Physical Distancing On The Longest Day
While your participation in The Longest Day may look a little different this year due to physical distancing, we have plenty of fun ideas you can do at home to engage family, friends and coworkers.
Your group fundraiser can still happen, and free online tools can make connecting with supporters easy. Not tech-savvy? No problem — we’ll help you get started with tips and tools.
Seize the Opportunity.
Look at this time as an opportunity to involve more people than ever before. You’re no longer restricted by proximity — friends and family from around the world can join your online activity!
Fundraise Together, Yet Apart.
We’ll fight to #ENDALZ in spirit, even if we can’t be together in person. Safe and solo participation is encouraged — so let’s do this!
Staff and Volunteers Are Here To Help
Once you register, The Longest Day staff, volunteers and online community will be there every step of the way with tools, tips and coaching to help you reach your fundraising goal.
Get Ideas For Your At-Home or Online Fundraiser
Sports at Home
Create your own sporting event using supplies from around the house, and ask friends to do the same from their homes. For example, set up a putt-putt course or a bowling lane with plastic bottles as pins. Over video conference, participants can donate to compete and vote for the titles of MVP, best-designed course, best-dressed player and more.
Lead an at-home workout, yoga routine or cardio dance class over livestream and ask for a donation to attend. Or, up the ante with a workout challenge on social media. Ask for donations per jumping jack, or offer to eat a hot pepper if you reach your goal during the livestream. Challenge others to top your record for sit-ups, lunges, miles run, etc. If they decline your invitation to sweat in solidarity, welcome a donation instead.
Parties and Events
Karaoke, talent show, happy hour, trivia — nearly any gathering can be hosted online! If you and your friends are performing over video conference, take song requests in exchange for donations. If you’re hosting a Netflix watch party, encourage participants to donate what they’d usually spend at the theater.
Arts and Crafts
Use your skills to virtually teach a class, such as drawing, crocheting, crafts for kids or a makeup tutorial. Wine and paint nights also work well over video conferencing. Attendees can make a donation to join the fun, and you can auction off the finished product to the highest bidder.
Cooking and Baking
Instead of a cookout, invite friends and family to teach others how to make a favorite recipe over video in exchange for a donation. Or, host a live cake decorating contest where votes are cast by making donations. The cake with the most donations wins!
Cards and Games
Bridge, Mah Jongg, video games, board games and even puzzles can be played online with friends and family. Ask participants to make a donation to play, offer prizes to winners and encourage donation bets to raise money.
Fundraise Without an Activity
There are plenty of ways to fight Alzheimer’s without an event or activity — simply set up a fundraising page. You can even incorporate an upcoming milestone like a birthday, graduation, wedding or anniversary, or accept donations in honor of a loved one.