DIY Birthday FAQs

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Where will the proceeds go?

When you create your DIY Birthday fundraising page, you can decide which area of care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre you’d like to support. From life-saving technology for cancer patients to a first-of-its-kind program that provides gift cards to patients who need it most, you will have an impact on local health care in Alicia’s hometown, no matter the area you choose.

All funds raised by our DIY Birthday Fundraisers will directly support the QEII care areas of their choosing. Any costs associated with our DIY Birthday Fundraising x Alicia Mccarvell frosted by Charm Diamond Centres initiative are covered by our generous event sponsors and partners (cash + in-kind support). 

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Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the QEII Foundation (Charitable Business No. 88646 3496 RR0001). Online donations will be acknowledged immediately with their attached tax receipt.

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Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee to create your own DIY Birthday fundraising page!

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Who is Alicia Mccarvell, and why is she involved with QEII DIY Birthday Fundraising?

Alicia Mccarvell, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a mega-influencer with more than 5.9 million followers on TikTok and more than 1 million followers on Instagram. Alicia teamed up with the QEII Foundation to make an impact on local health care in her hometown by inviting her followers to join the party by creating a DIY birthday fundraiser.

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I won’t have a birthday between now and Alicia’s birthday party. Can I still participate?

Absolutely! You can set up your own DIY Birthday fundraising page any time! But, to receive an invite to Alicia’s in-person half-birthday party on April 6, 2024, you must raise $500 or more by March 31, 2024. So, consider celebrating your half-birthday or your pet’s birthday. Or, you can even set up a fundraising page to honour the birthday of a loved one. Need more ideas? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and ask!

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I raised $500: when and where is Alicia’s birthday party?

Way to go! You’ve earned your invite to a night of celebrating with Alicia Mccarvell! The party will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 6, 2024. We always have a few surprises up our sleeve, so it’s guaranteed to be an exclusive experience you won’t want to miss. More details to come!

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Can I bring a guest to Alicia Mccarvell’s birthday party?

By raising $500, you’ll earn your invite to Alicia’s party. And, when you raise $1,000, you are welcome to bring one guest. For every additional $500 you raise, you will be invited to bring an extra guest. For example, if you raise $1,500, you will receive an invite for you and two guests. Or, if you raise $2,000, you will receive an invite for you and three guests. Up to a maximum of five guests.

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I’m on the Top 10 Fundraiser’s leaderboard. What does that mean?

You’re a fundraising superstar! Thank you for making an impact on healthcare for Atlantic Canadians. If you’re still in the Top 10 by the event date, our presenting partner, Charm Diamond Centres, will frost our top 10 fundraisers with a beautiful birthday gift hand-picked by Alicia and will receive other exclusive opportunities to be announced.

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I'm fundraising for my birthday, but I'm under the age of 18. What is the minimum age requirement to attend Alicia Mccarvell’s in-person birthday?

Any DIY Birthday Fundraisers who are under the age of 18 and raise at least $500 are able to attend Alicia's birthday party if they're accompanied by a guardian. As a youth DIY Birthday Fundraiser (under the age of 18), you'll need to raise a minimum of $1,500 to bring an extra guest (in addition to your guardian).

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My question isn’t listed here. Who do I contact?

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How are sponsors supporting the in-person event and prizes? 

Our DIY Birthday Fundraising x Alicia Mccarvell frosted by Charm Diamond Centres event wouldn't be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our sponsors. 
All costs associated with this event — including exclusive loot bags for all DIY Birthday Fundraisers and fundraising prizes — have been 100 per cent covered by cash and in-kind sponsorship.
We're proud and incredibly grateful to recognize the support of our incredible event sponsors and partners:
  • Charm Diamond Centres
  • belairdirect
  • Benjamin Bridge
  • Muir
  • Props Floral Designs
  • Nina Illustrations
  • Allison Kirby MUA
  • Tan on the Run Halifax
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Is this a paid partnership with Alicia Mccarvell?

This fundraising initiative is part of paid partnership with Alicia, with the ultimate goal of inspiring individuals – primarily in her home province – to support care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The QEII Foundation has featured Alicia’s name and image in our campaign materials given her profile within our community, but she is not being paid to talk about or promote this initiative. Any fundraising and personal promotion by Alicia of this healthcare fundraiser is at her own discretion and good-will. Paid advertisements on social media will have the "brand partnership" tag when required.