Welcome to Wagon Day 2019

Going to the hospital is scary. Going to the hospital and having to ride on a gurney when you’re a sick little kid is even scarier.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta strives to make their hospital as homey and fun as possible for their patients. Part of this means they use red wagons equipped with IV poles to transport patients to procedure rooms and treatments in various parts of the hospital. These wagons cost $100 to buy and equip, so the challenge is this:

In honor of those little red wagons and the heroes they transport, on January 28, we challenge each participant to raise $100 in a day to be able to fund a wagon.

Check out the video below for more information about our organization and where our fundraising dollars go.



BEFORE YOU GET STARTED:

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your fundraising today!

  1. Make sure your Donor Drive is personalized and your goal is current.

    • To find your Donor Drive page, click this link. Click “search participants” in the top right corner, and search your name.

  2. Encourage your parents and friends to share your posts and Donor Drive link on Facebook. This will help you reach a new audience.

  3. Use the “wagon” part of this day to your advantage! People are more likely to donate when they can see tangible items they’re helping to fund.

  4. Ask your parents to email your Donor Drive link to coworkers or family members that they may speak to more often than you.

  5. Break your fundraising down into manageable increments. You can try:

    • 4 donations of $25

    • 25 donations of $4

    • 10 donations of $10

    • 10 donations of $5 with 5 donations of $10.


GRAPHICS

Use the graphics below to aid you in your fundraising efforts today! We have provided you with formats that will work on Instagram, Stories, Facebook, or even Text and E-Mail Messages. Check them out!

VENMO REQUEST

Use this graphic paired with the Venmo request template below to try and raise money on your Instagram story!

STORY TRACKER

Use the handle of the wagon and the Instagram Story drawing tool to fill up the handle as you raise money throughout the day.

THE WHY

Use this graphic to introduce “Wagon Day” to your followers so they know the why behind your fundraising efforts.

FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC

Change your Facebook profile picture to this graphic for 24 hours so everyone who sees your feed will know that you’re participating in Wagon Day!

10 BY 10

Use this graphic anywhere to break your fundraising down into manageable chunks - ten donations of ten dollars is an easy way for friends and family to see what exactly they can do to help you!


TEMPLATES

Use the templates below for their intended purpose, and you’ll be raising money in no time!

FACEBOOK POST    Helpful Tip: Tag your parents or grandparents in this message so their friends can see it, too!   Hi friends and family! As most of you know, I am involved with Miracle at Kennesaw State! We are a team of over 1,000 college students in the business of making miracles happen for patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  It is our second annual Wagon Day in which we challenge each member of Miracle to raise $100 in 26 short hours. Red wagons are a unique trademark of CHOA. They serve as the means of transportation for each patient seeking treatment throughout the hospital. With just $100 we could purchase one of these wagons and help make life a little bit easier for our Miracle warriors.  Each donation you make has an impact far greater than you could ever imagine. Donating is quick and easy using the link I have attached below. Thank you in advance for joining our fight. Your support is invaluable!  [insert your Donor Drive link here]

FACEBOOK POST

Helpful Tip: Tag your parents or grandparents in this message so their friends can see it, too!

Hi friends and family! As most of you know, I am involved with Miracle at Kennesaw State! We are a team of over 1,000 college students in the business of making miracles happen for patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

It is our second annual Wagon Day in which we challenge each member of Miracle to raise $100 in 26 short hours. Red wagons are a unique trademark of CHOA. They serve as the means of transportation for each patient seeking treatment throughout the hospital. With just $100 we could purchase one of these wagons and help make life a little bit easier for our Miracle warriors.

Each donation you make has an impact far greater than you could ever imagine. Donating is quick and easy using the link I have attached below. Thank you in advance for joining our fight. Your support is invaluable!

[insert your Donor Drive link here]

VENMO REQUESTS    Helpful Tip: Make your transactions “public” on Venmo so others can see them and donate!   Today is Wagon Day and I have been challenged to raise $100 for the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! I only need 25 donations of $4 to hit my goal!! Will you be one of them? ❤️  After sending this message via Venmo or Instagram Story, request $4 from any takers!  Today is Miracle at KSU’s second annual Wagon Day! I have committed to raise $100 in one day, but I can’t do it without your help! All donations go directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ❤️💛💙  After sending this message via Venmo or Instagram Story, request $2 or $3, whichever your friend pledged.

VENMO REQUESTS

Helpful Tip: Make your transactions “public” on Venmo so others can see them and donate!

Today is Wagon Day and I have been challenged to raise $100 for the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! I only need 25 donations of $4 to hit my goal!! Will you be one of them? ❤️

After sending this message via Venmo or Instagram Story, request $4 from any takers!

Today is Miracle at KSU’s second annual Wagon Day! I have committed to raise $100 in one day, but I can’t do it without your help! All donations go directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ❤️💛💙

After sending this message via Venmo or Instagram Story, request $2 or $3, whichever your friend pledged.

FACEBOOK MESSENGER    Look to the right when you’re on Facebook, and use this template to message people who are online.   Hi [insert name]! I hope all is well! I wanted to reach out to share with you something I am incredibly passionate about. As you may have seen, I am a part of Miracle at Kennesaw State, a student-run philanthropy organization that raises money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Today we are having our second annual Wagon Day where we have each been challenged to raise $100 in a single day. My love for this organization is tremendous and I would love your support. I have attached my fundraising link below for easy donating! If you feel led to make a donation of any kind I would be incredibly grateful, but if not, no worries! Have a great day!  [insert your Donor Drive link here]   TEXT MESSAGE   Hey! As you know, I am a part of Miracle at Kennesaw State and today is our $100 Day fundraising push. If you have a second to check out my Donor Drive link or Venmo to help me hit my goal I’d be so grateful! Every little bit helps.

FACEBOOK MESSENGER

Look to the right when you’re on Facebook, and use this template to message people who are online.

Hi [insert name]! I hope all is well! I wanted to reach out to share with you something I am incredibly passionate about. As you may have seen, I am a part of Miracle at Kennesaw State, a student-run philanthropy organization that raises money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Today we are having our second annual Wagon Day where we have each been challenged to raise $100 in a single day. My love for this organization is tremendous and I would love your support. I have attached my fundraising link below for easy donating! If you feel led to make a donation of any kind I would be incredibly grateful, but if not, no worries! Have a great day!

[insert your Donor Drive link here]

TEXT MESSAGE

Hey! As you know, I am a part of Miracle at Kennesaw State and today is our $100 Day fundraising push. If you have a second to check out my Donor Drive link or Venmo to help me hit my goal I’d be so grateful! Every little bit helps.

EMAIL    Use this for friends or family members you may not talk to regularly and would be more likely to hear from you via email of phone call than social media.   Hello! My name is [insert name] and I am a part of Miracle at KSU, which is a student-run philanthropy organization that benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), our local Children's Miracle Network hospital. The money we raise directly funds the construction of the new CHOA Center for Advanced Pediatrics that broke ground earlier this year!  We raise money and awareness year-round, and at the end of every school year we host a twelve-hour Dance Marathon as a final celebration of all our hard work. On the day of Dance Marathon, our Kennesaw State students come together to hear Miracle stories, learn a dance, and have fellowship with others who have the same goal in mind: to raise money For The Kids! We are one generation fighting for the next.  Today is our second annual Wagon Day in which we challenge each member of Miracle to raise $100 in 26 short hours. We know this seems a bit crazy, but we believe with your help we can do anything! Red wagons are a unique trademark of CHOA. They serve as the means of transportation for each patient seeking treatment throughout the hospital. With just $100 we could to purchase one of these wagons and help make life a little bit easier for our Miracle warriors. Last year we raised $47,205 on Wagon Day, and with your help we know we can raise even more this year! Each donation you make has an impact far greater than you could ever imagine. Donating is quick and easy using the link I have attached below.  I would be so appreciative of anything you may be willing to give - every dollar counts. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know! Thank you in advance for your support.  For the Kids,  [your name here]  [your Donor Drive link here]

EMAIL

Use this for friends or family members you may not talk to regularly and would be more likely to hear from you via email of phone call than social media.

Hello! My name is [insert name] and I am a part of Miracle at KSU, which is a student-run philanthropy organization that benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), our local Children's Miracle Network hospital. The money we raise directly funds the construction of the new CHOA Center for Advanced Pediatrics that broke ground earlier this year!

We raise money and awareness year-round, and at the end of every school year we host a twelve-hour Dance Marathon as a final celebration of all our hard work. On the day of Dance Marathon, our Kennesaw State students come together to hear Miracle stories, learn a dance, and have fellowship with others who have the same goal in mind: to raise money For The Kids! We are one generation fighting for the next.

Today is our second annual Wagon Day in which we challenge each member of Miracle to raise $100 in 26 short hours. We know this seems a bit crazy, but we believe with your help we can do anything! Red wagons are a unique trademark of CHOA. They serve as the means of transportation for each patient seeking treatment throughout the hospital. With just $100 we could to purchase one of these wagons and help make life a little bit easier for our Miracle warriors. Last year we raised $47,205 on Wagon Day, and with your help we know we can raise even more this year! Each donation you make has an impact far greater than you could ever imagine. Donating is quick and easy using the link I have attached below.

I would be so appreciative of anything you may be willing to give - every dollar counts. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know! Thank you in advance for your support.

For the Kids,

[your name here]

[your Donor Drive link here]

At the end of your donation transaction, be sure to say THANK YOU. This will increase your donor relations and make them more likely to donate next time you ask!

Use this template:

Words do not describe how much it means to me that you chose to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Throughout my college career I have spent countless hours supporting this organization, Miracle at KSU, therefore, any donation means the world to me. Your donation allows us to make an impact on the next generation and provide hope to children and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Thank you!


Let’s Talk Prizes…

All participants that raise $100 on Wagon Day will receive this limited edition button. It’s the perfect accessory for your backpack or your Dance Marathon fanny pack!

For the Kids. Always.