Fundraise

Be a SAK Superhero – empower kids-in-need to transform their lives.

Whatever it is that lights your fire, whatever it is you do for fun, do it to help kids from low-income neighbourhoods get to camp!

Here’s how to be a SAK (Send a Kid to Camp) superhero this year:

  1. Choose your fun: From bake sales to birthday parties, there are so many ways you can make fun matter & raise money to send kids to camp!
  2. Pledge your commitment to be a SAK superhero fundraiser and we’ll help you set up your online fundraising page. 
  3. Involve your friends and family in supporting our cause. 

Fundraise with Friends

Moorelands Kids’ Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) fundraising campaign kicks off in early spring. Will you join our growing group of crusaders who champion Moorelands Kids amongst their friends, coworkers and family?

Fundraising doesn’t have to be time-consuming! There are many options for your fundraising event – from virtual runs to Facebook fundraisers to BBQs to recitals.

We’d love to support you by:

  • offering online fundraising tools and branded collateral (stickers, fact sheets, t-shirts etc.)
  • sending a support letter from Moorelands Kids that validates the authenticity of your event
  • providing event ideas and planning advice
  • including your fundraiser in our communications (e.g. social media)
  • providing use of the “In Support of Moorelands Kids” logo, if applicable
  • issuing tax receipts according to Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines, if applicable

Pledge to be a SAK superhero below and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

Pledge to Be a SAK Superhero
Use this form to tell us your interest in fundraising for our Send a Kid to Camp campaign! Share your idea (if you have one!) and we'll be in touch with next steps!

 

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 online communications (including social media) and will post it on the events section of our website. 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 Helen Gaan by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 312 or by email at hgaan@moorelands.ca

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, once you have pledged your support, we will be in touch about supporting you with resources including the logo.

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 Helen Gaan by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 312 or by email at hgaan@moorelands.ca

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 Helen Gaan by phone at 416-466-9987 ext. 312 or by email at hgaan@moorelands.ca

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.

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids