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New Jersey Knitters to End Alzheimer's!
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On The Longest Day(r), people raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts
of the Alzheimer’s Association(r) through an activity of their choice. Many choose knitting-related
fundraising activities since they are an easy way to engage friends and family.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
» Knitting classes
» Community meetups
» Knitters’ retreats
Fundraising can be easy - here are some ideas to share with participants.
» Host a knitting circle at a yarn store. Knit blankets, scarves and other projects, and sell
them for donations.
» Set up a silent auction with knitted crafts.
» Seek point-of-purchase donations at a yarn store, or ask them to donate a percentage
» Sell knitting lessons.
» Ask a knitting store to host a class, with proceeds benefiting your fundraising efforts.
» Collect donations from friends and family for each hour of knitting you complete.
» Host a knitting retreat for donations.
» Ask a knitting supply store to donate materials (yarn, knitting needles, etc.) and auction
» Start a yarn bombing challenge. Collect donations to "knit" your boss’ chair or famous
landmarks in your city. Ask the city and chamber of commerce to get involved.
» Request donations for a special knitting project to honor someone facing Alzheimer’s
The Longest Day(r) is the day with the most light - the summer solstice. On June 20, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association(r).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
It’s easy - choose an activity you like to do and turn it into a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer’s! Follow the steps below to get started.
1. Select an activity you enjoy at alz.org/thelongestday.
To advance critically needed research and provide care and support, each participant is asked to raise funds through their activity for the Alzheimer's Association. Any activity can be a fundraiser for The Longest Day:
» If you’re a talented artist, lead an art class for friends and family. Then host an art sale and donate the proceeds as your fundraiser.
» If you like to golf, organize a golf game with friends and ask each player to pledge $50 for every birdie.
» Host a BBQ and ask friends and family for a donation in exchange for a
» Raise extra funds by adding a silent auction, challenge or competition to your activity. You can even ask for donations instead of birthday gifts!
2. Start raising funds now.
Start fundraising early to make an even greater impact. Organize creative seasonal activities leading up to The Longest Day, such as a lemonade stand or an ugly sweater contest during the holidays, to increase donations and raise awareness for the cause. We’re here to help with tools, tips and advice to make fundraising easy.
3. Ask others to join you by:
» Making a donation - Facebook Fundraisers are an easy way for friends and family to support your fundraising efforts. Visit your Participant Center to create one or share your fundraising page on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
» Fundraising with you - Use the prewritten emails in your Participant Center
to invite friends, family and coworkers to sign up for your team.
» Attending your event or activity - Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join you for The Longest Day.
Register now at alz.org/thelongestday.
About ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS ASSOCIATION INC
23 Vreeland Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932, US
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease.
The Greater New Jersey Chapter covers the Northern 14 counties of the state providing services to the state's residents while supporting research. The Chapter currently has five (5) Walks in the area and hold another signature event, The Longest Day on June 21st.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
November 20, 2021
- People 55+