Host an event

Change lives one event at a time

Hosting an event is a great option for large scale fundraisers who want help from Ooch staff, or for events where some (or all) donations occur offline.

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Reasons to fundraise

Camp Ooch is a privately funded nonprofit organization that helps kids with cancer just be kids. Our In-Hospital, Community and Overnight programs bring magic, laughter, and fun to kids across Ontario, year-round.

We rely on hundreds of Volunteers and donations from events and people like you so that we can continue to provide our programs at no cost to families.

Hosting your own event is a great way to spread the word and bring more Ooch to more kids!

two boys sitting on a bench eating hotdogs

Cancer may have changed my life, but Camp Ooch made a much larger change.

— Stephanie, Ooch Camper

Read Stephanie's story

How we’ll support you

Whether your event is on-going, a week long, or lasts just a few hours, our staff can help you prepare, plan, and execute the big event.

Depending on your needs and the type of event, we can support you with:

  • A dedicated staff member to answer questions and provide fundraising and planning support
  • Promotional materials (newsletters, posters, videos, stickers, and buttons)
  • Fundraising tools (pledge forms, accounting forms and online fundraising pages)
  • Communications support (a letter of support, our Proud Supporter logo, and public profile on our online event listing)
  • Post-event support (thank you letters for event supporters and donors, accounting support for financial summaries, and appropriate recognition for the event)

Our goal is to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to run a successful fundraising event.

 

Event ideas

There are lots of ways to support Camp Ooch with an event. Encourage your organization, school, or community to raise money with a:

  • Bike-a-thon or walk-a-thon where participants and/or their teams can create their own fundraising pages
  • Gala or sports tournament
  • Charity concert where ticket proceeds go toward Camp Ooch programs

Whatever you decide, Camp Ooch can help you get organized.

How your fundraising helps

$2,000

gives 50 kids in the hospital the chance to play games and learn ukulele

$10,000

gives 3 families the chance to reconnect and experience the great outdoors with a Family Camping Trip

$25,000

gives a cabin of kids affected by childhood cancer two magical weeks at Overnight Camp

Download the event toolkit

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Other ways to fundraise

Do-It-Yourself fundraising

Create an online fundraising page in a few minutes and start collecting donations for Camp Ooch today!

In Honour fundraising

Collect donations for Ooch in honour of a personal milestone, celebration, occasion, or the memory of a loved one.

Questions?

We're here to help! Contact us if you'd like to know more about fundraising or hosting an event for Camp Ooch.

Karen Donaldson

Senior Development Officer, Events