Others might not have the cash, or they might want to cast the net wider, sometimes honouring a loved one. Here are a few ideas.
|Start a Friday 50-50 pool at your office. Everyone chips in a few bucks, then you draw a winner who keeps half the money and donates the other half.
|Two bucks to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar. The winner keeps the candy and the money goes to donation.
|Stage a pre-holiday silent auction. Everyone brings an item or offers a service. People bid on the offerings and the cash goes to charity.
|Start a pool that predicts the warmest day of summer or the coldest day of winter. Winner keeps half, the remaining cash is donated.
|Team up with a local service provider. You sell the tickets, the service is donated and the proceeds go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Ideas: a lawn maintenance company could offer a spring yard cleanup, a salon could offer a free cut or yoga studio could offer free passes.