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.
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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.
Forget-Me-Not Day throughout Kansas City on May 18
by Bankers Life & Casualty
On May 18th, Bankers Life employees will team up at local shopping areas to collect donations and distribute specially marked packages of forget-me-not seeds to increase public awareness of Alzheimer's. We encourage all of our supporters to stop by one of these locations and support (and thank) the Bankers Life team members. Locations include the Buylow Supermarket in Warrensburg and Wal-Mart stores in St. Joseph on Belt Hwy., Blue Springs on Coronado Drive and in Liberty on Church Avenue.
Bling It On! in Overland Park on May 29th
by Sunrise of Overland Park
Shop Premier Designs Jewelry from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and the Alzheimer's Association will receive 20% of the sales. Handmade jewelry from Peru will also be available for cash and carry. RSVP to Kirsten Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fundraiser will take place at Sunrise of Overland Park, 12500 W. 135th Street.
2nd Annual Ride to End Alzheimer's on June 1
by the Mom's Reasons Team
The motorcycle ride will start at Callahan's West in Lenexa (22917 W. 83rd St.) and end at the Lenexa SidePockets. There will be stops in between with the last stop having a raffle drawing. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and kickstands up at Noon. For more information please contact Dave at 913.230.7466.
2nd Annual Terry Bettis Benefit Golf Tournament in Topeka on June 2
by the Bettis Family
Join in the 4-man scramble at the Western Hills Golf Course on Sunday, June 2. It's $60 per person with proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Checkout this flyer for more information or contact Cheryl Spencer (Bettis) at 785.969.6707.
2nd Annual Northeast Kansas Road to a Cure in Topeka on June 23
by Topeka Community Volunteers
Save the date motorcyclists! Registration and lunch will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with kickstands up at 1:15 p.m. Riders will reconvene at Club 4 Corners in Scranton for live music, raffles and fun. Register online today! For more information, contact Tina Potter at email@example.com or 785-249-0469.
"Embrace the Moment" - A Benefit Golf Tournament on June 28
by Sue Wilde
Hit the greens for a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28th for a 4-man scramble at Heritage Park in Olathe, Kansas. Registration is $85 per person and includes range balls, cart, shirt, lunch and prizes. For more information and to register, click here.
Scattered and Battered in Palmer, Kansas on August 24
by Sheila Rogge
Bumps, Bruises and Brews. If you think running, climbing, crawling and swimming your way through the country is fun, this is the race for you. The 4-mile timed course will challenge you with rolling hills and at least 12 obstacles. Show up with your friends, show up in costume and get ready for a true country race. A portion of every registration will be donated to our Chapter. Register at www.scatteredandbattered.com/. Connect with them on Facebook too.
Thank you 2013 DIY Fundraisers
- 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.