You are required to raise a minimum of $2,500 in donations for the 2017 Ride. It's surprising how quickly the donations add up once you put your heart, creativity, and commitment into securing donations. The key is getting started now!
- Mailed donations must be postmarked by May 26, 2017 in order to be credited to your total fundraising amount before the event.
- You can fundraise online until June 11, 2017!
- You can hand in last minute donations on Day One, before Opening Ceremonies.
- Each offline donation must be accompanied by a completed donation form.
- Visit the Resources section of our website to download a donation form.
Secure Your First Donation Today
Ask for your first donation today! Think of the people you can ask who won't say no like your family, friends, co-workers! Get that first donation to start momentum. You can do it! The sooner you get started, the easier it will be to reach beyond $2,500.
Create Your List of Potential Donors
Write down the names of all of the people in your life: family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, family doctor, auto mechanic - don't leave anyone out. You know a lot of people!
You'll receive a simple email from us within 24 hours of registering that you can easily forward to all of your contacts. They can click on a link in the email to donate to you online.
Even better, personalize an email with the story about why you are committed to The Ride. Inspire your donors to support you!
Follow up with a phone call to everyone you emailed after a week to secure a donation if they haven't already donated online.
You can also login to your personal page online, where you will find emails already written for you to send as follow ups and thank-yous.
Expanding Your Giving Circle
Reach people you've never met!
Have everyone you email forward your donation request to their friends and family.
Use social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to share your journey and encourage others to support you.
Have family and friends distribute donation forms for you and talk to their contacts about supporting your Ride.