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Hope Floats LI. cannot continue to grow or thrive without the generous support of our donors. We are deeply grateful for any amount that you are able to give. Every cent of your tax-deductible donation will benefit Hope Floats LI's free programs.
In order to support our programs for our community we need funding! If you are from a foundation or would like more information about what we do because you are considering making substantial donation, we'd love to speak with you.
Please feel free to contact us if you have an idea of how you can help. Thank You.
By Mail: Hope Floats LI, 208 Locust Ave, Babylon, NY 11702
For In-kind donations: or 516-443-6866
Questions? Email: Theresa DePietto Roesler, Theresa@hopefloatsli.org
If you are interested in helping Hope Floats Long Island Inc. through a fundraising event, please contact about ideas that have been used successfully by families and friends.
We are also happy to hear of creative new ways to raise funds! Here are some ideas we came up with to help.
Face-to-face Solicitation — Share Hope Float’s mission with the company you work for and other businesses in your community. Ask for donations or ask them to match funds you raise.
Denim Days — Coordinate with your human resources office at work to charge $5 or more per person to where jeans on a particular day (typically Friday).
Friends and Family Letter — Send a fund-raising letter to family, friends and associates.
Cash Containers — Place containers provided by Hope Floats Long Island in local stores.
Neighborhood Door-to-Door Walk — Collect donations in your neighborhood.
School Project — Organize a fundraising project for your child’s class or school.
Walk-athon, Hop-athon, Cartwheel-athon or Hula-Hoop-athon — Organize children, work associates and/or friends and have them take pledges per mile walked.
Bike-athon — Organize children, work associates and/or friends and have them take pledges per mile ridden.
“Put On A Happy Face” Event — One-day event for families including face painting, balloons, food, games, etc.
Kitchen Shutdown — Obtain donations of dinners from seven local restaurants and raffle a week’s worth of meals.
Craft Fair — Obtain donated space from a school, church, mall or vacant retail space and sell space to local crafters. Sell food, balloons, face painting, etc.
Car Wash — Ask local merchant to provide space and water.
Yard Sale — Ask neighbors, friends and/or family to join in a yard sale.
Sports Tournament — Softball, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis— Charge an entry fee, get corporate sponsors, give prizes.
Car Rally — Type out directions for a route using visual icons. Charge entry fees. Have a picnic at the end of the day and present prizes.
Motorcycle Run — Ask local Harley Club to hold a fundraiser for you.
Dog Show, Horse Show, Car Show — Collect entry fees. Ask local dog/horse/car club members to judge. It may be that there are shows going on in your area. You could get them to donate proceeds.
Golf Tournament — Give a nice donated gift to the closest to the hole at a driving range. Charge a dollar a ball.
Fishing Derby — Collect entry fees and give prizes for the most total pounds and largest fish.
Chili (Tofu, Crawfish, Lobster) Cook-off — Locate an appropriate space and give prizes for the best, most creative, etc.