Try a charity bake sale
Organising a bake sale is a fun way of engaging with your friends, colleagues, family and raising money to support survivors of domestic violence. There are a number of places where bake sales can be held, such as schools, community centres and offices. You can set up your bake sale in these simple steps:
- Decide where your bake sale will be held.
- Set a date and time – and make sure that anyone responsible for this space knows and has agreed.
- Decide whether you are going to a) buy the cakes for resale b) make the cakes yourself or c) involve more bakers in this activity
- If relevant, make a list of the number of bakers you would like to participate and what each baker should prepare.
- Inform bakers in advance about the bake sale’s date, time, location and the specific recipes they should prepare.
- Budget- Estimate the cost of any additional tea, coffee, snacks, decorations and venue rental (if applicable)
- Set reasonable prices for each item on sale to make a good profit that you can donate.
- Once all of the details have been confirmed, send out invitations and advertise your bake sale.
- Create a GoFundMe account before your bake sale.
- Share GoFundMe links on social media and to family, friends and colleagues.
- Set up your bake sale.
- As part of your bake sale, have someone responsible for collecting money or have a QR ready so people can donate during your bake sale if they do not have cash.
Ways to collect donations
Making a GoFundMe page is the easiest way to bring attention to your challenge, collect sponsorship form friends, family, and acquaintances and share with them the details of your charity challenge.
Click on the image to download a flyer you can use to promote your Bake Sale. When the image opens up fully you’ll need to right click on it and click Save image as to save it to your computer.
Why we need your support
By fundraising with us, you will give our survivors a chance to repair their homes, make them safer and more pleasant and to eventually disengage emotionally and psychologically from disturbing memories and flashbacks of violence and harassment that the damaged appliances, walls, rooms or whole properties invoke.
No amount of money raised for our charity is small. Your every contribution is valuable and makes a difference in the lives and families of our survivors, as the examples below showcase.
£150 can help us to change the locks on a front door and fit a safety chain.
£350 can be used to replace a room door and repaint.
£550 can contribute to patching repair holes in plaster work and touching up areas.
£600 can help us to replace the carpet and under lay to an average room.
£1000 can be invested in replacing handrails, spindles and newel post for stairs.