There's plenty here to inspire you. Whatever you do—make sure it is fun!
Get active | Celebrate | Get fancy | Be creative
Ball games: Round up your friends and encourage them to make teams for a baseball, Wiffle ball, or kick ball tournament. Charge a registration fee for each player or for a team.
Fitness class: Host a spin, Zumba, yoga or boot camp class at a local studio or virtually. Charge a participant fee and ask the instructor to donate their time to teach the class.
Free-throw contest: Invite classmates, teachers and fans to pay an entry fee to go up against the basketball stars in a free-throw or three-pointer contest.
Golf tournament: Host a tournament and charge a fee for participating foursomes. Reach out to businesses and invite them to be your corporate sponsors.
Road race: Host a 5K or bike ride in your home town. Charge a registration fee and donate the proceeds.
Team events: Form a rock climbing, fitness, weight loss, or rowing team to train together and fundraise for Boston Children's. It's easier together!
Participate in any in-person or virtual race or cycling event, or choose your own challenge and raise funds for Boston Children’s. For more: milesformiracles.org/extramile.
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Birthday celebration: Have your cake and help kids too. Fundraise in honor of your birthday on Facebook, or by registering with us.
Coming of Age: Mark your big day with generosity. Have guests donate for a bar/bat mitzvah, communion or quinceañera or sweet 16.
Pick your Passion: Fundraise for an area of Boston Children’s you’re passionate about. We'll be with you every step of the way.
Wedding: Celebrate your special day by providing hope to kids. Donate in lieu of favors, or ask for donations in lieu of gifts.
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Benefit concert: Know a talented band or performer? Invite them to perform and charge an entrance fee.
Comedy Night: Ask a comedian to donate their time and plan an in-person or virtual comedy night.
Gala: Recruit some friends to help plan and host an evening of food, music, and great company.
Silent auction: Collect prizes for your auction: gift certificates, baskets, sports tickets, lunch with your president, a close parking space, or a one-week vacation. Suggest a minimum starting bid and watch the excitement begin!
Talent show: Show off your talent! Charge at the door and sell tickets in advance and charge at the door.
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Art show: Ask students to create a piece of art to "sell" at an art show.
Car wash: Host a car wash in the school parking lot and charge a small amount as donation.
Company picnic or BBQ: Celebrate by throwing a company BBQ, picnic or potluck. Invite colleagues to make a small donation in order to participate. Come together to enjoy a fun afternoon all while giving back!
Concert or school play: Is your school band, orchestra or choir putting on a performance? Charge a small admission fee or ask for donations from the audience during intermission.
Dress down day: Talk to your school or HR department to set a day to dress casually or creatively for a donation.
Extra Life: Unite with thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour gaming marathon. Play from your home or online—on any day you choose. Any kind of game qualifies! For more: bostonchildrens.org/extralife.
Homemade items: Get crafty for the patients and families at Boston Children’s and donate proceeds to the hospital.
Ice cream social: Give everyone an excuse to take a break and indulge during the summer months. Donate the net profits.
Lemonade stand: Tried and true! Host a stand in your neighborhood or at a school sports game.
Motorcycle or car ride: Hit the road and gather pledges per mile. Destination? Generosity.
Paint night: Jump on the latest craze and organize a paint night with friends! Many studios will partner with you and donate a portion of the class fee.
Pancake breakfast: Host breakfast in the school cafeteria for a small donation. Ask the principal and teachers to serve.
Penny wars: Place a canister in every classroom and challenge each grade or class to collect the most change.
Read-a-thon: Ask family and friends to donate for every book you read over the week or month.
Virtual Toy Drive: Host a virtual drive. Instead of collecting toys, ask friends and family for donations. Funds raise help purchase meaningful items for patients and fill urgent needs for patient families and the hospital—during the holidays and beyond. For more: bostonchildrens.org/toydrive.
Yard sale: Ask the community to donate items for a yard sale at your school.
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