Become an Every Day Hero
The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation has many projects which we are currently involved in. There are many more we wish to begin but in order to achieve our goals we need to have adequate funding. It is our ultimate aim to ensure that no parent who has had a premature child should be left without support, friendship & guidance. Through our projects we hope to ease the journey these families find themselves on.
So we have taken the difficult part out of online fundraising and made it easy with Everyday Hero. Now all you have to do is think of a fun idea. To get you started, we have put together a few great fundraising ideas. Have a look and see if any appeal to you.
Everyday Hero themselves also have a list of EDH current events, which you can take part in. No matter what your interest is, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
Everyday Hero have made it easy to build your very own fundraising page, everything you need to know about how to get started can be found on their site, see link below. Your fundraising page is then easily accessible to your family, friends and colleagues. Anyone can be invited to make donations and leave a message of support for you, as the fundraiser. Donations are tallied and displayed in the fundraiser page with your very own “Fundraising Meter” to track your progress. Donations are automatically processed and transferred to LLT once you have completed your fundraiser. As simple as that.
How to use your page and make Everyday Hero a success for you
The online system is a great way to keep track of your fundraising efforts and keep your sponsors up to date on your progress.
- Set yourself a fundraising goal – Set yourself a goal that others will want to help you achieve. Would you be more likely to donate to a friend who wants to achieve a goal of $1000 rather than $100?
- Personalise your page – Upload your photos and personalise your message to sponsors. You can add photos to your page. Even better, upload a video explaining why you are trying to raise money. You may even be able to put your company’s logo here if they are match giving or making a generous contribution
- Sponsor yourself – Make the first donation yourself. When doing this remember that the first amount often sets the benchmark for further donations
- Send an email to all of your contacts and ask for their support! You may want to start with family and friends first as they will be your most generous supporters. You may need to email your family/contacts more than once. People want to donate but often forget so don’t feel awkward about asking people more than once.
- Use your own email as well as the Everyday Hero page facility – Copy and paste the URL from your Hero Page into your own email system and then use this to contact your supporters. You can send out more emails at once like this, and also set up email groups.
- Change your email signature – You can change your email signature at work (if they permit) and/or at home to add a line at the bottom which includes the web address of your Hero Page.
- Use your page as a blog – Upload new photos or videos regularly, keeping your supporters up to date with what you have been doing
- Don’t finish fundraising once the event has finished – Once the event is finished, update your Hero Page again and email it to your contacts. This is a good way of letting your supporters know that you have achieved your goal and if you haven’t, this will prompt those who have forgotten to make a donation.
If you have any questions or require assistance then please call the team at Everyday Hero on 1300 798 768. They will be very happy to help you out.
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Our Everyday Heros so far
LLT would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who raise money for us through fundraising and thank you to all the people that get behind them with support and donations.
A huge thank you to Michael Seychell, National Business Manager for Vodafone Hutchison Australia, who ran the 2011 Gold Coast Marathon (42.2km) to raise funds for the LLT Foundation. He completed it in an fantastic 3hrs 46 mins and raised a whopping $8000, $3,000 of which was donated by his company through the Vodafone Foundation in their match giving program. We can’t thank Michael enough for this amazing feat & the Vodafone Foundation for their generosity.
Jack Masters our first everyday hero kicked off the year for us by running in the “Run Melbourne Marathon” on June 28th 2009…
Jack raised a fantastic $1,500.
Jack has first hand experience of life in special care when they spent some time there with his daughter.
Keith Crawford, another very special everyday hero who ran 21km’s in 1 hour 49 minutes in the St George Melbourne Marathon in November 2009.
Keith raised an incredible $4,600.
Keith has two daughters Caitlyn and Alana both born prematurely.
Sharee George, our everyday hero placing in the top 10 in the 2009 Maroondah Fun Run raised $800 (well above her target). Sharee supports LLT by helping with merchandise through the web site Buttons Baby Keepsakes, for which she is a consultant.
Bronwyne who owns the store is a great LLT supporter also & you can order some amazing items for your little ones on the site.
Maya Harrington along with her Grade 5 school friends Josephine, Jamie, Tish, Stephanie and Charlotte, came up with their own fundraising ideas, selling snow cones, scoobies, sherbet, juggling balls and selling Life’s Little Treasures merchandise at their school fete.
They raised an amazing $870 for us.
Maya’s brother Luke was born 3 months prematurely and is now 6 years
Jessica Close & Rebecca Starkins two Ruytons heros. The annual and legendary Ruyton and Trinity Netball match was held on 19th August 2009. A gold coin was collected from each student watching the match and soft drinks were also sold.
The fantastic event raised over $700.
Thanks to all who helped the girls organize the event making it a fun filled few hours.
Again Sharee George ran for LLT in the 4km – “Take on the Lake Fun Run” on the 14th March 2010, she did it in a record 18 minutes & brought her grand total of funds raised for LLT to a whopping $1,000.
Our wonderful team of supporters who ran in the Run Melbourne in July 2010, raising over $6,500. We can’t thank them enough.
WHO WILL BE OUR NEXT EVERYDAY HERO – Could it be YOU?