It starts with a great idea – and ends with the reward of making a donation that will enhance education and support local student success.

Each year, enthusiastic individuals and devoted groups work together to raise money for the Ottawa Network for Education by hosting independent community events. We have received proceeds from raffles, golf tournaments, retro dances, diner take-overs, garage sales, and more.

Have an idea? We would be very happy to advise on or support potential fund-raising events or initiatives – we are very grateful to generous and caring community members like you.

Ideas for Events

Backyard BBQ

Make the most of your next social gathering by adding a fundraising component that will raise much-needed funds for the Ottawa Network for Education. Charge a small admission fee, add a 50/50 draw or raffle, or put a few items up for auction. It’s your chance to be creative, have fun, and contribute to the success of local students.

Raffle or silent auction

If you’re already planning an event, consider adding a raffle or silent auction that will benefit ONFE. Your contribution will help fund important programs to help local students shine inside and outside the classroom.

Yard sale

Organize a yard sale with proceeds to ONFE. It’s easy to do, and your contribution will help us address critical issues such as, student hunger and inadequate nutrition; literacy and numeracy deficits; learning disabilities; and substance abuse in the middle and high school years.

Golf tournament

Is your company bringing back their annual golf tournament that doesn’t have a charitable beneficiary? If so, consider directing the proceeds of your event to ONFE to give every child in Ottawa the chance to succeed in school. Get in touch with us, we’d be glad to help!

Host a walk or run

Consider organizing a walk or run to benefit ONFE. Gather a team together and track your distance over a certain time period to maximize participation. Or hold the event on one day and encourage friends to get involved from far and wide to support students in Ottawa!

Tools and resources to help plan and promote your next event!

We have a number of tools to help you plan and promote your event; including fact sheets, a thank you card, event signage with our logo, pledge sheets, videos and more. Please email to request assistance and/or obtain a copy of these resources. Remember to keep us informed of your plans, so we can promote your event on our website and through ONFE’s social media channels.

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