donations. In order to help abused women, children and, refugees and emergencies, we need your help. It is as simple as that.

I want to organize a fundraiser for World Action Fund but I’m not sure what to do.

Listed below are some ideas of the many ways that you can help raise funds and awareness for WAF. This list is by no means exhaustive. Let your creativity guide you!

  • Collect Donations: Set out collection canisters next to cash registers to encourage your customers to help you support World Action Fund
  • Create your own online fundraising page
  • Host a Benefit Concert
  • Host a bake sale
  • Host a car wash
  • Donate a percentage of your business profits
  • Designate World Action Fund as the beneficiary for your event: If your business or organization hosts an annual event that generates funds, consider donating a portion of the proceeds to Women’s Crisis Services.
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  • Or join our VOLUNTEER page and fundraise

I want to host a fundraiser. What should I do next?

Click here to complete our application form.

If you have questions, please contact Peter Odama or email click here.

What will World Action Fund do to help with my fundraiser?

There are limits to how we can help, but here are some of the things we can offer:

  • A pop-up poster
  • Donation forms
  • Donation envelopes
  • Promotional brochure
  • An online fundraising page for your event
  • Issue tax receipts, subject to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines
  • A script that helps you describe the works we do and why folks should donate at your event
  • Promotion through our website, blog, Facebook and Twitter
  • A representative from World Action Fund to speak at your event

What can World Actin Fund not do for my event?

  • Fund or reimburse any event expenses
  • Provide donor or sponsor lists
  • Guarantee attendance of staff or volunteers at your event
  • Solicit individuals or companies to acquire donations or sponsorship for auctions or raffles
  • Apply for gaming licenses (e.g. bingos, raffles, liquor, insurance) for your event
  • Provide tax receipts for cash or in-kind goods that were not directly received by World Action Fund

What am I responsible for?

As the event sponsor, you are responsible for all details of the event, including:

  • Underwriting all of the related costs
  • Printing of all materials
  • Creating flyers to publicize the event
  • Working at the event
  • Insurance
  • Applicable lottery and gaming licenses

Fundraising Event Ideas

Got a fundraiser in mind?
Tell us about your fundraiser using one of the three options below. When you apply, we’ll send you our fundraising toolkit which is packed with helpful information. And one of our Fundraising Managers will be in touch to give you all the support you need with getting your fundraising off the ground.

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