Fundraising Ideas

Reality Rally Starts with Fundraising!!!

Have fun raising funds for Michelle's Place. YOU have the "Fun" they get the "Funds"

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If you live in one of the 40 cities in the country where there is a "Quest" you can raise a lot of money. Temecula has one and check the list of the other 39 cities on Urban Adventure Quest Website

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Here's How YOU can do it....

  • Contact family/friends/fans who want to have a fun time .
  • Make as many teams as you can of 3 to 5 people per team.
  • Purchase one game per team from Urban Adventure Quest ($36.75 per team, after your 25% Reality Rally discount)
  • Call Urban Adventure Quest at 1-805-603-5620 Ext 3 tell them you are coming to Reality Rally and purchase your Quests at your Reality Rally discount.
  • Collect $20 to $25 from each participant.
  • The difference between the per team price ($36.75) and the collected per person price is your fundraising money.
  • More teams nets you more "Fun-Raising" $$$$.
  • Then send your check to Reality Rally, 41893 Niblick Road Temecula, Ca 92591 and the funds will be added to your fundraiser.

Other Fundraising Ideas

Make a Video. People watch a video more than they read. Make a short 1-2 minute video and upload it to YouTube, Hang /w, Social Media, etc. Talk about who you are and why you are raising funds. Refer to Reality Rally Talking Points

Post it on Facebook, post it in groups you belong to, send it out in an email. Write script in the body of the message with your fundraising URL link. In your begging, send people to our Reality Rally Website, Reality Rally Star Line Up or Team Line Up to find your donate button.

Write your Story. If you don't do a video, then write your story and post on your Facebook wall and all groups you belong to. Be sure to include your Fundraising URL you get from us. Send out emails. In all your appeals tell people they can donate in memory of their loved one or in celebration with them if they were cured.

Reality Stars:

  • Offer autographed photos in return for a donation. Offer a phone call for a donation. Offer a book you have written for a donation. Arrange a book signing.
  • Arrange a Meet and Greet event at a local restaurant. Approach a restaurant and ask if they can work with you to offer a discounted meal for your guests.
  • Contact Reality Podcasts and ask for an interview to promote what you are doing while you share stories from your show and season.


Casino Nights - Local to Temecula. Aaron of "Feeling Lucky Entertainment" has offered a great opportunity to do a Casino night for you. Please, feel free to email him for information Feeling Lucky Entertainment

Begging for Boobies - Get permission from local authorities in your town to block off an intersection and stand in the intersection with pink buckets (sort of like a fireman's fill the boot fundraiser), and ask passers-by for donations.

Host a Home Product Party - Host a Pampered Chef or other Home Sales products fundraiser show, either a home show or a catalog/facebook show, and ask for up to 20% of sales.

Host a Poker or Bunco Party - Get your family and friends together to have “Fun for Funds”.

House Party - Charge a cover charge at the door.

Corporate Matching Gift - Ask your company to match the amount of pledges you receive from your fellow co-workers. If they donate $500 or more, we will put their Company website on your Bio page for the world to see.

Email Blasts - Ask everyone and every company you know if they can do an email blast for you.

Your Own Personal Friend Matching Gift - Ask a friend if they can investigate getting their company to match pledges. If they donate $500 or more, we will put their Company website on your Bio page for the world to see.

Corporate Sponsorship - Identify one or several large companies and contact them directly. They may be willing to sponsor you completely. If they donate $500 or more. we will put their Company website on your Bio page for the world to see.

Charity Fundraiser Garage Sale - Know all that stuff that’s been hanging out in your garage…in your attic…in your basement? Gather it up and ask your friends to do the same. Put it in your front yard and sell, sell, sell! Put all the money raised toward your pledge minimum! Put up a sign about Michelle’s Place and mention that the proceeds of the sale are for them.

Bake Sale - Everyone loves baked goods and do not have time to bake. Ask your friends to join you and host a bake sale. You can even have it in conjunction with your garage sale. Sell lemonade and coffee as well.

"Extra Change from my Pocket” Box - Create these little boxes for your friends and family and have them place it on their dresser. At the end of the day they can drop spare change in the box. Before the pledge deadline gather the boxes and count the dough!

Office Fundraising Challenge - Speak with everyone in your office and get them to challenge each other to raise the highest amount. Give the "winner" a prize. Maybe some movie passes? Gift certificate to dinner?

Answering Machine and Cell Phone Voice Mail Message - This will alert everyone who calls you at home that you’re up to something special! Let them know that you need their support and tell them how to donate.

Chat Rooms, Groups and Reality Sites - Post messages on everything you can. You’d be amazed at how many people you don’t even know who will be willing to help you.

Fund Page - Customise your Fundraising page I set up for you with your own story.

Ask your Local Bartender and Wait Staff at Local Restaurants to Donate a Portion of One Day’s Tips - Ask them to donate a portion of their tips from one night. You can create a sign for the bartender to place on the bar stating that "All tips collected tonight will go directly to “Reality Star or Team so and so, who is raising money to provide services to those fighting breast cancer at Michelle’s Place". If patrons see the sign they may be willing to dig a little deeper in their pockets!

Ask your Local Restaurants to Place a Money Jar at the Front of the Restaurant - Check with the restaurant manager. They may be willing to place the jar in a high traffic area so lots of patrons can see it.

Fundraising Dinner at your Local Favorite Restaurant - Ask your favorite local restaurant to host a fundraising dinner for you. They supply the food and you supply the pledge forms!

Happy Hour Party - Invite all your friends (and their friends!) to join you at a bar and ask for a $10 donation. Arrange with a local bar to bring in your friends and ask for a donation from the bar as well.

Theme Party/Dinner - Hold a theme party for 10 (or more) of your friends. Donation: $50 per person. Spend no more than $20 per person on the food and you’ll have $300 (or more) in pledges by the end of the night.

Movie Ticket Donation - Ask your local movie house to donate several movie tickets. Sell them and put the money toward your pledges.

Host a Movie Party at Your House - Pick up a new flick at your local movie store, make popcorn, pick up some soda and invite your friends and family over for movie night. Of course have your fundraising page open and ready to click.

Local Theater to Donate Tickets to a Performance - Ask a local theater to donate a few tickets to one of their plays or musicals and auction them off.

Birthday Gift Pledge - Ask for money for your cause for your birthday. This is a very simple way to raise money and it will be a lot easier for your friends and family to write a check instead of spending hours trying to shop for you! Post it on Facebook.

Christmas Gift Pledge - This is a tough one for those of us who love to open up gifts during the holidays, but it’s an easy way to reach your pledge minimum.

Valentine’s Day Pledge - It’s always sweet to get a dozen roses from your sweetie, but it’ll be even sweeter for your sweetie to write you a sweet little check and put it in a card addressed to you.

Delegate - Ask 10 of your friends to contact 10 of their friends to ask 10 of their friends to donate $10 each to help raise money for you.

Creative Friends - Find a local artist or ask a creative friend if they would donate a piece of art or some jewelry that you can auction off.

House Warming Party - Are you moving anytime soon? If so, ask your friends to make a pledge instead of purchasing a gift for your new place.

Signing your Correspondence - Get in the habit of signing your note cards and letters with your name AND your fundraising URL . You’ll be surprised at how many people will ask you what that means.

Business Cards - Print up some inexpensive business cards (you can even do it on your own computer). Have all the pertinent information on the card including your name, name of the event and your address (or PO Box #). Hand these out to everyone you meet!

Travel Agency - Do you always make your travel plans through the same agency? Ask them to donate a travel voucher. You can auction it off at one of your parties.

Doctor/Therapist/Veterinarian/Insurance Agent - Ask him/her to make a check out for you instead of the other way around!

Dentist - Hopefully you won’t have to pull teeth to get him/her to help you out a little!

Chiropractor - They've cracked your back. Now ask them to crack open their check book and make a pledge.

Yoga Instructor - You’ve bent over backwards for them…now it’s their turn to do the same for you!

Radio Station - Call your favorite radio station and ask them to make an announcement on the air. They may even interview you.

Gym - Ask your gym to place a pledge jar at the front desk!

Spinning Class - Have a stack of pledge forms with you and ask your spinning instructor to make an announcement in class.

Hair Salon - Ask your barber or hairdresser to donate $2 for every haircut they complete over one weekend.

Jars Everywhere - Ask everyone you do business with or places you frequent to have a donation jar to collect for you for a certain period of time. Remember we can supply the graphics. Email Gillian at

Call it the Good Karma Tipping Jar - Ask local businesses to put a jar near the register or on their front counter. Tape a picture of yourself with a short explanation of why you’re raising money.

Christmas Tree Ornaments and Other Crafts - Get creative (and ask some friends to pitch in) and make some Christmas/holiday ornaments for the holiday season. Sell them at a local bazaar or fair.

Mow-a-thon - Get your kids involved in this weekend activity. Check ahead of time with all your neighbors and ask them if you can mow their lawn for $50.

Neighbor - Write to all your neighbors on your block (or in your building). Attach a letter stating what you're fundraising for and ask them to make a donation.

Renting ??? Free Rent! - Ask your landlord to donate one-month’s rent to the cause!

Errand boy/girl - Offer to be your friends and coworkers personal assistant for a day (or maybe for just a few hours) in exchange for a large donation. Maybe $250.00 or more!

Garden Tour - Check with a local historical society to see if they would sponsor a garden tour of one or several homes in your area. Promote the event in local newspapers.

Meet the Press - Does your company distribute a newsletter? Does your company have interoffice e-mail? Take advantage of these! It’s a perfect way to get the word out.

Babysitting - Offer up your services and let your friends have a nice, quiet night out of the house!

Pet sit - Are your neighbors going away and they don’t want to leave "Spot" at the boarding facility? Again, offer up your services and charge them what they would have paid at the facility!

House sit - Friends going out of town for awhile? Maybe they need a warm body to stay in their place in their absence!

Neighborhood Chores - Are you a Mr. or Ms. Fix-it? A lot of your neighbors would probably rather pay you than someone else. Place signs around your neighborhood advertising your services (i.e. watering gardens, cleaning roof gutters, sweeping the driveway, fixing an easy plumbing problem, painting a room, etc.).

Karaoke Night - Who cares if you can’t carry a tune. Spend a Friday night at a Karaoke Bar and sing your heart out! Have the announcer tell the crowd that you’re singing for pledges!

Talented Friends - Do you have a little piano bar in your neighborhood and a talented piano playing friend? Ask the owner to let you bring some friends in for a cocktail and piano night. Charge anyone who attends and let them know that it’s a fundraising event for Michelle’s Place, whose clients are fighting breast cancer. - Remember the garage sale idea? How ‘bout rounding up the goods from your friends and putting it all on to be auctioned off? Use E-bays charity arm to sell your item as they do not charge a commission.

Company Vacation Days - Ask your boss or human resources director if they can swap one of your vacation days for a day’s pay.

In Memory of - If you’re raising funds in memory of a loved one, include a picture of you with your loved one on your fundraising page. Ask me for help if you need it.

Pet Birthday Party - I know this may sound a little dorky, BUT, people love their pets. And they love other pets…even yours. Get the word out that if they were thinking about buying "Sparky" a new toy, maybe they should think about writing a check to Michelle’s Place instead. Arrange with a local pet supply and host a “Pet Party “ All guests to donate a “Gift donation of $10 or determined amount. Check out How to Throw a Dog Party or 7 Tips for Hosting Your Own National Dog Party Day Shindig for some help in planning.

Television Show Finale Party - Reality Rally is a Reality Star weekend to meet and greet the public, so host a finale party for any or all of the Reality Shows. It’d be fun to gather a big group of friends to tune in to watch a big season or series finale. Of course, charge ‘em at the door and put the money toward your pledges.

Game Night with a cover charge - Get out those board games and start playing! Break into teams and let the fun begin.

Host a Poker Game - Call your serious (or not so serious) card-playin’ friends invite them over for poker night.

Bowling Nights - Plan a fun night of bowling at your local lanes. Ask the owner to waive the cost of bowling and you can collect that money and turn it into pledges.

Used Book Sale - Everyone has books that have been sitting on shelves, in the attic in boxes or in the basement collecting dust. Ask your friends, family and neighbors to donate whatever they’ve got and set up a little weekend book sale in your front yard. Wear your Team Marathon t-shirt and put up some signs so people will know where the money is going. Once they know that, they may even give you more money! And in the words of Martha Stewart, "That’s a good thing".

Local Stores - Ask a local store manager what the hot selling item is these days and THEN ask them if they’d be willing to donate a percentage of the sales from that particular item to you.

Curse Jar - C’mon, everyone does it. Now they’ll have to pay for it. Place a Curse Jar in your office and whenever someone says a bad word they have to open up their wallet, grab a dollar and put it in the jar.

Dress Down Day - Ask your company to allow an official Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Dress Down Day. For the privilege of dressing down, employees pledge $20.

Company Grants - Find out if your company offers grants to employees who volunteer their time for charitable causes. If so, you can volunteer your time at the Reality Rally events and get paid grant money (pledges!) for the work. You may need a letter from us stating that you’ll be volunteering and we’d be happy to make that happen.

Church Bulletin - Place an advertisement in your Church bulletin letting the congregation know what you’re up to!

Pink Ribbon Distribution - Create small pink ribbons to bring awareness to our fight to end breast cancer. Sell them to your friends, family members, etc.

Pledge Letter - Remember to have all the pertinent information in the letter: What you’re doing, why you’re fundraising, the amount of money you’re trying to raise, the deadline for raising the money, how to donate. Every dollar adds up. It may be their dollar that saves a life.

Is There a Teacher in the House? - Get your students to help you fundraise. Kids are incredibly creative and cute, too! Have them put together those pink ribbons for you!

The Big Chief - Ask your boss for a company and a personal pledge.

Other Parents - If your kids play on soccer leagues or any other sports teams distribute your fundraising information to the other parents at the event.

Remind Them - In case you didn’t receive an answer the first time you asked….ask again! Your potential donor may need a little coaxing. People are busy and it slips their mind. Most people are more than happy with a reminder. Send out 3 during your campaign. Beginning, middle and 2 weeks before the deadline.

Inspirational BookMarks - Create them and sell them to your friends and family.

Universities and Colleges - Contact your local schools and ask if you can put an advertisement in their school newsletter asking for donations. Some of the organizations may even invite you to make a short presentation.

Computer Screen Savers - Create a Reality Rally Screen Saver and send it to everyone in your company! A gentle reminder is a good reminder! Remember we can provide the graphics.

Mechanic - You’ve given ‘em lots of money to work on your car. Now it’s time for them to give a little back to you!

It’s Football Season! - And that means it’s a perfect time to get some football parties going! And what’s a football party without a football pool? Of course, all the proceeds will go toward your fund.

Speaking of Football - Host a Super Bowl party in February and ask your guests to donate.

Rock on! - If you know any musicians, ask them to perform a benefit concert. Tell people that their admission ticket is a check made out to Michelle’s Place

Share the Reality Rally Story - Tell our story. The more you talk about yourself and what we all do together, the more people will share in that excitement and want to donate to you.

Party Animal - Offer to be the entertainment at a party. Throw on a costume and get out there! The guests will have fun and be happy to donate. You could be Barney, Big Bird, a pirate or a singing telegram person!!!!!

Wine and Cheese Party - Host a wine and cheese party at home or ask a local restaurant to donate the wine and cheese and you will promote their facility and bring in friends.

Temporary Tattoos - Swap a temporary tattoo for a donation.

Return the Favor - Ask someone to donate who has asked you for a donation.

Do you have a Favorite Magazine? - Call the editor and ask them to sponsor you. If you’ve subscribed to a particular magazine for a long time they may be willing to give something back to you.

Fraternities and Sororities - Contact the National Chapter of your college Fraternity or Sorority and ask them to make a donation.

Alumni Organizations - Call your own college or university and ask them to place an ad in the alumni newsletter asking for donations.

Ask for the Right Amount - Take a good look at who you’re asking for donations and make sure you ask for the right amount. Don’t ask for $100.00 if you know they can pledge $1,000.

Beneficiary - Get to know ours well. You’ll be asked where the money is going and it will be very impressive to a potential donor if you’re able to speak eloquently about Michelle’s Place. See

Talking Points and watch and share their video Michelle's Place Founder's Video. It is on your fundraising page as well. See why you are raising funds. It is possible you could prevent another family from the facing the same tragedy.