Thank you for your interest in holding a fundraising event in support of Haven Society. There are so many ways you can help us raise awareness and donations that will truly transform lives.

In this section, we have great resources to help you plan a fun and successful event on behalf of Haven Society. We are so fortunate to have caring community partners who host events  and initiatives to raise money for the women and children who use our services, and we are grateful everyday for your support.

Scroll down for important event planning tools and suggestions, or use the online form below to register your event!

Talk with coworkers, friends, family, and anyone else who is interested – the more the merrier! Encourage big thinking and don’t restrict whether it’s doable or not – at this point say whatever comes to mind!
Gather all the ideas generated by your brainstorming and pick an event that fits your group’s size, interests, talents, goals and time availability.
Some popular event ideas include: – Walking, running or bike-a-thons — any thing from knitting to dancing – Silent or live auctions — consider something unique that cannot be purchased – Black tie galas – Talent shows – Concerts – Home and garden shows – Sporting tournaments – Garage sales – Casual days – Dinner parties – Parties where guests make a donation in lieu of a gift
Have an achievable and measurable financial goal for your event. Identify sources of income and all possible expenses. If you are able to keep costs low, you’ll be able to offer more to Haven! However, before approaching any companies for cash or in-kind support, please contact us. We have many groups supporting us on an ongoing basis, and must be careful to not overwhelm our donors.
For something large in size, you should give yourself a minimum of eight months planning time, but it may be possible to organize a smaller event in much less time. Find out when your venue, entertainment etc. are available. Next, determine a date and time when your target market would be most likely to attend. Check out local listings so your event doesn’t clash with another.
We want to work with you to make your event a success and to achieve the best results possible Once you have decided on the details, fill out the form so we can help you promote your event to our supporters.
Invite people who are enthusiastic, dedicated and bring different skills to the table.
Publicity and promotion are what will help you sell tickets and ensure your event is a success. Please remember Haven must approve the use of our logo and name – please be in touch before you print anything!
Determine how many volunteers you will need at the event and what types of jobs they will do. Haven Society volunteers can be recruited to assist at your event, but please be sure to give us plenty of time to book them.
Haven Society asks that all funds be forwarded to us within 90 days after your event. If tax receipts are important to you and your participants, we are pleased to issue them within two weeks of receiving the required information from you. Please note: we are only able to issue receipts in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
Saying thank you is very important! Acknowledge everyone and tell them how much you appreciated their participation or support. They would also love to hear how much money was raised, so they can be proud of the role they played, big or small.
THANK YOU – your generosity and willingness to share your time and expertise is very much appreciated! We want you to feel supported as you organize this event to benefit Haven Society. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or concerns.