Top 7 Tips to Boost Your Polar Bear Plunge Pledges

7 ways to boost your pledges for the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st, 2018

  1. Set a goal for your fundraising. We suggest a minimum of $100, but individuals have raised over $5,000. 
  2. Challenge another business, co-worker or family member to plunge and see how can raise the most.
  3. Register online and create your own page to share and collect pledges online.
  4. Send an email to your contacts telling them why you are plunge and include a photo and something brief about The Table (see ice breakers below) 
  5. Get social and share your  personal or team fundraising page with all your friends on your social media fields. Do this a few times and let people know how you are doing with your pledges.
  6. As part of your plunge outreach share our Good Food Changes Lives videos.
  7. Carry pledge forms everywhere, work, holiday parties, shopping. Encourage people to plunge and if they decline then suggest they pledge you instead.


Facts about The Table to BREAK THE ICE when gathering pledges:

  • The Table is to food what a library is to information.... an accessible community space for people to gather and share resources, learn and engage in activities together. We like to say that we use the power of good food to build health, hope and community.
  • The Table offers food access, food skills and education and engagement programs in a dignified and welcoming space. Our programs and a direct impact on the lives of over 2,000 people living in the Perth area.
  • Programs at The Table include community dinners, the Good Food Bank, after school programs for youth, the Advocacy Office, and community kitchen times for families and adults.
  • In 2016, the Table served 15,733 healthy meals and provided 3,943 food bank visits to community members.
  • In 2016, we harvested 2,429 pounds of fresh food from our gardens that was used by our community meals, community kitchens programs, the Good Food Bank and the gardeners themselves.
  • One third of the The Table's 150 volunteers are also progam participants. .
  • The Table’s Advocacy office offers resources, referrals and support on a wide array of issues from replacing lost identification, to helping fill out paperwork, to conducting a housing search. 662 people used the advocacy office in 2016 and in a survey of community members 92% their visit helped them resolve the issue they were facing.

For more about The Table see our most recent Impact SummaryAnnual Report, and Stats and Stories Report.