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Kids Help Phone’s innovative e-mental health services save and change lives.

We need you: our team captains, champions and sponsors. You can make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people in your community and across Canada.

How to get started

  1. Register online
    Join or start a team by asking friends, family and coworkers to join you virtually on Sunday, May 1. You can show young people across Canada that they’re never alone!
     
  2. Set a fundraising goal (suggested fundraising minimum $100)
    Setting a realistic goal will help keep you motivated and give you something concrete to work toward. Raising these funds helps support young people and helps you earn rewards!
     
  3. Share your reason for participating and build your connection to the cause
    Whether it’s on your online profile page or through personal emails, share your reason for supporting Kids Help Phone. You might be surprised by how your family and friends support your efforts!
     
  4. Let your friends, family and coworkers know that you’re a champion in your community!
    Make a list of all the people you know and ask them to make a donation if possible. Call, email or post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
     
For more great fundraising advice and ideas, check out our fundraising tips and tools.

Fundraising tips & tools

Support your fundraising efforts with these simple tips and tools.
 

Pledge Form

Track any funds raised in person by printing our pledge form. You can print as many as you need! 

To ensure funds are attributed to you, please ensure your information is completed on the top of the pledge form.

Virtual attendees: please pre-deposit all cash and/or cheques at any BMO branch, and mail your pledge form to Kids Help Phone. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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Posters

You can share our poster on social media or via email to help spread the word about the fundraising activities (online auctions, bingo, etc.) you may be hosting in-person or virtually at your workplace, or with people in your networks.

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Social media toolkits

Want to engage your social networks but unsure how? Download our social media toolkit for tips and sample posts! 

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Fundraising tips

Not sure where to start? Take a look at our fundraising tips below! They include helpful ideas for engaging with family, friends and coworkers for a great cause – in person or virtually!

  1. Trivia
    Create a trivia competition you can run in person and through video chat. You can charge a fee to participate, with the winner receiving a prize and all funds raised going to your team.

    Research topics such as sports, entertainment, history and geography, and host a trivia night for your friends, family or colleagues.
     
  2. Online auction
    Set up an online auction through websites such as 32auctions.com, where you can raise money by auctioning off goods and services that can be redeemed at any time. All proceeds can go to your team, or each winner can make a donation to the donor’s fundraising page!
     
  3. Bingo
    Participate in a game of bingo by downloading bingo cards online and sharing them with your team. You can charge a small fee to purchase the cards and then set up a 15-minute video chat and call out the numbers each day. The winner will get a prize and all funds will go to your team!

Fundraising rewards

To thank our fundraising participants for their efforts in supporting Kids Help Phone, a wide range of rewards are given to individual participants and teams.

Individual fundraising rewards

If you raise $250 or more as an individual (by asking your network to donate), you qualify for a reward* as outlined in the chart below.

Funds Raised Reward*
$250-$499 $25 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$500-$749 $50 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$750-$999 $75 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$1,000-$1,999 $100 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$2,000-$2,999 $200 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$3,000-$3,999 $300 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$4,000-$4,999 $400 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card
$5,000+ $500 Marshalls/Winners/HomeSense gift card

 

Team fundraising rewards

All teams that raise funds through group activities (e.g. virtual games night, online silent auction, etc.) qualify for team rewards* as outlined in the chart below.**

Funds Raised Reward*
$500-$999 $50 Boston Pizza gift card
$1,000-$1,999 $100 Boston Pizza gift card
$2,000-$2,999 $200 Boston Pizza gift card
$3,000-$3,999 $300 Boston Pizza gift card
$4,000-$4,999 $400 Boston Pizza gift card
$5,000+ $500 Boston Pizza gift card


*Please note, rewards are not cumulative. Rewards will be emailed to eligible participants following the final tally of the event.Team rewards will only be issued to team captains.

Eligible participants must claim the reward no later than November 30, 2022. Rewards claimed beyond this date cannot be fulfilled. The rewards themselves do not have an expiry.
 

** Team fundraising rewards cannot be applied to funds team members raise individually.
 

All donations must be received on or before May 31, 2022 to be eligible for individual or team fundraising rewards. Rewards will be given based on total fundraising amount submitted (i.e. donations raised both online and in person).

You may receive an official tax receipt for the value of your reward if you raise $250 or more and decide to donate your fundraising reward back to Kids Help Phone. Please let us know if you would like to do this by emailing getinvolved@kidshelpphone.ca.