Plastic Free Seas is extremely grateful to all everyone who supports our programmes financially. We do not receive government funding and unlike many charities we do not pay people to fundraise for us. Money donated supports our education programmes or pays staff to run our programmes.
Over the years there have been some fabulous fundraisers organised by individuals and groups. Here are a few examples below to inspire you …
Michelle Fung Art Fundriaser
Connect, Care & Write Fundraising Postcards
Hong Kong’s marine life is in trouble. These postcards are beautiful to send or to keep as artwork, and if you would like to find out more about the campaign click here.
Now you can send your love and share your dreams in aid of Plastic Free Seas on Paper-Roses for Plastic Free Seas postcards.
Beautifully designed and printed, this set of 3 postcards is a great way to stay in touch and show that you care.
Company Donation Matching Programmes
Many of the companies that PFS has a relationship with have donation matching programmes.
As an employee, ask your company if they offer this programme and double your donation amount.
Over the years sporting events have been a popular form of individual and team fundraising. There has been money raised from dualthlons, triathlons, running races, biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, standup paddle boarding, canoeing, rugby, and dragon boating.
There has been money raised through team events and from individual challenges. There are no limits to the extent of fundraising from sports!
Environmental Day Fundraisers
There are many Environmental Days to plan a fundraiser around. World Ocean Day and World Environment Day are in early June and Earth Day is in April.
Companies, schools and individuals have used these days as opportunities to support the work of Plastic Free Seas.
The PFS ‘No Excuse for Single Use’ cutlery set, which can be found on our Shop, is ideal to use for environmental day fundraising. Contact us if you would like to sell cultery sets to raise funds for PFS.
There have been cakes, cookies, donuts and other sweet treats sold in villages, housing blocks, school fairs, community stalls and at events.
For a Hong Kong twist there was a group of students that made and sold 500 dumplings at school.
The ideas are endless for food and drink related fundraising. Remember to be conscious of the packaging you use. Encourage people to bring their own!
Twopresents is a unique, award-winning party invitation service with a charitable twist. It allows you to send party invitations and raise funds for a charity and gift of your choice. It’s an easy way to make a difference through your celebration.
PFS has benefited greatly over the years with hundreds of children (and adults!) sharing their celebration.
Visit www.twopresents.com to set up your party!
This category is limited only by your imagination! PFS has received donations from Trashion (Trash+Fashion) events, secondhand toy, book and clothing sales.
There has been so much art produced with upcycled beach plastic. Sculptures have been made, some of which have gone into galleries and auctions. Photographs and paintings have been produced and sold as well.
Jewellery has also been crafted from beach plastic and glass.
Books about plastic pollution have been written and proceeds from the sales donated.