In this together for Sunnybrook

Stay home and make double the impact!

Host a virtual fundraiser to support the fight against COVID-19.

You are already helping by staying home. You can help even more by turning your virtual hangouts with friends and family into a fundraiser to double your impact against the fight against COVID-19!

This is your chance to have some fun and be creative! Host a virtual hangout with friends, family or co-workers over your favourite video platform and challenge your guests to donate the cost of a night out to support Sunnybrook’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Whether you choose to host a series of virtual hangouts or commit to a single event, there is no easier way to stay connected while supporting Sunnybrook’s urgent response to COVID-19.


How to get started

Start your fundraiser with these easy steps:

  1. Sign up — so we can connect with you to learn more about your hangout.
  2. Create a Sunnybrook fundraising page or Facebook fundraiser to collect donations.
  3. Host a virtual hangout and ask your friends to donate.
  4. Share on social media using the hashtag #Together4Sunnybrook.
Get involved

The threat of COVID-19 hasn’t stopped us from creating connections online. In fact we’re sharing more moments online than ever before! And now you can double the impact of your virtual hangouts.

Turn your virtual hangouts into a fundraiser and ask your friends to donate the cost of a night out (consider $25 - $50) to help Sunnybrook fight COVID-19.

Sunnybrook is here to help you! Our team will help you set up your fundraiser, brainstorm ideas and answer any questions you may have. We’ll be in touch shortly after you sign up.

How to create a Sunnybrook fundraising page
  1. Visit Sunnybrook Fundraising and click Create an Event.
  2. Accept the Waiver and click Next.
  3. Select create a personal fundraising page.
  4. Fill out your information and personalize your fundraising page.
How to create a Facebook Fundraiser
  1. Visit Facebook Fundraisers and click Select Non-profit.
  2. Search for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation (Toronto, Ontario) and select to begin setting up your fundraiser.
  3. Enter your campaign goal, end date, campaign name and description. You can also add your own campaign image or use the Sunnybrook banner.
    In This Together for Sunnybrook
  4. Click create to launch your campaign. Be sure to share the post to increase the number of people who will see it.

Download our Facebook Fundraiser how to guide.

Fundraising ideas

Join us in the fight against COVID-19 with an easy and fun way to fundraise for our urgent response. Host a virtual hangout — whether it’s to watch a movie, catch up with friends over dinner and drinks or get active in a group fitness class — spending time together is truly treasured! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Have a May birthday? Consider asking for donations instead of presents.
  • Like games? Host a trivia night or play an online board game, the house party app has multiple virtual games you can try.
  • Consider starting a wave of momentum: Host a virtual party with five friends, nominate five more to host their own party and challenge everyone to donation at least $5.
  • Matching Gift: Offer to match donations made from those who join your call.
  • Miss going out for dinner or drinks: Host a virtual party and ask each guest to donate the cost of a night out or the price of their wine bottle.

Why support our COVID-19 Response Fund

Sunnybrook has been at the global forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic since the first Canadian case was identified, having teamed up to isolate the virus. Your support will be put to work immediately, allowing Sunnybrook to direct these funds where they are needed most. You will enable vital research already underway that could fast-track treatments for COVID-19. You can help ensure our frontline teams have the tools and equipment they need to serve our community. For the most up-to date information about COVID-19, please visit our online resource.