Fundraising for the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks is more than just raising money. It’s an opportunity to create a community that is smart about mental health.
The money you raise are critical to preventing suicide, and in the process of fundraising you will bring mental health and suicide out of the darkness in your community.
The key to fundraising: asking for donations.
That's it. Some people shy away from asking for money, but once you start, you’ll be surprised by how many people want to support a good cause. But it doesn’t happen right away: it can take as many as six reminders before someone donates. People are busy, they may not get your request at the right time, they may forget. People like being a part of a good cause, but to reach your goal you’ll need to be persistent
Reaching the Goal of $100 in order to earn an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk t-shirt is easier than it sounds!
Here's an example of how you can raise $150 in just 10 days:
If each of these individuals give you $10-20 (not unusual), you've just raised $150 and exceeded your fundraising goal. We're sure you can think of more people to ask and soon you will be on your way to becoming one of our top fundraisers and qualifying for recognition gifts.
A note on team donations — Donations can be made to a team, BUT the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising. Any donations made to the team as a whole will not go to any of the team members' individual fundraising totals.
Get started today:
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Offline Donation Forms are available to download HERE.
All checks should be made payable to AFSP and sent to the address below.
Attn: OOTD Walks
199 Water St., Floor 11
New York, NY 10038