Your support is personal
Whether you’re motivated by a personal experience or you simply want to support an important community resource, hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Children’s Minnesota can be a meaningful way to support the children and families in our care. Learn how to start a personal fundraiser.
Anyone can fundraise on behalf of Children’s Minnesota. Proceeds from these fundraisers can go to the Children’s area or program you choose. The type of fundraiser is up to you. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas:
Looking for a way to give back and make a difference on your birthday? You can be the newest member of the Cake & Candles Club. Celebrate your big day by choosing to give back to the kids and families at Children’s. Instead of party guests bringing you a gift, ask them to join you in making a donation to Children’s. If you are interested in joining the Cake & Candles Club, contact the Foundation at 952-992-5500 or at [email protected].
Special event dedications
Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, engagement parties, weddings, showers and more are all occasions for joy and celebration — and they can also be an opportunity to support Children’s. For example, you could invite guests to make a donation to Children’s or you could make a donation in honor of your guests. Learn how to start a personal fundraiser.
Go the extra mile for kids with Team Superstars
If you like to run, Team Superstars can help you turn your next race into an opportunity to compete and raise money on behalf of Children’s.
Spread the word online
Get some examples on how you can use Facebook, twitter and email to raise awareness about Children’s and encourage friends and family to donate.
Create an online fundraising page
Create a fundraising page for a special event, to honor a family member or friend or create awareness of any fundraiser. This is a great opportunity for out-of-town friends to contribute to your cause. We would be happy to help you create your fundraising page.
Give in honor of someone
Make a gift in honor of someone who has impacted your life — a teacher, grandparent, care provider, friend or anyone who deserves recognition for all they do.
Deals and events
Organizations can invite customers and the community to help support Children’s. Whether you offer a deal or have a fundraising event, it’s a great opportunity to show your dedication to kids.
Teaching kids about philanthropy
From a young age, kids learn that not everything is “mine.” They learn the rewards that come with sharing and the joy of helping others. Get ideas for how to teach children about giving back and help them start giving back.
Want more ideas? Have an idea of your own?
Download our Community Fundraiser Planning Packet (PDF) for more ideas and tips on organizing a fundraiser.