Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraising or event pages

Start fundraising for today

There’s no limit to the type of fundraising you can do! If you plan to organize your own event or fundraising campaign and collect donations online, then Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraising may be right for you.

Our DIY pages allow you to create and customize your own page, share it with friends and family, and collect donations—all in the same day.

Reasons to fundraise

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium (merged in 2020) is a privately funded charity that brings laughter and joy to kids and families affected by childhood cancer. Year-round community, in-hospital, overnight, and new virtual camp programs across Ontario deliver fun, friendship and a sense of community at any stage of a child’s cancer journey. More kids and families need the social cure for cancer. You can help us reach them by setting up a DIY fundraising or event page.

Camper and two volunteers waving from platform of adventure course in the forest

Camp was probably the first place where I didn’t feel so different anymore. I was surrounded by people just like me having a great time and laughing, and it made me feel comfortable enough to just be myself and not the “kid with cancer."

— Larissa, Ooch Camper

Read Larissa's story

Create your own DIY fundraising or event page

DIY pages are an easy way to promote your very own fundraising initiative, no matter the size. It is free and registration will only take a few minutes. Your page will also be displayed on our fundraiser listing.

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

 

How to get started

  • Once you’ve determined how you’ll fundraise and your fundraising goal, you can begin.
  • First, create an account on our fundraising platform, complete the registration form, and start creating and customizing your page.
  • Our staff will add your page to our fundraiser listing page within two business days.
  • Whatever you decide to do, get creative and be sure to share your fundraising page!

 

Fundraising ideas

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!

Fundraising in action

$500

provides five Camp-in-a-Box kits to complement interactive virtual camp programs!

$2,500

provides an “Around the Campfire” virtual experience for families all across Ontario!

$5,000

provides vital technology for pediatric hospitals to bring virtual camp programs to bedsides!

Download our toolkits for tips on how to organize and promote your fundraiser

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraiser and hosting an event?

A DIY fundraiser allows you to create your own fundraising page instantly so that you can promote your fundraiser and collect donations online.

Hosting an event is a good option for fundraisers who want help from our volunteers or events where some (or all) donations occur offline. We can set up an online donation page on your behalf, if interested.

How long will my fundraising page live on your website?

Your fundraising page on our listings until the end date you select when registering your event. After this date, your fundraising page will remain live until the end of the year.

Help kids just be kids

Create an account and make your fundraising page now!

Create my page

Other ways to fundraise

Host an event

Looking to organize a special fundraising event with help from our 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 from friends and family. Celebrate a milestone or the memory of a loved one and spread more camp magic!

Contact us for more information

We're here to answer your questions about fundraising.

Carie Arnold

Development Officer, Community Giving