Why Do Fundraising?
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation is 100% dependent on the support we receive from families, friends, and supporters. Without fundraising, our conferences, newsletters, educational materials, webinars, outreach programs, and support of research simply would not exist.
Putting the FUN in FUNdraising!
It’s been on your to-do list for months now: “Organize a fundraiser for the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation.” Your intentions are good, but you have no idea what to do or where to start.
For the past several years, friends of the Foundation have come up with many different and creative ways to help raise money for the Foundation. Some techniques are more traditional, while others are less mainstream. Either way, there is something for everyone.
Here are just a few examples of what our supporters have done.
Do you enjoy getting together with family and friends? Do you like to entertain? Then consider turning your next party into a fundraiser, like the Lee and Brandrup families did.
Ray & Lynn Lee – “Hula Day” Birthday Party
Jay & Julie Brandrup – “It All Adds Up” Birthday Party
Brownie Shott – “Fundraiser in a Box” Pizza Party
Lisa Weir – Birthday “Fundraiser in a Box”
Organizing a 5K run/walk is a great way to involve family, friends, and others in a fun, fitness-oriented activity.
Several families hold annual run/walk events to raise money for the Foundation.
MacKenzie Bola – Bola Walk
Sandy Kurby – Joshua Kurby Charge for CHARGE 5K
Corki Roth – Take CHARGE for Alivia 5K Walk-a-thon
Kristen Matthew – Tyler Trot 5K Walk and Run
Is golf your thing? Hockey? Bowling? Turn your favorite pastime into a profitable fundraiser.
Klinghofer Family – Bean Bag Toss
Crystal Masionis – Bowling for CHARGE
Catherine Kouzmanoff – CHARGE’d Up for Golf
Daniel Wolfe – Chuck-a-Puck for CHARGE
Josh Sirota – Skate for CHARGE
École Millidgeville North Stars – Stars for CHARGE Cheerleading Competition
Have you been meaning to clean out your closets but never get around to it? Is your family threatening to nominate you for an episode of “Hoarders”? Pull all that old stuff together and have a yard sale for CHARGE.
Allie Jones – Yard Sale for CHARGE
Tracy Roth – Garage Sale
Illinois Families – Yard Sale
Other Unique Ideas:
Here are some other successful fundraising events that members have tried. Use your imagination, and remember to have FUN!
Bill & Deanna Steinhauser – Christmas Trees for CHARGE
The Renaissance Companies – Employee Jeans Day
Minnie Lambert – The Flat Charlie Project
Sunshine Elementary School, Springfield, MO – The Hearts Project (poster)
Sharon & John Chatham – Karaoke Fundraiser
Molly Roberts – Vendor Extravaganza
Ben Roundtree - 10 Anniversary Concert
If a more conventional method appeals to you, we have fundraising tools available so you do not need to reinvent the wheel.
Taking the First Step
A successful fundraiser starts with good planning. If you have a fundraising idea that you would like to bounce off someone, please contact our fundraising committee chairperson, David Wolfe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing Your Success
We would love to hear about any and all fundraising events for the Foundation, big or small. Please let us know about your event by emailing our communications committee co-chairperson, Leslie Kauffman, at email@example.com to share your story.
IT CAN BE DONE!