National and international observance days are ideal hooks for basing fundraising events around, giving charities opportunities to get creative, have a bit of fun and ask for donations. Here are four charities that have come up with some innovative spooky ideas to raise funds and awareness on Halloween:
World Vision – Carve a Heart
Instead of a scary face, World Vision is asking supporters to Carve a Heart on pumpkins this Halloween and make a small donation. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the plight of the millions of children around the world facing real fear on Halloween and every night of the year. By having safe family fun pumpkin carving, supporters will be helping to turn a night of fear into a night of hope for children living in the World’s hardest places. Watch World Vision’s Carve a Heart video:
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation – Spooky Welly Walk
One of the charity’s largest and most popular fundraising events, this Halloween-themed family walk takes place Liverpool and St Helens. Funds are raised through an entrance fee, and visiting families can have a go at the various Halloween activity stations, which include the Yucky Dip, the Halloween train, the Pumpkin Patch and the Gruesome Graveyard.
Scottish SPCA – Halloween Pets at Home Collections
With permission from Pets at Home stores across Scotland, Scottish SPCA is calling on its supporters to get involved and run Halloween-themed collection events during Halloween weekend 28-30 October at Pets at Home stores. The organisation is providing fundraising packs and a step-by-step guide to potential fundraisers. With no government or lottery funding, the Scottish SPCA relies on such fundraising events to help save the lives of animals suffering in Scotland.
Action Against Hunger – Chipotle’s Spooky Boo-rito
This Halloween, Mexican grill restaurant, Chipotle will treat its customers of six of its London branches wearing fancy dress to a burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only £2. All proceeds from the fundraiser, with a minimum pledge of £10,000, will be donated to Action Against Hunger, to support them in taking decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.