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Planning a fundraiser? 

​Here is what you need to know!

You can design and host your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign – to raise money, gift cards, non-perishable food, or new clothes – for the families at Nelson House’s.  These campaigns can be with your friends, neighbours, co-workers, family, or on social media.

These fundraising campaigns also serve the goal of raising awareness about the realities of violence against women in our communities, and the resources that exist for those that may need them.

Statistics show 67% of Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse. Everyone has their own story or knows someone who has experienced violence and abuse.  This is a great opportunity to take the lead in organizing a community event, where your donation of funds and items have a direct impact.

Create an event or fundraiser anyway you like – from donations at your birthday party, a school BBQ, to neighbourhood garage sale. Let your imagination and creativity guide you to the many ways you can raise funds to support Nelson House’s!

Here are just some ideas:

  • Workplace Raffle

  • Girl’s/Guy’s night out

  • Food Drive (workplace, family, church, school)

  • Gifts in lieu of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and special occasions (

  • Toy & Baby Drive

  • Baby Shower

  • Sports tournaments (golf, baseball, soccer, football)

  • Award Nights


It is only by working together that we can break the cycle of violence.  Now, more than ever, we need the community to come together to say NO to violence against women.

Remember, when you share why Nelson House and ending violence against women is important to you through a gathering or an event, you just might be saving a life.  Not only will we provide you materials and ideas to help with your event, we will also provide critical information such as recognizing signs of abuse and where to get help.

If you’re interested in creating a community event in support of Nelson House, please contact us at, prior to your event to seek written approval and permission to partner with Nelson House’s and to publicly use Nelson House’s organizational name.

We Need Your Support Today!

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