Drag Bingo



Join us on Friday July 5th for our 4th Annual Drag Bingo Fundraising event. This is our staple fundraiser event that helps us partner with local groups/organizations across the province to create empowering initiatives. This year we are so proud to have returning sponsors the Blackmarsh Legion, Clinic 215/Athena Health Centre, Escape Quest and The HUB leading their support.

Past partners include long time activist Gemma M. HickeyPFLAG St. John's ChapterSpectrumACNL LGBTQ+ Youth Advisory Council,  Out In Faith NLWestern Pride NLSafe Alliance, and Trans Support NL Inc.

We have high hopes for 2019, the partnerships we'll make and what we can create with the funds raised at our annual staple event.


Halloween DRAG BINGO

We at Raise Up Fundraising would like to give a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors of our Drag and Demons Halloween Drag Bingo. Thanks to Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Rd.The HubBearded Real Estate - Keller Williams Platinum RealtyEscape Quest, and St.John's Soap Works. We'd also like to thank all the performers, the donors, volunteers and attendees that helped make this event happen.

The funds raised at this event will help with our outreach and growth as an organization while we continue to support the marginalized populations of this province.

Keep your eyes on our social media pages for updates and what we'll be up to next.

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Drag Bingo 2018

Our third Drag Bingo event was a great time and a huge success! We'd like to thank everyone who came, our performers, our volunteers, and our sponsors. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and that we'll see you again next time! 

You can read more about the event in The Telegram here

Check out the photos from the evening thanks to Kyle Callahan Photography.


Junior high gsa mini drag bingo

Raise Up Fundraising and Johnny Diamond helped to host an end of year Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) event at Macdonald Drive Junior High school . A collection of students from the St. John's- Metro region came together to celebrate another wonderful year of community. Raise Up Fundraising hosted a small drag bingo for the students after Johnny performed an amazing number. Thanks to Nathalie Brunet and all the other teachers for creating this wonderful event. You are all amazing teachers that truly love your students.

Online auction

We received many fantastic donations for Drag Bingo 2017 and decided to share the love with our friends and auction off some items on Facebook! All proceeds benefited the AIDS Committee on NL LGBTQ* Youth Group, Spectrum choir, PFLAG St. John's Chapter, and Raise Up Fundraising. 


Drag bingo 2017

Thank you to everyone who made Drag Bingo possible including our sponsors the Blackmarsh Road Royal Canadian Legion, The OvercastClinic 215 and the Athena Health Centre, and The Hub Printing; our Table sponsors Escape Quest, and Registered Nurses' Union Newfoundland & Labrador; all of our amazing donors, volunteers, and performers (Fashionista JonesEvelyn J.Tudor, Irma Gerd, Johnny Diamond, Island Belles BurlesqueSlaylistDJ Hearnia, and Spectrum); and, of course, everyone who attended. We had a blast and we hope you did too! It's a lot of work to put together an event like this, but it's SO worth it. Check out our awesome photographs by Kyle Callahan Photography.

drag bingo 2016

Raise Up Fundraising Inc’s Drag Bingo 2016 sold out and was a huge success! We put on our heels, dusted off our moustaches, and threw down our daubers for the ultimate bingo experience. Drag Bingo was held September 16th at 9PM at the Royal Canadian Legion on 57-59 Blackmarsh Road. RUF raised $5625.17 in support of Gemma Hickey's top surgery and brought together community to raise awareness around the barriers of accessing trans health care.

Many thanks to the volunteers, board members, individuals and organizations that supported this event through donations, ticket purchases, sponsored tables and hard work.