CMN’s Month of Miracles is all about giving
Since 1992, RE/MAX Associates have been giving back to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the sale of each home, raising over $60 million in Canada alone. All year long, offices and agents host events and come up with creative ways to give back. From golf tournaments to toy drives, there is nothing we love more than watching our agents show how much they care for the communities they live and work in.
If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd and make an impact for this CMN Month of Miracles this month, try out one of these fundraising event ideas at your office. Encourage your colleagues, friends, family, and even your clients to join in and #StandByOurChampions!
1. Office Trivia Night
Time to get competitive! Test each other’s general knowledge by hosting a trivia night with “Trivial Pursuit” or similar trivia games, right in your office. Charge admission at the door and sell snacks like popcorn, chips, and candy to raise funds.
2. Employee Calendars
As a RE/MAX real estate professional, you have access to endless resources and support, right at your fingertips. One of those resources is shopremax and the RE/MAX Approved Supplier store. Here you can create and print custom office calendars from Teldon. To fundraise, sell calendars featuring humourous photos of your sales team, beautiful properties, or feature personal Miracle Stories from your own office! BONUS: you can share those incredible stories on social media and inspire others to donate.
3. Music Night
Why not take advantage of the musical talent that might be hiding in your office and host a music night? Sell admission tickets to fundraise and sell additional snacks for the show onsite.
4. Interactive Video
“I nominate you!” – No one can forget the hugely successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from 2014 — it raised around 115 million dollars for ALS research and millions participated. How about creating your own interactive video challenge? You can challenge others at your office or colleagues at other RE/MAX offices to complete the unique viral challenge. It can be anything from a unique activity that represents your organization or it can be just as daring as dumping a bucket of ice cold water over your head!
5. Video Game Tournament
Challenge your colleagues to a game of Mario Kart (or a similarly fun game) in a video game tournament fundraiser! Charge each player a fee to play each round. What does the winner get? Bragging rights for the rest of the year!
6. BBQ & Games
An oldie but a goodie. Everyone loves a good BBQ and carnival games. Light up the grill, sell food, admission tickets, and pay-to-play games for a day of fun and fundraising.
7. Karaoke Night
Rent out a big room in a karaoke bar or download a karaoke program to connect to a monitor in your office — whatever you decide, karaoke night is sure to be fundraiser that will go down in your office’s history books.
8. Clothing Drive
We all have clothes in our closets that we haven’t worn in a month… or six. How about getting everyone in your organization together to collect their old and gently used clothing to sell in a clothing drive? Display the clothes on desks and hangers across the office, price the items out in advance, and invite your community to come by. All proceeds from the clothing purchases will go to your office CMN donation!
9. Ping Pong Tournament
Similar to the video game tournament, have participants pay-to-play and compete to be the all-reigning ping pong champion of the office. Invite friends, family, and members of the community. You can rent your own ping pong table or reserve a room at your local community centre.
10. Back to School Themed Silent Auction
Take advantage of the month of August by hosting a back to school themed silent auction at your office. Attendees can bid on baskets of school supplies. To fundraise, your team can sell raffle tickets for the bidding. The possibilities are endless!
Download these Miracle Home resources to give your marketing the CMN treatment this month!