Worried that your friends and family will not donate? No problem! Our dancers "can" by asking for donations of spare change all over the city. Canning raises money for your personal fundraising goal and helps spread the word about DemonTHON's mission for Lurie Children's. The more people you ask, the more donations you'll receive, so don't be shy.
Why go canning?
Canning is one of the most exciting and fun ways to fundraise for DemonTHON. Chicago is a city full of interesting people, and you will meet many on your canning adventures.
It's a great way to get to know people
Ask anyone who has been canning with their team, organization, or friends and they will likely say it was a great bonding experience. Relationships built during DemonTHON and it’s fundraising events are relationships that last a lifetime.
Most importantly, you'll be making a difference in the life of a child
When it comes down to it, regardless of how well your canning goes, you're making a difference in the life of a child. Whether you raised $10 or $100 you are helping ease the financial burden for patients and their families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and allowing them to have exceptional care. Every penny counts!
Make Eye Contact
Make eye contact with 1 person or 1 group. Ask them directly if they'd like to donate any spare change to Lurie Children's Hospital
Avoid phone usage
Offer to take pictures in touristy areas
If someone cannot donate, pass on a smile and well wishes
Instead of mentioning DemonTHON (relatively unknown to the Chicago community), we try to be more relatable by asking for donations for Lurie Children's (a known institution in Chicago)
Don't sit back and wait for potential donors to approach you
You should be repeating your go-to phrase/ask every 5 seconds to a new person
Leaning forward, maintaining open body language, and smiling goes a long way!