Fundraising Tools

4 Paws Family Fundraising Tools

We know that fundraising for your 4 Paws friend can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be! The staff at 4 Paws For Ability are here to help you. Below are a couple of resources and ideas to assist you with your endeavors. Check back periodically for updates!

Fundraising Basics

Setting up a fundraising site is often the first step to a successful fundraising campaign.  Please remember, for initial fundraising you must use FirstGiving or Razoo and the funds must be sent directly to 4 Paws for Ability.  Please see the fundraising packet for more information.

Many families find that getting their story into their local media is often helpful.  4 Paws can also assist with your press release and media contacts.  

The press release or story used on the fundraising site can be published on the 4 Paws website, on the Make A Dream Come True page.  You must let us know if you would like your story to appear on this page.  Please email stories and a photo to media4paws@gmail.com.

1. Customizable Fundraising Items

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Cyndi Swafford and family

 

Many families choose to incorporate items to sell throughout their fundraising efforts. Whether it be t-shirts, water bottles, window clings, support bracelets or another snazzy item, it is important to find quality products at the best possible rate. The options can be endless, making this task overwhelming at times, which is why Cyndi Swafford (4 Paws alum from the May 2013 class) has offered her services to give our families good and easy options. Since she’s been through the process before, she can certainly relate to what you’re experiencing! 

There is even an option available to get your shirt order at no cost to you by incorporating sponsors! Make sure to ask Cyndi about this offer!

Contact Cyndi Swafford at 937.570.1513 for product ideas, ordering novelty/promotional items and/or fund-raiser t-shirts.

Please click this link to see more shirt samples.

2.  Direct Sale Fundraising Parties

Many direct sale companies offer some type of fundraising opportunity.  Locating a local consultant who can assist you with this type of fundraiser is beneficial.  If interested in direct sale party fundraisers, locate a consultant to help you or inquire on the business’ website.  Families have been able to locate fundraising parties through Jamberry, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Lilla Rose, Tastefully Simple, 31, Arbonne, Usborne Books,  Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, and AVON. 

Kim Merritt – local to Kettering, Ohio can offer traditional AVON flyer fundraisers for local families.  Please contact her at:  937-294-1566 or mrs.kimberlymerritt@gmail.com

3.  Booster for 4 Paws

4 Paws now has an account with Booster (https://www.booster.com/).  Use the instructions below to link your fundraiser directly to 4 Paws and the funds raised will be deposited directly in your child’s account.  Remember you can only use the 4 Paws logo on your initial fundraising (not for travel fundraising).

Instructions Coming Soon!

4.  Restaurant Fundraisers

Many national restaurants offer fundraising opportunities.  If you are interested in a restaurant fundraiser, inquire at your local store.  Some of our families have been able to find support at Chipotle, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Fuddruckers, Chuck E Cheese, Monkey Joe’s, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Quaker Steak, California Pizza Kitchen, Max & Erma’s, Krispy Kream Donuts, and City BBQ.

Additional Help

The above list is just a very brief list of starter ideas.  Families have done everything from silent auctions, to spaghetti dinners, to golf outings and so much more to complete their fundraising.  Engaging in your local community is highly encouraged and so many families tell us how surprised they are by the support of their community!

If you have a question or need advice, our Development Director, Kelly Camm, is here for support. Whether you misplaced a document or are simply stuck and needing some ideas, please check in with Kelly as often as you need for assistance!

Email: KellyCamm@4PawsForAbility.org