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FUNDRAISE FOR US

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!

If you are interested in fundraising for us, please download our Community Fundraising Kit, which is designed to help you organise your own fundraising event or initiative providing you with everything you need to know to get started, have fun and successfully raise much needed funds.

The process at a glance:

1. Register your fundraising activity

Register your fundraising activity with us by completing and returning the Application for Authority to Raise Funds making sure you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions for Running a Fundraising Activity for Lort Smith which can be found in this kit and on the Lort Smith website.

2. Approval

Within 5 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

You might like to set-up an online fundraising page. It's easy! A step-by-step guide is included in our Community Fundraising Kit. We are here to help. If you need advice on running your fundraising activity, contact the Lort Smith Fundraising team on 03 9321 3207 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 9321 7207 or email.

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