Starlight has a partnership with FirstGiving, an online
portal that allows anyone to create a personal fundraising web page to raise
money and awareness for the seriously ill children and families we serve. The
pages are easy to set up!
Example: visit the Starlight Arizona FirstGiving
Everyone who creates their personal FirstGiving
fundraising page can share their unique personal story as to why they support
Starlight. You’ll see there are endless ways to help:
1) Commit time and energy and/or celebrate an occasion:
run a marathon, participate in a tournament, set up a lemonade stand, initiate
a giving challenge with your friends, have friends make donations in lieu of
gifts for your birthday, bar mitzvah or wedding.
2) Make a personal pledge.
There can be as many different stories and fundraising
ideas as there are people — each FirstGiving personal Web page is different.
First Giving will provide all the tools you need to build
your page. You can even add your favorite YouTube video or post pictures from
your Flickr account. Then, after you’ve created your page, encourage your
friends and family members to join you in improving the lives of sick children
and their families by contributing money in your honor. Send a note to a
neighborhood group, or to members of your church or synagogue — the list of
possibilities is endless! And, if you’re a Facebook member, add the First
Giving application to your profile to help spread the word about your efforts.
A thermometer on the page even helps track progress toward your goal.
However you choose to show support, your First Giving web
page will help Starlight raise funds and awareness that will make a real
difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
Simply visit www.firstgiving.com/starlight, and First Giving will walk you through the process.