Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraising
Reasons to fundraise
Camp Ooch is a privately funded nonprofit organization that helps kids affected by childhood cancer just be kids. Our In-Hospital, Community and Overnight programs bring magic, laughter and fun to families across Ontario, year-round. Even COVID-19 can’t stop camp—new in 2020 are virtual programs that will help us reach the same number of kids and families as ever!
We rely on hundreds of Volunteers and donations from people like you so that we can continue to provide the social cure for cancer to kids and their families in any stage of their cancer journey.
Right now, only 21% of kids with childhood cancer in Ontario can go to camp – we need your help so that we can bring more Ooch to more kids, closer to home.
Organizing your own Camp Ooch fundraiser is a great way to spread the word and make a big impact on the lives of Ooch Campers.
Create your own DIY fundraiser
DIY fundraising pages are an easy way to promote your very own fundraising event, no matter the size. Your page is completely free and registration will only take a few minutes.
A DIY fundraising page allows you to:
- Upload your own pictures and tell your story
- Collect donations for Camp Ooch and display well-wishes from guests
- Display your fundraising goal and the current amount raised
- Encourage friends and family to donate via social media sharing or by sending outreach emails
Your customizable page will be displayed on our fundraiser listing beside other creative fundraising pages and events.
There’s no limit to the type of fundraising you can do for Camp Ooch! If you plan to organize your own event or fundraising campaign and collect donations online, then DIY fundraising may be right for you.
Encourage your organization, school, or community to raise money by:
- Hosting a virtual fundraising event—check out our new 2020 guide here.
- Starting a bike-a-thon or walk-a-thon
- Hosting a backyard barbeque
- Running a community yard sale or auction
- Hosting a holiday-themed fundraiser
- Vowing to do something bold, exciting, or fun if your fundraising goal is met
Whatever you decide to do, get creative and be sure to share your fundraising page!
gives our In-Hospital program Campers hours of globby, goopy fun with homemade slime
gives a bereaved sibling a week of new friendships and adventure with Teomul Overnight programming at Ooch Muskoka
sends 3 kids to a week of Ooch Day Camp in Toronto, London or Ottawa
Download our toolkit for tips on how to organize and promote your fundraiserGuide to getting started
Help kids just be kids
Create an account and make your DIY fundraising page now!Create my page
Other ways to fundraise for Ooch
Host an event
Looking to organize a special fundraising event with help from the Ooch team? We'll work with you to make your event a success.
Create an In Honour page
Create a custom In Honour fundraising page so that you can collect donations for Ooch from friends and family. Celebrate a milestone or the memory of a loved one and spread more Ooch Magic!
Contact us for more information
We're here to answer your questions about ways to fundraise for Camp Ooch.