Ways to Help

Watch this video to see the unique way that the University of Saskatchewan Agriculture students (a.k.a. Agros) raise money for TeleMiracle each time it’s broadcast from Regina.

Fundraising FAQ

We appreciate your fundraising efforts in aide of Saskatchewan residents through the Kinsmen Foundation and TeleMiracle. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions, to help you with your event.

  1. Decide what type of fundraiser you wish to hold. This page has lots of great ideas. Remember to adapt them to comply with any public health measures that may be in place.
  2. You have the option to create your own fundraising page on our website. This gives your donors the option to pay with a credit card, they get their receipt immediately , and the money goes straight to TeleMiracle. Using a fundraising page is great for friends and family who live in other towns or cities to be able to support your event.
  3. Contact us for a free fundraising kit (items may not be exactly as shown) as well as, balloons, posters, stickers, sheets to track donations, etc. All these items will assist you with promoting your event.
  4. If you wish to use our logo during your fundraising efforts, please fill out the application form found on this website. Click here to be redirected.
  5. Set a fundraising goal or start a friendly competition with a rival team.
  6. Recruit volunteers to assist you where needed.
  7. PROMOTE YOUR EVENT! Media, social media (remember to tag TeleMiracle), signs, word of mouth, etc.
  8. Have fun!

Whether you break open your piggy bank, put on a large fundraising event, or anything in between; if you wish to present your donation, during TeleMiracle, please visit our On-Air Presentation page for all the details and fill out an On-Air Presentation application form. You will be assigned a time and given further instructions 1-2 weeks prior to the telethon.

You can continue fundraising as long or as little as you want. We accept donations all year long; however, if you want your donation amount to be included in the final total during TeleMiracle, you must submit all donations, with supporting documents, to the Kinsmen TeleMiracle office at least one week prior to the telethon. This gives the staff time to verify the donation amount and pass along the information to those who post the totals during the telethon.

You can mail your cheques, made payable to TeleMiracle, (please DO NOT mail cash) and paperwork to:

Kinsmen TeleMiracle
2217C Hanselman Crt
Saskatoon SK  S7L 6A8
Attention: Wendi Cowles

Count it all up and make sure it balances with any tracking sheets you have. Send all donations, supporting documents, tracking sheets, etc. to Wendi Cowles at the Kinsmen TeleMiracle office.

Kinsmen TeleMiracle
2217C Hanselman Crt
Saskatoon SK  S7L 6A8
Attention: Wendi Cowles

If any of your donors requested a tax receipt, make sure their first and last name, along with their mailing address and amount of donation is included in the documents you send back. Wendi will send tax receipts directly to the donors, after the telethon.

Donations should be forwarded to the Kinsmen TeleMiracle office within 30 days of the fundraising event. If you have any questions, please contact Wendi. Her information is on the Contact Us page.

All online donations get a tax receipt via email at time of donation.

All offline donations of $10 or more quality for an income tax receipt (official Income Tax Receipts). Tax receipts are sent out from the Kinsmen TeleMiracle office around May.

Simply submit the first and last name of the donor, along with a mailing address and the amount they donated. A phone number and email address are also helpful, if we have any questions for the donor.

Each individual who donates $100 plus the TeleMiracle year (ie. $145 for TeleMiracle 45 bear, $146 for a TM 46 bear, etc.) of their own money AND checks the box to request a bear, will have one mailed out to them in June following the telethon. If you donate twice the minimum amount, you can request 2 bears. Higher donations can request more bears; however, quantities of bears are limited.

NOTE: Money you acquired through fundraising does not qualify for you to get a bear. However, if one of the donors who participated in your fundraiser for TeleMiracle gives the right amount, he/she/they are eligible to receive a bear, if they request it.

We have balloons, posters, stickers, coin boxes, and fundraising kits (items in the kit vary based on what we have available, but could include a teddy bear, t-shirt and other annual swag). We also have fundraising tracking sheets available to record the funds raised, etc.

To have some sent to you, simply contact our Administrative Assistant via the Contact Us page.

General Fundraising

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School Fundraising

Homerooms can sell paper links (use school colours) for 10 cents each (or any price) and the links are assembled in a giant chain….
Set up a huge container in the school where students will be able to see it frequently. Students and staff can drop coins in…
Students fundraise in their community for one week.  At the end of the week, money is counted and special “officers” (members of the parent…
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Have homerooms create a themed box lunch that is large enough to feed another whole class. Hold an auction where other classes will bid…
Give each class a set amount of money ($10 or $20) and a specific amount of time to use the funds to raise as…
Pay to wear hats, pajamas, wild hairstyle, etc….
This works best around Christmas. Set up a gift wrapping booth or a coat check, in your local mall….
School dances are a great social activity for the kids, especially if you have a good DJ. Charge an entrance fee and open a…

Business Fundraising

Driving business with a charitable tie-in. Consumers want to do business with companies that give back to their communities. Examples of cause-related marketing programs…
Declare one day as TeleMiracle Day and donate all or a portion of the proceeds from the day. As an alternative, select a specific…
As a way of encouraging employees to take part in fundraising efforts, employers can “match” their employees’ efforts (entirely or up to a certain…
As an organization you can choose a day during the week and allow employees to dress in their casual wear, for a donation….

Memorial Giving

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Planned Giving

There’s one group of TeleMiracle supporters who start planning their gifts long before the show. Sometimes the donations are made during the donor’s lifetime;…