My Step Out Centerneed help?
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Need more info? Contact:
Daphne Haselhuhn at firstname.lastname@example.org | (515) 276-2237 ext. 6865
Please mail checks to our local office:
American Diabetes Association
ATTN: Step Out
4430 114th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
33 Teams. 225 Walkers. Fundraise Now
Our Goal is $65,000.00. We've Raised $31,516.78. Make a Donation.
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There's still time to add money to your Team total!
Looking for more fundraising ideas? Check out Fundraising A-Z HERE!
As a Step Out Walker, you are an advocate for those who battle diabetes on a daily basis. November is American Diabetes Month and we want you to get involved! This could be as easy as displaying posters or handing out brochures. Click HERE to see how you can be involved with ADM! Here are some tips on how you can help us hit our Step Out goal throughout the month:
Share your personal story. Send an email or letter asking people to make a donation or to join your team! Sample letters are available in your Step Out Center at diabetes.org/stepout or from Daphne - email@example.com.
Matching Gifts can double your funds raised! Many companies have programs that will match employee donations. Contact your Human Resource Department to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program and how it works.
Involve suppliers/clients. Send a letter on company letterhead to your suppliers/clients requesting their support. Many companies you support through regular business relationships like to support causes that are important to you and your company. Make sure to get permission from your supervisor before sending! Contact your local Walk Manager for a sample letter.
Pay roll stuffers. Ask your Human Resources department if they will include information on how to join your Step Out Team or how to make a donation to support your fundraising efforts.
Organize a Jeans or Casual Day. Encourage co-workers to make a donation in exchange for wearing jeans or dressing casually. Suggest a minimum donation of $5. Talk to the decision maker in your company to plan a Jeans or Casual Day.
Get a friendly competition going. Start up a friendly competition between the various departments in your company. Which department can raise the most money or recruit the most walkers?! Offer an incentive to the winning Team Captain!
Hold an Auction (Silent or Live). Hold the auction at your company during lunch time. Ask for contributions of unique items such as jewelry or art, a hand-knitted sweater, breakfast or dinner at someone’s home, or a stay at someone’s timeshare. Ask if you can auction valuable commodities at the workplace: a premier parking space or a half day off. Promote the items prior to the event.
Organize a golf, baseball, kickball or volleyball tournament. Get some friendly competition going and raise money for your team while getting some exercise!
Every penny counts! Get a big jar, place it on your desk at work and ask everyone to drop in their spare change. Watch it add up!
One great program we have is called Denim for Diabetes. This fundraiser works extremely well in companies and organizations that have over 50 employees. We provide the employer with Denim for Diabetes stickers (see below) and for a $5 donation, employees are able to wear jeans and go casual for work! If you'd like more information on this program please contact Daphne at firstname.lastname@example.org / 515.276.2237 x6865. This would be a simple fundraiser in November, plus, all the funds you raise can go directly to your 2013 Step Out Team total!
The 2013 Iowa Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is in the books with over 250 walkers and volunteers! We hope to raise $65,000 by the end of the year! Thank you to all walkers, fundraisers, volunteers and our Step Out Committee. We raised awareness and funds to support our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Check out more pictures from Step Out HERE. If you were a fundraising walker, don't forget to check out the incentive prizes HERE.
As a supporter of Step Out, you are still able to fundraise throughout the rest of the year. Don't forget about those matching gift opportunities through employers. Click HERE to see if your employer matches!
-ASK, ASK, ASK! More times than not, if you ask, you'll gain a team member or a donation. How many times have you said "no" to a great cause?
-Share your personal story and update you Step Out Center! If you're stuck on what to write, you can check out my personal and team page. (Team D)
-Does your employer or any of your donors employers match donations?
-Post fliers in your favorite local establishments....restaurants, coffee shops, bars, salons, etc!
-Organize Team Fundraisers, ie: carwashes, use the Pin Up Campaign, garage sales, etc...use your creativity!
Des Moines Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Des Moines, IA 50301
The National Team Program is a great way for businesses, clubs and organizations to help Stop Diabetes, while boosting employee morale and team-building skills.
This program gives companies an opportunity to form teams across the U.S. to support the Association's mission. If you are interested in learning more about the National Team program, please contact email@example.com.
Are you affiliated with one of the National Teams below? Make sure to select your company affiliation in the drop-down when registering your team.