The Blue Cross changes lives every day but there is still work to do! Fundraising for us is the single most powerful thing you can do to help stop substance abuse. If you chose to fundraise for us, please let us know in advance so we can best determine how to support your efforts. Our goal is to help you succeed in your fundraising effort, whether you’re asking for donations online, donating sales proceeds from your business, or planning a special event.
Do your own thing!
There are lots of creative ways to raise money to fight substance abuse, so we will give you a few examples to help you get started but feel free to get creative and come up with one of your own. Be sure to check out our Toolkit and Helpful Tips pages to get you started.
Bake Sale: Set up a bake sale and sell your goodies at your local school, farmer’s market or place of worship.
Alcohol Ban: Give up alcohol for a day, week or month and give the money you saved to the Blue Cross! Encourage your friends to participate!
Sports: Fancy yourself a rival for Ronaldo? Set up a football tournament with your friends or co-workers or get sponsored to swim, bike, or run a distance!
Blue Cocktail Party: Host a “Blue Cocktail Party,” an alcohol free event. Mix up your favorite drinks without the alcohol and encourage everyone to make a donation instead of bringing the host a gift! Click here for some great recipes for non-alcoholic drinks. Click here for some sample recipes
Raise Money in Your Faith Group: Set up a collection for the Blue Cross and bring together members from your faith to fundraise around festivals like the Harvest, Diwali, Christmas, Ramadan or Easter.