Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

Planning a grassroots event in your hometown helps to promote awareness of Gorlin syndrome in your community and raises much-needed funds for the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance. Although planning your event can seem daunting at times, the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance staff is here to help.

support gorlin syndrome bike event

Ride to support Gorlin syndrome either through an official event or one you create.

Cue the lights, it’s party time! Not only will you have a fun and rewarding day with your family and friends, but you will also be spreading awareness about Gorlin syndrome in your hometown.

Explore ideas and get creative by reading over these quick tips for hosting a fundraiser.

Contact the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance

The staff at the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance is here to help you organize your fundraiser, each step of the way — from brainstorming what kind of event to hold, to helping promote your event in the community, to reaching out to other Gorlin syndrome families in your geographic area.

Think of Something that Interests You

Do you love bingo? Do you love to bake? Perhaps a rousing game of kickball is more your speed. When thinking of what type of event to organize, always pick something that interests you, your friends and family. This adds even more fun to the planning process. Need some help brainstorming? Here is a list of event ideas from our superstar grassroots fundraisers. All of these event ideas are easy to organize and a great way to get your feet wet in fundraising.

Restaurant night

Host a GSA fundraiser at your favorite restaurant

Lots of restaurants in your area host dinners for charity organizations. Call your favorite dining location to see if they would donate a portion of their proceeds within a certain time frame. Most likely, the restaurant will provide you with flyers to pass out to your family and friends.

Dress Down Day

Does your office or school allow employees to dress down? Suggest that they dress down for a cause! Employees could make a $5 donation to wear jeans on a designated day. Make sure to tell all employees about the worthwhile cause they are supporting by going casual.

Reach out to your child’s school or your alma mater to host a “BCC or Skin Cancer Awareness Day.” For a flat donation, say $1 or $5, you can wear crazy socks, a silly hat, or hand out a bead necklace for the day. The Gorlin Syndrome Alliance office can also provide brochures for you to distribute.

Garage sale/Ebay sale

Want to do some spring cleaning for a cause? Gather up some of your children’s old toys, furniture, knick-knacks and other unused household items and have a garage sale or sell the items on Ebay. Invite your neighbors or friends to participate as well. Be sure to publicize that the proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance.

Host an online fundraiser

The Gorlin Syndrome Alliance office can help you set up a personal fundraising webpage. Here you can share your story and your connection to the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance with your family and friends. Simply post the link to your fundraising webpage on your social media sites and watch the donations roll in. This can be a great way to celebrate your birthday or special time, like Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Get the Word Out

For a successful event be sure to get the word out

After you decide the details, invite your friends, school or church community to take part. A grassroots fundraiser is the perfect way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. It’s also a great way to help your friends understand more about the syndrome. The Gorlin Syndrome Alliance will help promote your event to local Gorlin syndrome members near your hometown, too!

Ready to start planning? Contact the Gorlin Syndrome Alliance office at 267.689.6443 or email at info@gorlinsyndrome.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]