Through the support of our radio partners in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Astral Maritimes and the generosity of the listening audiences, IWK Radiothons throughout the Maritimes help raise much needed funds for priority equipment, research and special programs at the IWK Health Centre.
What is Change Bandits?
Change Bandits is a community-based fundraising campaign that takes place during the months leading up to the IWK Radiothon broadcast.
Led by an IWK patient hero, individuals, businesses, groups and schools are invited to register to become Change Bandits to begin raising money for the IWK.
Change Bandits can raise money in a number of ways including:
- Collecting spare change from family, friends, fellow students and co-workers
- Creating a personal online fundraising page that your family, friends and co-workers can visit to make donations to your campaign
- Hosting your own creative fundraising event
Change Bandits are asked to bring the money they’ve collected to the Change Bandit Round-up at the IWK Radiothon broadcast. IWK Foundation staff and volunteers will be on-hand to count the money you’ve raised (you don’t have to count it yourself – they’ll have a coin machine to count your change!) and they will give you a card with your total.
All of the money raised online and collected during the Change Bandit Round-up will get tallied toward the final total, which will be announced by the Change Bandit hero at the end of the Radiothon broadcast.