Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising projects for kids (and kids at heart)

  • a-thons (jog, bowl, dance, rock, read, etc.)
  • Collect donations for doing chores
  • Sell Dolly Doernbecher cutouts (contact the for the cutouts)
  • Sell Cards for Kids holiday cards (contact the to obtain)
  • Lemonade stand
  • Concession stand
  • Bake sale
  • Talent show
  • Garage sale
  • Car wash
  • Board game tournament
  • Singing telegrams
  • Treasure hunt
  • Faculty / student talent show
  • Used book sale
  • Spaghetti pot luck dinner
  • Sundae sale
  • Doughnut sale
  • Dunk tank

Sporting Events

  • Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, etc.
  • Triathlon
  • Cycling event
  • TeamACE
  • Bowling
  • Softball tournament
  • Golf tournament¬†

Fundraising projects at home

  • Book club
  • Card game tournament
  • Holiday party
  • Cook-off
  • Dinner party
  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Baby shower
  • Ice cream social

Other fundraising events & projects

  • Auction
  • Concert or performance
  • Fashion show
  • Mustache-growing contest
  • Collect donations in honor of a patient
  • Donate your tips
  • Matching gifts
  • Miracle Jeans Day at work

First Giving on-line personal giving page

Create a First Giving personal on-line giving page for your fundraiser. It is a great way to raise funds through peer-to-peer fundraising!

  1. Go to the First Giving page
  2. There are two alternating headers, one for nonprofits and one for individuals.
  3. Click "Create" from the individual header at the top of the webpage.
  4. Search for "Doernbecher"
  5. Select "Doernbecher Children's Hospital." The EIN or tax ID number is 93-0579589.
  6. Select the green box, "Start Fundraising"
  7. Set up your profile and share it by email and with friends on social media!

If you would like to hold a book drive, toy drive or similar, please contact with Child Life at 503 418-5388 to learn about their current needs!