You can empower kids-in-need to transform their lives.

All kids have the potential to shine as leaders and achievers, but not all are given the building blocks needed to strengthen their skills and self-esteem.

Since 1912, Moorelands Kids has been reshaping the opportunities available to kids from Toronto’s poorest neighborhoods. Your fundraising efforts help us empower kids to transform their lives and achieve their potential. Now, isn’t that a worthy investment?

Fundraise with Friends

Moorelands Kids’ annual Send-a-Kid to Camp Campaign is a great time to get together with friends and host a fundraiser. There are many options for your fundraising event – from concerts to golf tournaments, galas to ping pong and BBQ’s to recitals – there are so many ways you can fundraise with friends and help kids in your community.

Plus! Every June the Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an opportunity for your fundraising efforts to go even further. Every $ donated through our online giving platform, Canada Helps, during June is an entry for us to win a $10,000 donation!

Getting started:

  1. Read the Fundraise with Friends kit
  2. Choose your event idea
  3. Pick a date/time for the event
  4. Send Moorelands Kids your Event Application Form
  5. Create a budget
  6. Create a plan & set deadlines for tasks
  7. Set up a fundraising page (if applicable) and promote your event

Event Ideas

There is no limit to creativity when brainstorming ideas for a successful event. Engage your creative resources and encourage your team to think BIG. Here are just a few ideas to consider:

  • Auction
  • Arts and Crafts Sale/Show
  • Balloon Pop
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Benefit Dinner
  • BBQ
  • Bingo Night
  • Book Sale
  • Bowling Tournament
  • Casino Night
  • Cocktails for a Cause
  • Car Wash
  • Carnival/Festival
  • Concert/Play
  • Concession Stand
  • Craft Sale
  • Date Auction
  • Dinner Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Donations in Lieu of Gifts
  • Face Painting
  • Fashion Show
  • Fishing Derby
  • Flower Sale
  • Garage Sale
  • Golf Tournament
  • Jail’n Bail
  • Kickball/Softball Tournament
  • Loonie/Twoonie Drives
  • Movie Night
  • Pet Wash
  • Pledged Events
  • Photo Outing
  • Poker Tournament
  • Proceeds from Sales
  • Raffle
  • Rummage Sale
  • Run/Walk/Ride
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Sporting Events
  • Tailgate Party
  • Ticketed Event
  • Traditional Gala Event
  • Wii Tournament
  • Wine Tasting
  • Work Department Challenge
  • Work Event

Frequently Asked Questions

Our priority is to focus our resources on our high-quality programs. We have created this Event Fundraising Toolkit to help you start planning your event.

It is the responsibility of the event organizers to create a budget and manage it accordingly for all expenses.

It is the responsibility of the event organizers to recruit, train and manage all volunteers.

Moorelands Kids cannot solicit sponsors or provide sponsor/donor lists for third-party events. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to request support from individuals or businesses to underwrite costs.

Moorelands Kids will not be responsible for any damage or accidents to any persons or property; we will not assume any legal or financial liability caused before, during or after the event. Depending upon the nature of the third party event, the organizer may be required by Moorelands Kids to submit proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 or such other amount which covers any damage or accidents to persons or property arising out of the third party event. In acquiring insurance for an event, it is the responsibility of the organizer to apply and obtain such documents in the name of the individual, organization or business coordinating the event. Moorelands Kids will not sign any contracts with vendors or suppliers. It is advisable that you seek guidance and direction from your own insurance broker on this matter.

Yes, we will include it in our monthly e-Bulletin and will post it on the events section of our website as well as Facebook and Twitter. Any additional promotion is up to the event organizers. All publicity for the proposed event must be approved by Moorelands Kids prior to being printed and/or released, including web content, press releases, and printed materials. Please forward all content for approval at minimum 10 days in advance of release to Maureen Lewis by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 312 or by email at

Funds raised by an event should be made payable and turned in to MOORELANDS no later than 14 days after the event. It is preferred that all funds raised are deposited into one account and a cumulative cheque is written to Moorelands Kids. If Moorelands Kids provided the event with a raffle license, the license and paperwork will need to be returned to the agency immediately following the event. Funds raised by the raffle can be included in the cumulative cheque, but the agency will need to know the specific amount raised by the raffle to ensure proper reporting to the Ontario Gaming and Liquor Commission. Cash funds must be turned in to the agency no later than 3 days after the event. Cash must be in a sealed envelope, counted, with a count sheet detailing the funds included. Please make cheques payable to:

Moorelands Kids

501-250 Merton Street
Toronto, ON   M4V 1Z6

Attn: Maureen Lewis, Director of Development and Communications

Yes, please complete the appropriate checkbox on the Event Application Form, and the logo will be emailed to you.

Moorelands Kids can provide print materials about our programs and services. We may also be able to provide banners, subject to availability. Please provide us with all requests for Moorelands Kids materials a minimum of ten days prior to your event by email to Maureen Lewis by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 307 or by email at

Moorelands Kids will assist the event organizers with raffle licenses. Please see the detailed information in Fundraising Guidelines and Obtaining a Raffle License. Any additional licenses required such as liquor licenses, etc. are the responsibility of the event organizers. You must be able to provide proof of adequate licenses to Moorelands Kids.

It is the responsibility of the event organizers to promote their own events.

It is the responsibility of the event organizer to solicit for prizes to support your event. We can provide a letter from Moorelands Kids authenticating your event to support your solicitation efforts. If you require a letter from Moorelands Kids authenticating your event, please email your request to Maureen Lewis by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 307 or by email at

There are many ways to build your live and/or silent auction:

  • Donated Items – Create an ask letter to send to various companies requesting items for your auction that is in support of Moorelands Kids.
  • Auction Houses – There are companies that build inventories of items for silent/live auctions, such as sports memorabilia, music collectables, etc. You are typically only required to pay for items that sell, and can return any items that don’t. Reminder: Set minimum bids for these items to ensure that you are selling them for more than you are paying for them.
  • Purchased – You always have the option of purchasing items for the auction, however, the cost of these items are the responsibility of the organizers.