Walk for Wellness House

Fundraising Tips

Exercise NutritionDid you know Wellness House offers 275 programs each month?  There is something for everyone – from support groups to nutritious cooking demonstrations to educational programs. We can’t do it without your support. Thank you!  

Here are some ideas to help you with your fundraising. You can always reach out to us if you need help (630-654-5112 or walk@wellnesshouse.org). 

Here are links to some video tutorials:


...And don't forget about the fundraising prizes you can earn as a small token of our gratitude!

Looking for infographics and Facebook profile/cover photos to use? Look no further!  Click on the links to the left and follow instructions to download.

There are additional resources below:


Team Captain GuideTeam Captain Guide
Family FundraisingFamily Fundraising
Offline Donation FormOffline Donation form
 Fundraising IdeasFundraising Tips
 How To Build Your TeamHow to build a team
 Corporate Fundraising IdeasCorporate Fundraising
Team Fundraising Prizes Team Incentive
Sample Solicitation Email Sample Solicitation Email
 Participant Center GuideParticipant Center Guide




































Develop a Prospect List. Create a prospect list of all of your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Use your holiday card list, business vendors, local companies with whom you do business, Facebook "friends," etc. This is now your list of potential donors and team members.

Share Your Story. People will be motivated by your story. Take a moment to write down some thoughts about why Wellness House is important to you. You may be a cancer survivor or caregiver. You may be walking in honor or memory of a loved one. Be sure to share your connection to the mission of Wellness House in your email communications.

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Don't Be Afraid To Ask. Others will be motivated to help you reach your goal. Those around you want to support you on your journey but don't know what to do. One of the ways they can feel helpful is by helping you reach your goal. Supporting Wellness House ensures that programs will continue to be available to other survivors, family members and friends.

Ask Again.  Inboxes get full.  People have the best of intentions to donate, and then forget.  Send an email to update people of your progress and remind them to give if they haven't given yet.  

Host an Event. Consider hosting a kick-off event such as a pasta party, pizza night, garage sale, raffle, etc. to gather those in your network. This is an opportunity to get people involved. Often times local vendors such as grocery stores, sandwich shops, etc. will donate the food for your gathering. You can also host a fundraising event - click here for some event ideas.

Get Your Employer Involved. Ask your employer if you can host a "casual day" at your office. Everyone donates a certain amount to be able to "dress down" for the day. Another office activity is to host a bag lunch and ask everyone to bring their own lunch and donate what they would have spent had they gone out to lunch.