Fellow parents and association members,
The association is a non-profit, 501(c)3 registered charity. As such, there are a wealth of fundraising tools that everyone can use in their daily online lives to help raise funds for your hockey assoc. I’d like to introduce you to a couple and hope that you will quickly start adopting their use.
The first is Amazon Smile. Every time you shop on Amazon.com, please use the following link : https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0645263. This will take you directly to our page on Amazon Smile and we will get 0.5% of your eligible purchase.
The next is a tool that you can use for searching the internet. Now I know that everyone loves Google, but by using this tool, again for every search you make, the association gets a donation. The search tool is powered by Yahoo! and is called Goodsearch.
We have also partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for thousands of stores like Target, Apple, Petco and more AND a percentage of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause! Plus, with the Goodshop app for iPhone and iPad, you can shop, save, and give on the go.
Goodshop works with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of their purchase back to our association. Goodshop has already raised more than $11 million for various charities.
Since the association is a non-profit charity, we are also eligible to receive charitable donations. Please consider this when making your charitable donations and for those whose employers have a charitable giving matching scheme, that would immediately double your donation.
We are always looking for corporate sponsorship. There are a few sponsorship levels available (think of those names that are on the back of some team jerseys) – more details can be found here. Perhaps your employer, or if you are a business owner, would consider sponsorship.
Finally I would love to hear your ideas on fundraising opportunities or activities, so please get in touch! Let me know if you have any questions on any of the above and please consider using the search and shopping tools outlined. Every little helps to benefit the association and our players.