Fraser Valley Pulse announces the second annual 12 Days of Christmas in the Fraser Valley fundraiser, designed to raise money for local charities while also raising the profile of local businesses. Twelve local businesses will each donate a gift for a contest to run on online at FraserValleyPulse.com during December 1-16, 2011. Each weekday for 24 hours only, one holiday gift will be available, and readers are invited to enter to win each gift by making a donation to the corresponding business’s chosen charity. For each $5 donation, participants receive one entry to win. All donations are made via canadahelps.org, ensuring all funds go directly to your charity and donors receive an automated tax receipt.
Fraser Valley Pulse promotes this contest daily with direct emails to the subscriber database, home page advertisements on the website and a targeted social media campaign. Readers are not told ahead of time what the gifts are, so they are encouraged to visit the website daily to see the showcased businesses make a donation.
Your business is invited to donate a gift to the 12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser. Donations can include products, services, tickets, travel opportunities, admission to events or anything that showcases the best your company has to offer. Last year, donated prizes included Canucks tickets, spa services, 1 year of flower arrangements, cooking and dancing lessons, snowshoeing and tubing adventures, jewelry and family photography packages. To encourage readers to donate, gifts with a minimum value of $150 are preferred. The Essential Packaging Store will once again sponsor the event as the official gift wrappers, and all gifts will be delivered by the Fraser Valley Pulse team.
If you are interested in donating a gift to the 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser, please submit a gift proposal to Fraser Valley Pulse by no later than November 15, 2011. Submissions will be reviewed and chosen companies will be contacted on November 18. Gifts will be collected on or before November 25, to ensure there is time for the gifts to be wrapped by Essential Packaging. There is no entry cost for your business to participate in this event.
12 Days of Christmas in the Fraser Valley is a fantastic way to raise your profile and help a favourite local charity at the same time. Your chosen charity will directly benefit from all donations received on the day your gift is showcased and you will be given a web banner advertisement and a letter to send to your clients and supporters to help raise funds for your charity.
In 2010, 12 Days of Christmas in the Fraser Valley raised $3800 for local charities, including Matthew’s House, Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Young Life of Canada, BC SPCA and others. Our goal this year is to raise $5000 for local charities.
Fraser Valley Pulse is an online publication that celebrates life in the Fraser Valley. Since it started in 2009, its readership has grown to almost 30,000 unique views monthly and approximately 4,000 newsletter subscribers.
For more information, please contact Kristi Ferguson, the founder and editor of Fraser Valley Pulse.