Who Can Host a DIY Fundraiser?
Each year, individuals and organizations such as civic groups, social clubs, restaurants and businesses raise thousands of dollars for the Heart of America Chapter. These supporters demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association by involving the community in raising significant funds and awareness for the Chapter.
DIY Event Ideas
DIY fundraisers can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish and could raise anywhere from $200 to $10,000 or more. Simple ideas could include a wine and cheese party for close friends, a garage sale, a jeans or Go Purple day at the office, donating a percentage of sales for a day/week, a school's classroom project or a game night. More extravagant ideas could include hosting a silent auction, a large dinner party, or a sporting event such as a golf tournament, a basketball tournament or a run. The possibilities are endless. Click here for more ideas.
2013 DIY Fundraisers
Remembering a Cause
by Heart of America Window Cleaning
Once again, Heart of America Window Cleaning, partnering with Sun-Lite Services, will be donating $5 to the Alzheimer's Association for every residential home they service in 2013! Free estimates and appointments can be scheduled by contacting Gregory Crainshaw at 913.791.4068 or email@example.com. For more information, visit their website.
"It Takes A Village" Gingerbread Raffle in Overland Park on December 7
by Lynne Smith & Freedom Pointe
Visit the gingerbread house display at Freedom Pointe, 9201 Foster Street, Overland Park, Kansas, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on December 7th and, for a donation, vote for your favorite creation. Each amazing gingerbread house will go home with a winner. For more details, please contact Lynne at 913.713.3865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you 2013 DIY Fundraisers
- Sheila Rogge hosted a Scattered and Battered Obstacle Course Race in Northeast Kansas and raised $500.
- Lauren Baranowski raised $400 through her 29th Birthday Hayride Bash.
- The 14th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at Rancho Grande Cantina in Parkville raised $2,930 this past September.
- Michael Pagan held his 2nd Annual Dueling Piano Summit on September 8 and raised $477.
- Mandee Schmelzer and her girlfriend of Columbus, KS participated in The Longest Day on June 21st walking from sunrise to sunset and also raising $585.
- Dave Dick held his 2nd Annual Dubs C Ride Bicycle Ride in Lawrence in May and raised $800.
- Sue Wilde held her first annual Embrace the Moment benefit golf tournament on June 28 in Olathe and raised $8,000.
- Steven Bogler of Eudora, Kansas hosted a party at his home raising $750 for the cause.
- The community volunteers of Topeka held their 2nd Annual Road to a Cure motorcycle ride and raised $900.
- The Terry Bettis Family hosted their second benefit golf tournament on June 2 in Topeka and raised $4,350.
- The staff of South & Associates of Overland Park raised $180 through their Jean's for a Cause fundraiser.
- The annual Forget Me Not Days in May raised over $1,800 this year. Thank you to the Banker's Life & Casualty offices in Kansas City, MO and Overland Park and Topeka, KS for participating.
- Through several in-house fundraisers, Valley View Senior Life in Junction City, Kansas raised $1,000 for the cause.
- Lauren Larsen and Megan Jurgensmeier hosted a wine tasting event at Amigoni Urban Winery and raised over $2,000!
- Seaboard Corporation and their staff raised $750 through their Jeans for a Cause event in February.
Thank you 2012 DIY Fundraisers
**Over $27,500 was raised through the personal efforts of amazing community members!
- Heart of America Window Cleaning together with Sun-Lite Services raised $1,905 throughout 2012 by donating $5 per every residential home serviced.
- Dallas Henry of Missouri Western University dedicated his most recent theatrical project, the musical Annie, to Alzheimer's awareness raising $2,065.
- Great Southern Bank held a casual day and raised over $502 for the Alzheimer's cause.
- Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic School in Lee's Summit raised $343 through their STUCO dress down day.
- Cargotec Solutions of Ottawa chose for their annual golf tournament, raising $3,522, to benefit Alzheimer's this year.
- Erin and Kaleb Little donated their $250 wedding dollar-dance funds to help in the Alzheimer's fight.
- The Polsinelli Shughart staff held a jeans day and raised $120 for the cause.
- Jan Ferguson's booth, For the Memories, was once again a success at the Liberty Fall Festival bringing in $740 for her handmade knitted items.
- The Estate of Parkhurst Oktoberfest in Lenexa was a huge success fundraising $9,770 for Alzheimer's.
- Shane Adams of Westmoreland raised $600 with his first-ever Run to Live On race in September.
- The 13th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at Rancho Grande Cantina in Parkville raised $2,512.
- M&I of Leawood chose our Chapter as the recipient of their July Jean's Day Project which raised $230.
- Jeans Day donations of $370 were donated to the Chapter by Athletic & Rehabilitation Center of Overland Park.
- Sterling House of Salina hosted a scavenger hunt, BBQ dinner and silent auction raising nearly $1,500.
- The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists raised $735 in memory of William Schwartz, who was the father of Mary Schwartz, the Association's President.
- Associates at the Trust Operations department at Commerce Trust Company raised $250 with their June Jeans Day.
- Concessions from the 4th Annual Car Show at Wexford Place Retirement Commnity raised $186 this June.
- The Commerce Bank IT Department on Walnut Street raised $220 from their Jeans Day Event in June.
- Villa Ventura Senior Living Community raised $100 in 'wedding gifts' at their Make-Believe Wedding in June.
- The First Annual Terry Bettis Golf Tournament was held on May 20th and raised $2,000. Thank you Bettis family and friends.
- Wexford Place Retirement Community held its 4th Annual Car Show in June with proceeds of $186 going to our Chapter.
- Bankers Life & Casualty in Lenexa and Topeka hosted their annual Forget-me-Not Days this May raising more than $2,000.
- Thank you to Chris Jackson and Angela Hurt for combining their passion for the cause with their personal rolodex to host a private party dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's. Their event raised $3,150 for our Chapter.
- For the 3rd year now, the family and friends of Marilyn Stout have joined together to honor her with a Basketball Bonanza. This year $2,546 was raised through their NCAA bracket.
- In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Kingswood Senior Living Community held an Art Show and Silent Auction in April raising $1,020 for the Association.
- Lisa Kalell and her Walking in Memory of Lyle team raised $1,192 at the Hamburger Mary's Bingo night in April.
- The Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars Community Commitment Program sponsored a Cappuccino Day in February and raised $300 for the cause.
- Margaret Baer, a K-State Sigma Kappa, received a $200 donation in recognition of her Woman of the Year award. Margaret graciously donated her award to the Alzheimer's Association.
- Connie Zissman continues her support of the Association by coordinating another jean's day at Applebee's corporate office and raising $265.
- The Trip Mate, Inc. Community Service Committee sponsored a jeans week raising $225.
- Seaboard Corporation donated $618 from their employee Jeans for a Cause event in February. Thank you also to Seaboard for matching the collected amount.
- Employees of Security Bank of KCK held a Casual for a Cause Day and raised $300!
- The staff of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic School in Lee's Summit celebrated Catholic Schools Week by participating in a 'tacky tourists' dress-up competition. The students voted for their favorite and in turn raised $262.