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Fundraising is a fun and rewarding way for individuals, schools, businesses and community groups to support the vital work of the Lort Smith.

As a non-profit organisation that receives no ongoing government funding we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to help us continue to deliver essential and life-saving services to sick, injured and vulnerable animals.

Community Fundraising events are especially important for Lort Smith as not only do they raise vital funds to help animals in need, they also help to increase brand awareness in the local community.

Every dollar donated to Lort Smith is used to support our mission to improve the health and happiness of animals and the people who care for them.

Why not create your own fundraising event to help animals in need. The only limit is your imagination - so rally your friends, your Facebook friends, family and work mates and start fundraising today!

The process at a glance:

1. Download our helpful Community Fundraising Kit

Complete and return the Application Form.

2. Approval

Within five working days of receiving your application, our fundraising team will contact you with approval or let you know if we need more information.

3. Set-up your own online fundraising page and fundraise online

As part of your fundraising activity, you might like to set-up an online fundraising page. It's easy, simply click here to start your fundraising page today! We are here to help and if you need any advice on running your fundraising activity, please contact the Lort Smith Fundraising team on 03 9287 6468 or email.

4. Run your fundraising activity.

5. Return your raised funds within 14 days of finishing your fundraising activity.

Need an idea?

Here are some thought starters for your next fundraiser. And remember, whether you raise $10 or $1,000, every bit helps!

  • Hold a quiz night
  • Sell unwanted stuff on ebay
  • Get sponsored to enter a fun run/walk
  • Get sponsored to lose weight or go a month without drinking alcohol
  • Hold a cake stall
  • Have a dress down day
  • Give up coffee or bring your own lunch to work for a month and donate what you save
  • Hold a raffle or auction with donated prizes
  • Donate a days' wage and ask your employer to match it
  • Hold a dog fashion show or 'best in show' competition
  • Charge people to guess how many sweets in a jar
  • Empty your pockets and donate loose change every night for a month
  • Get sponsored to do an epic challenge, like climb a mountain
  • Hijack the lift at work and charge people to use it
  • Offer to walk/wash the dogs in your neighbourhood
  • Have a BBQ and sell sausages
  • Have a night in with your mates and donate what you would all save on food, taxis, drinks and entertainment
  • Ask your friends and family to make a donation rather than buy you a birthday present.

Collection tins for businesses

If you are a business and would like to collect donations for us at your point of sale we can provide you with a Lort Smith branded collection tin.

Have a question?

Don't hesitate to contact the Lort Smith Fundraising team on 03 9287 6468 or email.

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