If you run a local charity or nonprofit, then you likely rely on donations, both monetary and tangible, to keep your organization running. You host fundraisers throughout the year, and these events range from gala dinners to road races. During the summer, it can be beneficial to have outdoor events where people can come learn more about your organization, as well as donate their time, money, and other resources such as clothing or toys. If you need custom canopies or tents for your summer event, then Impact Canopy is here to help.
The registration table is one of the most important aspects of any charity event. This is where volunteers sign in and attendees sign up for newsletters, info, and other materials from your organization. You want to gather names and addresses for your mailing list, and having everyone visit the registration table is the best way to do so.
You’ll want to keep this area shaded from the sun, and a custom pop-up canopy can be the best way to do so. You can have your charity’s name and logo printed on the canopy so that the registration table is easy to find.
Donation Area Tent
If you’re accepting donations for your charity during the event, then it makes sense to set up a separate area for those. Your volunteers will be sorting items into their proper categories, and you can have a separate tent for each category. If you’re accepting shoes, clothes, blankets, and other personal items, set up a tent for each, or have an area designated for certain items such as appliances or lawn care equipment. Depending on who your charity serves, you might have all kinds of donations, and it can make things much easier to have a tent where people can bring things and your volunteers can organize them.
Silent Auction or Raffle Tent
One way you may raise money for your charity is by hosting a silent auction and/or raffle. People come and bid on big-ticket items, writing down their offer and hoping that they win. They’re obviously there to support your organization, but who doesn’t love going home with a gift basket from a local business?
A raffle can be just as popular as an auction, as people put their name in a jar or box in order to win prizes. If you’re selling raffle tickets, then designate a tent where people can add their name and other information. If you’re drawing the winners after the event is over, then make sure people add their phone number and address so that they can be notified if they win one of the prizes.
One of the big draws of a charity fundraiser can be the games. You want to entice people to come to your event, and having games for both kids and adults can be a great way to draw a crowd. Things like a dunk tank or simple carnival games can provide fun for all ages, and you can sell tickets at the registration table or have a separate canopy tent for game tokens. If you have simple games, then your pop-up tent will protect everything from wind and rain, helping make sure everyone has a good time, no matter what the weather is doing.
Custom canopies and tents can prove to be an integral part of your next charity event. Look through our online catalog today to see what we have to offer, and please let us know if you have any questions about any of our products. We can print any canopy with your organization’s name and logo, and we’ll do everything we can to make your next event a big success.