Introducing Generation Give
Welcome to Generation Give, where the power of the younger generation comes together to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of children under the age of 18. The Good Friday Appeal is proud to launch this initiative, recognizing the unique ability of young individuals to drive positive change in their communities.
Recognizing the importance of cultivating a culture of philanthropy from an early age, this campaign encourages the younger generation to actively contribute to charitable causes. By fostering a sense of social responsibility and community engagement, Generation Give not only raises funds for vital medical research and healthcare but also instills a lifelong commitment to making a positive impact.
How fundraising benefits you:
Sense of purpose and fulfillment
Fundraising provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment, allowing individuals to contribute to a cause they believe in. Knowing that their efforts are making a positive impact on the community or a particular issue can be incredibly rewarding.
Personal growth and development
Fundraising often involves stepping out of one’s comfort zone, whether through public speaking, organizing events, or reaching out to potential donors. This can lead to personal growth, increased self-confidence, and the development of valuable skills such as communication, leadership, and project management.
Building a stronger community connection
Fundraisers have the opportunity to connect with their community on a deeper level. Working towards a common goal fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose, creating stronger bonds with fellow volunteers, donors, and the beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts.
Networking and relationship building
Fundraising events bring people together, providing a unique opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded individuals, businesses, and community leaders. These connections can extend beyond the fundraising initiative and offer valuable personal and professional opportunities.
Increased awareness and advocacy
Fundraisers often become advocates for the cause they support. By raising awareness about a particular issue, they contribute to a broader understanding of social, environmental, or health-related challenges, inspiring others to get involved and effect positive change.
Developing a philanthropic mindset
Engaging in fundraising can instill a philanthropic mindset, encouraging individuals to think beyond themselves and consider the well-being of others. This shift in perspective often leads to a greater sense of empathy and compassion.
Recognition and acknowledgement
Successful fundraising efforts are usually acknowledged and appreciated by the community, the organization, or the cause being supported. This recognition can provide a strong sense of accomplishment and motivate individuals to continue their philanthropic endeavors.
Contributing to personal values and beliefs
Fundraising allows individuals to align their actions with their personal values and beliefs. This alignment contributes to a sense of authenticity and integrity, reinforcing the importance of living in accordance with one’s principles.
Positive impact on mental well-being
Acts of generosity and kindness, such as fundraising, have been linked to positive effects on mental well-being. Knowing that one is making a positive difference in the lives of others can bring a sense of joy, satisfaction, and overall happiness.
Engaging in fundraising activities provides an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. Knowing that one has played a part in creating positive change and leaving the world a better place can be a powerful motivator and source of pride.
How your fundraising makes a difference at the RCH:
- Critical Medical Research: Your contributions support groundbreaking research focused on pediatric health, paving the way for innovative treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.
- Equipment and Technology: Generation Give funds help acquire state-of-the-art medical equipment designed to meet the unique needs of young patients, ensuring they receive the best care available.
- Patient and Family Support Programs: We aim to create a supportive environment for young patients and their families by offering programs that cater to their emotional and practical needs during challenging times.
- Education and Training: With a highly skilled staff of almost 4,000, the hospital invests in academic leadership, education programs, scholarships, fellowships and fostering excellence for staff and future generation of health care professionals.
How to start fundraising:
- Start a Fundraiser: Be a catalyst for change by launching your fundraising campaign. Whether it’s a school event, a community activity, or a personal challenge, every effort counts.
Create Your Fundraiser
- Resources for Success: We’ve put together a comprehensive fundraising page to guide you through the process. Check out the guide for ideas or use the resources to help you, we’ve got you covered.
- Spread the Word: Use the power of social media to amplify your impact. Share your fundraising journey, stories of inspiration, and the importance of supporting youth health with our customizable social media kit
Join Generation Give Today!
Together, we can build a healthier, happier future for the youth in our communities. Join Generation Give, be a force for good, and let’s make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.