I need help, who do I contact?
Contact the Youngcare Team by calling 07 3041 3400 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org with your #YOURCAKE Challenge queries.
What is the #YOURCAKE Challenge?
The #YOURCAKE Challenge is a community baking and fundraising challenge for Youngcare. We are challenging Australians to bake and decorate a cake from the iconic The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book to raise much needed funds for young people with high physical support needs.
How much does it cost to participate?
It’s completely free to register and participate in the ‘#YOURCAKE Challenge. You can sign up here and show off your incredible baking and decorative skills!
When and where is the #YOURCAKE Challenge?
The #YOURCAKE Challenge is a virtual challenge event which runs from Saturday, 21 to and including Sunday, 29 May 2022. You decide when to complete your challenge either with workmates, at school, at home with friends and family or in your community!
What do I have to do?
Register here, select a cake from The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book and connect with you friends, family and networks for donations for Youngcare.
What support will I receive?
Once you register you will be guided through steps to set up your fundraising page to share with your friends and family to receive donations. You will be emailed fundraising tips throughout your fundraising journey. In addition, you’re welcome to get in touch with the Youngcare team for help and support by calling 07 3041 3400 or email email@example.com with any queries.
Where can I find a cake recipe?
What are some good fundraising tips?
o Explain to your supporters why you’ve committed to doing the #YOURCAKE Challenge to support young people with high care needs. If you have a story – share it!
o Make sure you upload a profile photo to your page. It makes your page more authentic and helps people feel more connected to you and the #YOURCAKE Challenge.
o Be the first to donate to your page. This shows your commitment and is setting the benchmark for family and friends who come to your page to make a donation.
o Share your page and ask people to support you via email and social media!
o Make sure you contact all your potential supporters and tell them about your #YOURCAKE Challenge. In addition to close friends and family, don’t forget to contact any other groups you may have connections with including current and former colleagues, old school and university friends and members of sporting clubs and community groups.
o Thank your donors! Let your supporters know that their donation has been noticed and appreciated.
o Don’t set your target too low! You may be surprised by how deep your supporters will dig to help you get across the line to reach your goal. If you’re close to reaching your target or have achieved it – increase it!
o Don’t be afraid to ask more than once, many of us mean to donate but sometimes life gets in the way and we forget. It usually takes more than one round of asking to nudge everyone into action, so don’t feel embarrassed about asking people again. You’re doing a great thing, of course your friends and family want to support you!
o Don’t stop fundraising when the #YOURCAKE Challenge finishes. A surprising number of donations are received after the event has finished, so don’t’ stop asking! Update your fundraising page and social media with some great photos of your #YOURCAKE creation and thank all your supporters!
Do I have to wait until the #YOURCAKE Challenge period to start fundraising?
Definitely not! You’re encouraged to engage with your family and friends to start fundraising as soon as you register.
Can I create a School, Workplace or Community Group Team?
o You sure can! Team pages are a great way to fundraise with other people and show your collective effort. Once you have created your individual fundraising page, complete the following:
§ Click on View icon above your profile photo
§ Then click on the link called ‘create a team’
§ Next up, give your team a name
§ Provide the story behind your reason to fundraise together and add a cover photo
§ Set the team’s fundraising target
§ Click ‘Save’ and now your team page is ready!
Where does the donations go?
Donations allows Youngcare’s small, but passionate, team to continue to act as the great connector between developers, investors, government, health sector workers, the general public and young people with high physical support needs and their families in order to provide best practice support and sustainable outcomes. We achieve this through Youngcare Housing, Youngcare Connect, Youngcare Grants, Government relations, community engagement, and wider advocacy activities such as events, media and public relations. Your generosity keeps our boots on the ground so that we can ensure every young person with high physical support needs can live with freedom, choice and dignity.
Detailed information on Youngcare’s support services can be found at www.youngcare.com.au
What are the Competition Terms and Conditions?
The Terms and Conditions for all #YOURCAKE Challenge competitions are found here.
What is Just Giving and how do I use it?
Just Giving is an online fundraising platform which you can use to share your progress and collect donations for your chosen charity. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you register. You can update your personal page at any time, add pictures or videos and share these with your friends, family and social networks. Supporters can donate monies online and receive a tax-deductible receipt for donations of $2 and over directly to their nominated email address.
Do my donors get a tax-deductible receipt?
Yes, when your donor donates $2 and over through your JustGiving page, a tax-deductible receipt will be generated and emailed directly to their nominated email address.