We originally designed our Stollery Superstars program as a way for birthday kids to become Superstars by asking their party guests to donate to help Stollery kids, instead of bringing gifts.
In this time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, hosting a virtual birthday party through video communication tools such as Skype, Zoom or Houseparty is a fun way to celebrate, stay connected and fundraise to help kids at the hospital. It's easy to do, and we’re here to help!
Right now, as our hospitals are needed more than ever, your donations will help the Stollery’s medical teams be by the bedside of every child who needs them. The money you raise will go to the Stollery Action Fund for the Hospital’s highest priority needs, including specialized equipment, programs, research and training during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
How to get started
Complete our online Youth Superstars Birthday Party form.
Wait for us to register your form – you’ll hear from us within two business days. Once you’re registered, we can provide materials to make your virtual party a super success:
- Loot bag items: Stollery branded balloons, and Superstars bookmarks and pencils you can mail to your guests or share with them as a thank you once COVID-19 restrictions have passed.
- Birthday e-invitation inserts: inserts you can attach to your virtual birthday e-invites to let your guests know you’d prefer donations instead of gifts.
- Fundraising web page: collect donations from your friends and family online with your own fundraising web page – we’ll help you create it.
Collect money e-transfers for your virtual birthday party
- Donation Tracking Form: we’ll provide a tracking form for you to record donor information for guests who prefer e-transfers rather than donating through your fundraising web page. We'll send tax receipts to your guests for donations of $25 or more.
After your virtual birthday party and once COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions are lifted, celebrate your fundraising success with us! We’ll fill out our big cheque with your donation, take a photo, add your star to our Superstars wall and send you a photo certificate to keep as a reminder of your generosity. Email us to book a cheque presentation time.
Receive an invitation to our annual Stollery Superstars Party to celebrate the success of all our youth fundraisers (some conditions apply).
Please email Christine Yapp, youth philanthropy co-ordinator, or call 780.431.4604 for more information.