You're shaving to fund lifesaving research to help kids with cancer. Awesome.
Your head will be bald, but your page shouldn’t be. Personalize it, tell your story, and make it exciting.
Set the pace by making the first donation. How much should you give? The dollar amount you want others to donate.Hint: If you raise $50+, you’ll earn a commemorative St. Baldrick’s t-shirt
Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer – that’s 300,000 kids every year. St. Baldrick’s exists to find cures for these brave kids. By raising money and shaving your head, you’re helping to fund the most-promising childhood cancer research in the world.
Let friends and family know why and when you're shaving, ask them to give, and include the link to your page. Reach out via email, text, or social media, and don’t be afraid to send reminders! After your shave, post your #baldselfie online and tag #StBaldricks #RockTheBald!
The Resource Lounge in your Members Area is full of tools to help you raise money. Boost your outreach efforts with our sample emails and social media posts. Need posters, fundraising ideas, or tips on how to ask for donations? We’ve got you covered.
Join forces with friends and family to fundraise as a team. Raising money as a group is fun and easy when you work together.
Everyone loves feeling appreciated. Make your donor's day by sending a quick Thank You email. Send one easily from your Members Area by logging in and clicking the gift box.
Encourage online giving to experience instant fundraising gratification.
Send donors directly to your online participant page, and ask them to click the “Donate” button to give by credit card or Paypal. They will receive a receipt via email automatically and their gift will appear on your page right away!
Ask donors to make their checks out to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation”, include your Participant ID# in the memo line, and fill out a donation form to accompany each check. Use the pre-paid envelopes mailed to you to send your checks and donation forms to the Foundation.
You can collect cash donations and submit them online in the Donations section of your Members Area (please do not mail cash). You’ll record each cash gift individually, and then “pay” for them with your credit card and keep the cash as reimbursement.
6-time shavee, team captain, and event organizer, raised over $17,200 “The one main tip I’d suggest is to not be afraid to ask people more than once. A lot of times people intend to donate and need to put it off for various reasons. Sometimes they even thank you for reminding them!”
First-time shavees, raised over $5,200 “I told everyone if I raised $500, my mom would shave with me. I raised $500 in one weekend! I talked to anyone who would listen about what I was doing and why I was doing it. You never know who has connections or who might be inspired to donate!”
3-time shavee and team captain, raised over $7,300 “Truly believe in the cause and be passionate about it. Don't get disheartened when people say no. Remind them that their donations are tax deductible. Contact your local businesses and go door to door in your neighborhood. Always have a smile on your face.”