Time to get out of your comfort zone. Host a competition with your friends, family and/or co-workers to see who has the most amazing or bizarre party trick. You might even like to try to and break a world record!
Arts & Crafts
Create a work of art! Use your artistic talent for a good cause. Organise a craft event with friends and/or have a craft sale and donate a percentage of your proceeds to IDPWD.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so why not do something positive and hold an auction or sale? Clearing out your cupboards for a worthy cause will make you feel amazing (think of all the extra storage space!) and your customers will also be happy knowing that they’ve contributed to creating awareness and social enterprise for people with a disability.
A great Aussie tradition and the perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Turn a fun day catching up with friends into an opportunity to make a difference – good friends and delicious food? What better way to support your favourite charity!
Get together with friends and family for a game of bingo. To increase the impact of your event you could also reach out to local businesses to see if they would like to get involved and contribute to a raffle.
Organise a bowls day at your nearest club, or play bocce at a local park. Not only is it plenty of fun, but it’s fantastic office team building!
Everybody loves a car wash, especially when it’s for a good cause! If you’re looking to support IDPWD, grab some enthusiastic friends and set up a washing station in your local area. You’ll have people lining up around the corner to get involved!
Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday or another event, donations in lieu of gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate a special day and help promote disability awareness.
Replace your morning barista coffee with a donation. Brew your own cup and put the money you would have spent towards donating it to IDPWD. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it adds up! A little can go a long way!
Organise your own cycle endurance event or join in an existing community cycle and make sure you get sponsored! You can go solo, with a group, or you might even like to ride tandem for an extra challenge, it’s as easy as riding a bike
Host a dinner party with friends or family and charge a small donation for your amazing culinary services. Bon appetit!
Playing dress up begins at a very young age and never truly ends. Your friends will love the excuse to dress up and pretend to be someone else for a day! Simply charge a small fee to host a dress-up party, and run small fundraising competitions throughout the event.
Go the distance for IDPWD with a fundraising drive – literally!
Drop those pounds
Need a little bit of extra motivation to reach those fitness and weight-loss targets? Why not do it for a good cause? By introducing a cause that is outside of your own goals, you’ll be even more inspired to do the hard yards.
Every Dollar Counts
Collect silver or gold coins at your workplace and ask customers, suppliers or friends and family to do the same. Every coin counts!
One does not simply carry out an expedition – so why not motivate yourself further by doing it to raise funds for supportive disability services? Whether you traverse over the mountains or hug tight to the rugged Australian coastline, group expeditions are a great way to take on a challenge for disability awareness.
A fair day is a brilliant way to fundraise while spreading the cheer simultaneously. Get local families together and sell tickets to play different games. Throw darts at balloons, have a sack race or make up your own games.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a fashionista? Why not grab a few friends and host your own fashion show! You can keep it low-key, or contact a few celebs and fashion designers to help you put on an extravaganza! Adding a raffle is another great way to support IDPWD.
Gold coin collections or sausage sizzle at your local club are a great way to arrange donations for IDPWD which is used for providing important services for people with a disability.
Have a day of games and fun with family and friends, with the proceeds going to IDPWD awareness. Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Monopoly, Marco Polo, Bull Rush are all great games to play!
For items you might otherwise have thrown away or stored out of sight, why not have a garage sale? Better yet, get your neighbours involved and turn your charity fundraising event into a street party!
It’s time for a par-tee! Tee off and test your techniques on the green with this classic IDPWD fundraising idea. Bring friends, colleagues or local businesses together for a fantastic day of networking and friendly competition!
Make a symbolic gesture of hope and love by shaving your head. Make a competition out of it ie. the highest donation gets to pick the type of head-shave – Mohawk, speed stripes etc.! Or, colour your hair a daring colour!
Go the extra mile with these ultra fitness challenges – sweat it out in an organised ironman event. Not for the faint of heart, ironman triathlons are a challenging fundraiser that tests you both mentally and physically. Events are run across Australia annually, you can view them on Triathlon Australia’s website.
Take the plunge with our most hair-raising fundraising campaign. Face your fears for disability awareness. Either do it solo or get your friends to jump with you – it is guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget!
Here’s your chance to show off your singing skills and help fundraise for IDPWD awareness at the same time! Pay for your chance to use the microphone, or pay to support your friends in a singing competition. And most importantly, have fun!
Laughing clubs are some of the most popular wellness clubs right now – why not start your own and charge a small fee for people to join? This is feel-good fundraising at its best!
Whether in Australia or abroad there are plenty of great sporting events that are hosted throughout the year, where you can sweat it out for IDPWD awareness.
Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Winter, Summer or Halloween, or any reason for that matter. Host a masked ball or dinner gala and kick up your heels for disability awareness!
Do you play an instrument, or enjoy singing? Better yet, do you play in a band? Why not put on a concert or music recital to support International Day Of People With Disabilities? If you’re thinking of going pro, you could also consider donating a percentage from your music sales, that would be music to our ears!
Night at the Movies
Lights, camera, take action! Have friends/family over for a movie night in support of IDPWD. Sell tickets and concessions to make it as authentic as possible!
One Fast Day
Get friends or an organisation to sponsor you to go without food for a day and donate the money to IDPWD. To up the ante, you might also like to encourage a group of people to join you.
It’s time to put those green fingers to use! If you’re particularly handy around the garden, why not strike a few new plants and pot them up for sale at a local market stall. With proceeds going to International Day of People With Disabilities, you’ll find your flowers flying off the table to go to a good home!
Organise a lunch-time at your workplace to hold a hallway or foyer putt-putt competition. You could also get some friends or family together for a friendly competition at the local putt-putt centre.
Trivia or quiz nights are a great fundraising idea for large groups of people or corporate team building. This charity fundraising event allows you to charge an entry fee for a night of entertainment. Include some additional games or a raffle to boost donations.
It’s a traditional fundraising favourite! To get started, complete a fundraising proposal and once you have your approval chat with local businesses. When they find out about the great cause you’re supporting, they’ll be sure to get on board with kind donations for you to raffle off at your next party or gathering.
Regular giving is a powerful and important form of support. It can be done monthly, quarterly or biannually. To become a regular giver, all you have to do is sign up online or contactus and we will arrange to deduct the donation amount of your choice from your credit or debit card on a date that works best for you.
No matter the size of the donation, you will be making a huge difference in the lives of those who are affected by a disability.
A swear jar can be a handy way to fundraise while also creating good habits, whether at home or at work. Any slip of the tongue equals a coin in the jar.
Just keep swimming for disability awareness! Take part in an organised swim marathon like the Cole Classic, or host your own. It’s a great way to motivate you and/or your friends to get fit.
They say good things come in threes so why not take part in a triathlon and get all your family/friends to sponsor you! It’s a charity fundraiser set to challenge you and help bring awareness for people with disabilities.
Ten Pin Bowling
Ten pin bowling is a fun, social way to fundraise for IDPWD. Test your skill in a sponsored bowl – if you’re looking for an extra challenge you could even try it blindfolded.
Write the clues to a treasure hunt by car, push bike or on foot. Be creative with the location and the prize at the end! Help us provide disability awareness while you find the clues that lead you to the treasure!
Ugly Duckling Competition
It’s time for a blast from the past. Bring in a couple of snaps of yourself from 20 years ago and hold a photo competition to see who was the “ugly duckling” of the group! Get people to participate by small donation towards IDPWD.
When your sporting team wins or your office makes its target, why not make the celebration a little sweeter and help bring awareness with a donation to IDPWD?
Grab a few friends and head off on a trek somewhere exciting while supporting International Day Of People With Disabilities. Take in some of Australia’s (or the world’s) most iconic landscapes – you can tailor the journey to suit your fitness levels and imagination!
White Water Rafting
White water rafting is a fun, exhilarating way to raise funds for your favourite charity and there are varying levels to suit most skill levels. Join a team and ride the rapids for disability awareness!
What a great excuse for a charity fundraising event! Invite a local wine merchant in (or visit the vineyards with a group) and charge people a small fee to enjoy the day. You might also like to ask the owners of the vineyard if they’d also like to contribute!
Tis the season of giving! Turn the festive season into a reason to bring awareness, whether it’s a Christmas party for friends, family or coworkers.
It’s time to get some vitamin sea. There’s nothing like being out on the open ocean, enjoying the sun and great company. Make a day/week of it or race it out with all your sailing buddies, all in support of IDPWD.
Keep a collection box at your home or office for the whole year and encourage family, friends, customers and colleagues to contribute to it. You can even set a target and keep a running total.
Are star signs your thing? Can you tell your Leo apart from your Gemini? Get your friends, family or colleagues to donate a gold coin to find out their astrology reading.
There’s nothing quite like getting your ‘thriller’ on, and dancing down the street looking like Frankenstein! Make sure you check to see whether you need permissions from council and enjoy the hype you create as you spread the word about disability awareness while raising funds.