organizing a benefit class
Donation-based yoga classes are a perfect way to bring your community together and raise money for Yoga Reaches Out.
If you are creating a flyer for use promoting your involvement in Yoga Reaches Out, please use the ‘benefiting’ logo that can be found in your Fundraising Center. We cannot allow the Yoga Reaches Out logo to be used unless it is a hospital owned event. Boston Children's may only be identified as your event's beneficiary. For example, your fundraiser can't be called Boston Children's Hospital Yoga Class; it should be Yoga Class benefiting Boston Children's Hospital.
And we must see any material with our logo on it prior to it being published/printed.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love sharing your benefit classes on Facebook! Just be sure to add Yoga Reaches Out as a co-host so we can promote the event on our page. Follow along on both Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all things Yoga Reaches Out!
Studio owners are in a great position to offer their space for benefit classes. Organize a class or see if another instructor would be interested in taking the lead.
Approach your studio owner or manager with the idea to host a benefit class for Yoga Reaches Out. Work out specific details in advance — date, suggested donation amount, etc.
Ask your teacher or studio manager/owner if they would be open to donating teaching time for a Yoga Reaches Out benefit class. Offer to help with promotion, donation collection, and logistics.
While the goal of the class is to raise money for Yoga Reaches Out, be cognizant of how much people will be able to donate to attend. The studio's drop-in rate could be a reasonable dollar amount to use as the suggested minimum donation.
What can you do to make the class stand out? Choose special music, add a theme, try team teaching with a few teachers or have a guest teacher, or add an extra half hour for deeper restoration.
Use social media, send an email to the entire studio, talk about the class in the monthly newsletter, and ask teachers to make an announcement at the end of their regular classes.
It's easiest to collect donations directly on your team’s Yoga Reaches Out fundraising page. Be sure to mention this throughout your class. Checks are also accepted and can be mailed to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust offices.
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