Fundraising Ideas

There are so many different ways to fundraise and we've highlighted a few of our favorites! Take a look and find your next fundraising idea to help support the patients and families at Lurie Children's.


Car wash 

Lemonade stand

Pie smash 

Movie night 


Game night


Ice cream social 

Garage sale

Sky lantern sendoff 

Bingo night 

Get Active

Fitness class fundraiser 

Boat racing 

March madness


Fun run or 5K

Sports tournament 

Super bowl party 

Golf outing


Bike ride 

Skating event 

Bowling party 

Create Your Own

Host art classes 

Cook off


Variety show 


Scavenger hunt 

Craft fair 

Chili cook-off 

Holiday gift wrapping

Friendship bracelet sales 

Face painting 

Karaoke night 

Photo exhibit 

Quilt auction 

Talent show

Dine out for a cause

Restaurant or retail promotion 

Car show 

Church fundraiser 

Babysit, pet site or house sit

Yard Work or Housekeeping services 

Dog walking or washing 

Holiday decorating services 

Design unique t-shirts to sell

Shave your head

Kids Helping Kids


Coin drive 

Toy drive

Sell messages in school papers 

Bake sale

Flower sale 

Dress down day 

Battle of the bands 

Color run 

Candy sale 

School dance

School lock-In or sleepover 

Spelling bee 

Field day 

School picnic 

Guessing games 

Telegram sale 

Tutoring services 


Donate Your Birthday

Fashion Show 

Photo with Santa, Easter Bunny, etc. 

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Photo Booth 

Tea Party 

Pajama Party 

Costume Contest

Haunted House 

Wedding favor donations

Host a block party 

Donate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Baby shower gifts

Giving Tuesday Online Fundraiser

At Work

Zoom trivia

Sell Messages in company newsletters 

Office jeans day

Brown bag lunch day 

Associate cook-off 

Football squares

Office donation jar 

Lead a lunch and learn 

Company match

Prime parking spot raffle 

Sign your email signature with a fundraising link 

COVID Safe/Socially Distant Fundraising

Face mask fundraiser

Virtual auction

T-shirt sales


Virtual game night

Virtual happy hour

Golf tournament

Scavenger hunt

Virtual cooking class

Pajama ball/virtual gala

Health Awareness Calendar

January - National Blood Donor Month

January - Thyroid Awareness Month

February - American Heart Month

February - National Cancer Prevention Month

February 4 - World Cancer Day

February 7 - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7-14 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

March - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March - National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

March - National Kidney Month

March - National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 11 - World Kidney Day

March 26 - Purple Day for epilepsy awareness

April - Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

April - National Autism Awareness Month

April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April - National Donate Life Month

April - National Minority Health Month

April - National Parkinson's Awareness Month

April 1-7 - National Public Health Week

April 10 - National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May - American Stroke Awareness Month

May - Arthritis Awareness Month

May - Better Hearing and Speech Month

May - Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May - Healthy Vision Month

May - Hepatitis Awareness Month

May - Lupus Awareness Month

May - Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May - Mental Health Awareness Month

May - National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May - National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May - National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 3-9 - Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

May 9-15 - Food Allergy Awareness Week

June - National Safety Month

June - Scoliosis Awareness Month

June - Pride Month

June 6 - National Cancer Survivors Day

June 12 - Family Health and Fitness Day

June 18 - Autistic Pride Day

July - Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July - National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July - Sarcoma Awareness Month

August - Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

August - National Immunization Awareness Month

September - Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September - National Sickle Cell Month

September - Sepsis Awareness Month

September 5-11 - National Suicide Prevention Week

October - National ADHD Awareness Month

October - National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October - National Physical Therapy Month

October - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October - Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

October 3-9 - Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 4-8 - Malnutrition Awareness Week

October 6 - World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7 - National Depression Screening Day

October 10 - World Mental Health Day

November - American Diabetes Month

November - Bladder Health Month

November - Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November - National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November - National Healthy Skin Month

November - National Hospice Palliative Care Month

November - National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November - Prematurity Awareness Month

November 12 - World Pneumonia Day

November 17 - World Prematurity Day

December 1 - World AIDS Day

December 1-7 - National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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