Ideas of Events to Host
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event to raise funds for HearthPlace Cancer Support Centre. Do you have an event idea? Are you looking for inspiration? The possibilities are endless. Be creative and have fun. Below are a few ideas of how you can raise funds.
- A-thons(eg. walk, bike, yoga, dance)
- Bake Sale
- Car Wash
- Card Night
- Dinner Party
- Dress Down Days
- Employee Matching Funds Program
- Fashion Show
- Garage Sale
- Hair Cut or Head Shave
- Lemonade Stand
- Murder Mystery
- Pancake Breakfast
- Plant Sale
- Tournament (e.g. curling, hockey, horseshoes, bowling, cricket)
Please contact Jenny Souch at 905 579-4833 or email@example.com for more
information and assistance.
Third Party Event Form
Click here to download a Third Party event registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions: About hosting your own event
Q. Do I need to fill out an Event Application? Can't I just donate the proceeds to Hearth Place after the event?
A. While we graciously accept proceeds from events that take place without our knowledge, we do recommend you let us know about your activity or event by registering it. If we know about it ahead of time we can provide you with resources, promotional materials and benefits such as an event listing in our bi-monthly newsletter "from the hearth".
Q. Where does the money I raise go?
A. The money you raise will help fund the programming that Hearth Place offers. You can see more information about the programming offered. Together we can provide Hope, Encouragement, Acceptance, Reassurance, Trust and Help to the members of Hearth Place.
Q. Does Hearth Place provide insurance for my event?
A. Hearth Place does not provide insurance for third party events. We suggest you speak with someone from your own personal insurance company to see what coverage they could provide.
Q. Can Hearth Place help me to solicit sponsorship and donors for my event?
A. Due to limited staff and volunteer resources, we are unable to help you secure sponsors and donors for your event. If you have completed an event registration form, we are happy to create a general letter that you can take to potential sponsor and donors that shows them our knowledge of the event.
Q. Can Hearth Place provide me with volunteers at my event?
A. Due to limited staff and volunteer resources, we are unable to guarantee volunteers for your event but would assist as best we could. We are happy to have a representative attend your event if available.
Q. I would like to have a representative from Hearth Place speak at my event, or attend my event with promotional material. Is this possible?
A. We will make every effort to attend your event if you would like us there. Depending on the size, scale and timing of your event, a representative from Hearth Place may attend as a speaker, volunteer or guest. Please note that Hearth Place is a charity that is not publicly funded and we would prefer our representative not be required to purchase a ticket to your event. If you would like to have a representative at your event, please consider budgeting for this within your event expenses. We will however, publicize your event to our membership where possible and appropriate.
Q. Can I use the Hearth Place logo when promoting my event?
A. Once your event is approved, contact Jenny with information on how you would like to use the logo. This will then be approved and Jenny will forward you a .pdf of the Hearth Place logo. All promotional materials with the Hearth Place logo must be approved by Jenny before going to print.
Q. When do I need to submit the net profits from the event?
A. Event guests and volunteers will likely want to know how successful the event was. Hearth Place strives to recognize its supporters in a timely manner and therefore, we ask that net proceeds be submitted within 30 days of the event.
Q. Can Hearth Place issue tax receipts for my event?
A. Hearth Place issues tax receipts in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. In general, Hearth Place does not issue tax receipts for third party events unless pledges or individual donations are made. In which case, full contact information of the donor must be received. If you have questions about if your event qualifies for tax receipts please contact Jenny.