Fundraise Your Way | Boston Children's Hospital

Fundraiser ideas

When you give to Boston Children's, you help children, here and around the world, find lifesaving answers. There's plenty here to inspire you. Whatever you do—make sure it is fun!

  • Art show: Join together with classmates, colleagues or friends to create pieces of art to "sell" at an art show.
  • Benefit concert: Know a talented band or performer? Invite them to perform and charge an entrance fee.
  • Birthday celebration: Have your cake and help kids too. Fundraise in honor of your birthday on Facebook, or by registering with us.
  • Car wash: Host a car wash and charge a small amount as donation.
  • Comedy night: Ask a comedian to donate their time and plan an in-person or virtual comedy night.
  • Coming of age: Mark your big day with generosity. Have guests donate for a bar/bat mitzvah, communion, quinceañera or sweet 16.
  • Company picnic or BBQ: Celebrate by throwing a company BBQ, picnic or potluck. Invite colleagues to make a small donation in order to participate.
  • Concert or school play: Is your school band, orchestra or choir putting on a performance? Ask for a small admission fee or donations from the audience during intermission.
  • Dress down (or up) day: Talk to your school or HR department to set a day to dress casually or creatively for a donation.
  • Fitness class: Workout and support kids at Boston Children’s at the same time. Reach out to your favorite fitness instructor and organize a class at your local gym, park, or spot of choice. Don’t forget to encourage donations.
  • Gala: Recruit some friends to help plan and host an evening of food, music, and great company.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 and wow your supporters! Charge at the door and sell tickets in advance.
  • Walk, run or bike: Participate in any in-person or virtual race or cycling event, or choose your own challenge and support the hospital along the way. We have your motivation covered.
  • Wedding: Celebrate your special day by providing hope to kids. Donate in lieu of favors, or ask for donations in lieu of gifts.
  • Yard sale: Ask the community to donate items for a yard sale at your school.