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Top tips for raising money at home

  1. Host a cook off!

    Ask your friends and family to each contribute their favourite dish for an evening of delicious foods with everyone paying an entrance fee to your supporter page to take part. At the end of the evening have everyone vote and then present the winner with a token gesture (a toy medal or printed certificate for example) as well as complete and utter bragging rights.

  2. You know all those mobile phones you have taking up space in drawers you never open in your home?

    Good news, there are companies out there who are willing to give you money for these decorative paperweights! Recycling your old phone will not only help your carbon footprint but also contribute to your money raised!

  3. Been putting off washing your car?

    You’re most likely one of a large number of people in your neighbourhood doing the exact same thing. Why not offer up your car cleaning services one Saturday and in return the happy clean car owners give to your supporter page?

  4. Offer to run errands for a small donation

    Chances are that you know a lot of busy people who are always complaining about never having time to get things done so why not help out and ask them to contribute to your charity (or fundraising page) as thanks.

  5. Place a swear jar at home.

    Pretty self explanatory

  6. Been thinking about having a clear out?

    Put on a garage sale to get rid of all those unwanted items whilst at the same time raising money for your cause.

  7. Offer your dog walking services!

    Charge $5 or $10 to walk your neighbourhood pooches! Added bonus, you get to hang out with super cute animals for a day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is everydayhero?

everydayhero is a secure online fundraising platform which empowers people just like you, all over the world, to fundraise for the causes closest to their hearts.

We’re here to make giving easier, more accessible and more enjoyable.

How do I create my fundraising page?

Simply click the ‘Start Fundraising’ button above to create your fundraising page in just a few seconds. You’ll need to enter details such as your chosen cause and a fundraising target so have a think about this as you register.

How do the donations people make to my page get to the charity?

everydayhero securely processes and receipts all donations made to your fundraising page then deposits the funds directly into your charity’s nominated bank account. Your friends and family can easily make a donation to your page using the ‘Give Now’ button and leave a message of support for you at the same time!

I’ve never raised money before… do you have any tips or fundraising ideas?

Of course! Fundraising is super easy, all you have to do is spread the word about what you’re doing to your friends and family by email and social media and ask them to help you. See our fundraising tips above to get started, but if you’d like to talk to someone about how to get the most out of your fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

I have a question about using my page, where can I get help?

You can get 24/7 help through our Sidekick online help center which has answers to the most frequently asked questions along with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. If you need further assistance, contact us via email.