Talk to your Communications Department about including a few sentences about the Dress in Blue Day program and colon cancer in your company newsletter. Check out our sample newsletter article.
Hold a dress-down day on Dress in Blue Day. Employees donate $10 to dress casually and wear blue. Denim counts! Talk to your Human Resources Department or manager for approval, and then promote the event to all your coworkers. Mail in the donations with a completed Dress in Blue Day fundraising form and be sure to take a picture and send it to the Colon Cancer Alliance!
Put together a blue costume contest to see who can be the most creative! Charge a $10 fee to enter the contest or collect donations as votes (for example: $5 = 1 vote). Contestants must wear blue to be eligible. Purchase something fun from the Colon Cancer Alliance's online store as the contest prize. Again, remember to send us a picture!
Organize a coffee fast. For every day someone goes without coffee, ask them to donate the money they would have spent on the purchase ($3-5). Create a chart showing everyone's progress to spark some competition. Encourage everyone to go one to two weeks.
Use your company's window space to show your support. Download our revamped Dress in Blue Day flyer and help educate your community.
Ask your company to offer a Corporate Matching Gift, where they match the amount of donations you receive from your coworkers.
Organize an Office Fundraising Challenge. Encourage your coworkers to challenge each other in raising the highest amount of money for Dress in Blue Day. Give the winner a prize, like movie passes, a gift certificate or some Colon Cancer Alliance merchandise.
Buy dessert, a box of donuts or cupcakes and sell it at the office. See if you can get the sweets donated or purchased at a lower cost so you raise more money!
Light your building or home in blue lights. What better way to grab people's attention than dousing your home or workplace in blue lights?
Create an online fundraising team with others in your office to awareness and funds for Dress in Blue Day. People at the office can easily get involved by giving a donation, sending emails to friends and family and/or spreading the team's message on social media.