Every year Penn State's Dance Marathon culminates with the total reveal – a number that represents the countless hours devoted towards our cause. By fundraising with Apollo, you are contributing to make a difference in the lives of families affected by pediatric cancer. Whether it be through Canvassing, DonorDrive, THONvelopes, Donation Boxes or Alternative Fundraisers, Apollo offers a galaxy full of opportunities to take a lead or take a part in! Below are just a few ways that you can get involved in Apollo's fundraising efforts.
One of the best ways to make close friends while raising money for THON is by participating in Fundraising Outreach Trips! Spend a weekend, or just a day at a friendly Apollo member's house canvassing (door to door fundraising), or hosting an alternative fundraiser (ribbon sales, bake sales, car washes, etc.) outside of State College. While Canning is no longer an acceptable form to fundraise, Fundraising Outreach will still be an incredible opportunity to meet new people, make friends and raise FUNds for THON with Apollo! If you have any questions, want to learn more, or would like to host a Fundraising Outreach trip, just ask our friendly FO chairs – Brooke Caron and Sarah Menna!
Donor Drive is a new website built to facilitate easier donations to THON. Donor Drive is essentially Apollo's Hub for online donations. Each member of Apollo can customize their own Donor Drive pages, set their own personal fundraising goals. and link them to their social media accounts. From the Apollo Donor Drive page you can reach each one of our member's pages, and see our progress towards our collaborative goal. If you have any questions about DonorDrive or need help setting up your page, just reach out to our stellar DAR chairs Clara Bichon and Jimmy Blaszkiewicz!
Donation Boxes are a great opportunity for you to get involved! These boxes are placed in a business near your home and stay there for a couple months, collecting donations from clients, then after a couple months later, you bring them back to us and the donations are added to Apollo’s total! All you have to do is find a business near you who you think might be interested in having a donation box in their store, then we will take care of the administrative stuff and give you a box to take home! Know a local business that would love a donation box? Again, Clara and Jimmy are your go-to crew!
Have a cool idea to fundraise that isn't a donation box, canvassing trip, THONvelope, or DonorDrive campaign? Well, that idea probably falls into the wonderful world of Alternative Fundraisers, or Alt Funds! Alt Funds can take many forms, from a food truck festival to an ugly sweater sale! Apollo loves hosting stellar Alt Funds (link to FTF gallery), which are a great way for members to get involved in fundraising, and take a lead within the organization. If you have a great idea for an Alt Fund, we'd love to make it happen – just reach out to Selma Paul and Abby Young with all of your biggest and best Alt Fund ideas!
"What is this mysterious thing you call THONvelopes” you might say? Well simply put, THONvelopes are envelopes sent out to friends and family that contain details about Apollo, our families and how to donate to THON, complete with a return envelope for donations. The great thing about THONvelopes is that they are a simple fundraising method with a huge potential and they have a huge impact on Apollo’s fundraising total every year! All you have to do is bring some addresses, fill out your envelopes and we take care of stamping them and sending them out for you! Any questions or concerns – send them over to Clara and Jimmy!