2018 Walk for Wellness House

Fundraising Tips


Did you know Wellness House offers 375 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 resources to help you with your fundraising. You can always reach out to us if you need help (630-654-5112 or walk@wellnesshouse.org). 


Team Captain Tools

Team Captain Guide

Build Your Team



Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Ideas

Family Fundraising Ideas

Corporate Fundraising Ideas

Sample Solicitation Email

Guides for Assistance

Participant Center Written Guide (how to update 
personal page, send emails etc)

Participant Center Tutorial Video (how to update
personal page, send emails etc)

Registration Written Guide

Registration Tutorial Video

Registering as a Returning Captain Video Tutorial

Registering on an Existing Team Video Tutorial


Why Wellness House

Impact of Your Gift

Video Library: Telling Wellness House's Story           

Wellness House Annual Report






Fundraising Prizes

Individual Prizes

Team Prizes


Offline Donation Form

Offline Registration Form


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.

Check Presentation

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.