After registering on our website or Facebook event page, Slay-A-Thon attendees collect donations in the months or weeks leading up to the event. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of donations directly benefit ill children supported by The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
- Ask Everybody! You never know who is willing to pitch in until you ask. If you’re nervous about asking co-workers to donate, hang a sign or the Sponsor Sheet on your office door or cubicle. You’ll be surprised who will start a conversation with you about the cause.
- Carry a Sponsor Sheet Everywhere! Keep the Sponsor Sheet and an envelope with you at all times. When fumbling around, ask someone to hold it. They are bound to read the sheet in their hands, and a colorful envelope might catch the right person’s eye. You should also consider carrying multiple Sponsor Sheets with you and asking if you can leave one at some of the places you pass by in your daily routine. Even if the answer is “No,” the person you asked may want to donate.
- Find Out If Your Employer Matches Charitable Donations. Many employers will let you hang donation sheets up around the office, and some companies will even match the donations you collect. Again, you never know until you ask!
- Keep A List Of Donors! Take note of which family members, friends, and colleagues donate this year. These guys deserve an extra thank you this holiday season, and they are likely to donate again next year if you remember to ask!
- Use the Two Envelope System. Have two envelopes: one you carry with you to accept donations, and one you leave at home to store donations before the event. It’s a solid way to keep an envelope with you at all times without accidentally losing your donations during a busy work week.
Use the link above to download the Sponsor Sheet and begin collecting donations. Remember, if someone wants to donate but doesn’t trust giving cash or a check, donations can be made via PayPal on our website.
Every year, Slay-A-Thon attendees bring in around $30,000 in donations, which makes it possible for our one-day event to grant the wishes of three kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year, more than a third of donations were brought in by one attendee. If everyone does his or her best, this year could be the first time we grant more than three wishes!