Charity events… The best place to start is by looking at the core of your organization or business. What is the mission of your organization? You want an event that helps to convey your mission to your supporters and the community at large. What are you trying to accomplish?
Charity Events with Father Yule John Rakestraw
Yes, spreading the good cheer for your cause and meeting financial needs are key, but be specific here. How can you create an event that will appeal to your audience and local community while helping you accomplish your goals? These questions should be asked by your fundraising committee at the beginning of your planning cycle.
Some great charity events are…
Santa Letters, Community Holiday parades, Tree Lighting ceremonies, Breakfast with Santa, pancakes with Santa Claus, Story-time with Santa, Walk-a-thons, Charity Auctions, Charity Poker Events, Golf Tournament Fundraising (Mini or the grand course,) Themed Gala Dinners, Raffle Fundraising, Lazar Tag, School Fundraising (Student Serve-a-thon, School Garage Sale, School Carnival, Sales Contest, Sports Fundraising, and so many more.
Why Does Father Yule Do Charity Events?
They say that charity starts at home… since I go to every home around the world, it must start with me!
People all over the world volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. But it’s also OK to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering.
Some people are uncomfortable with the notion that a volunteer “benefits” from doing volunteer work. There is a long tradition of seeing volunteering as a form of charity, based on altruism and selflessness. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude other motivations, as well.
Instead of considering volunteering or charity as something you do for people who are not as fortunate as yourself, begin to think of it as an exchange of caring, kindness, and just simple love.
Consider that most people find themselves in need at some point in their lives. So today you may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow you may be the recipient of someone else’s volunteer effort. Even now you might be on both sides of the service cycle: maybe you are a tutor for someone who can’t read, while last month the volunteer ambulance corps rushed you to the emergency room. Volunteering also includes “self-help.” So if you are active in your neighborhood crime watch, your home is protected while you protect your neighbors’ homes, too. Adding your effort to the work of others makes everyone’s lives better.
That’s why Father Yule John Rakestraw does charity.
If you want a Santa visit from Father Yule at your next event get ahold of me at Contact Santa!