Events Benefiting Children's

Join us at an event benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta near you. With hundreds of events each year, there are many easy and rewarding ways to lend your support. You can also help by hosting your own event or sponsoring an event to support Children’s.

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Organize Your Own Fundraiser

By organizing your own fundraising event, you can enlist all of the people you’re connected with to support your cause. No matter the size of your fundraiser, you can make a difference. Note that fundraising events require prior approval and support from Children's, which you can learn more about below.

Fundraiser ideas

Identify what type of fundraising event you’d like to host. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination, but here’s a list of ideas to get you started:

  • Dinner with friends: Host a dinner party for friends, asking each couple to bring a check for Children’s in the amount it would have cost them to go out for dinner. Even an intimate dinner party can raise important funds to help Children’s.
  • Kids can help kids, too: Encourage your children to do around-the-house chores or open a lemonade stand to raise money for Children’s. Generous Generation activities offer fun opportunities to teach children the importance of giving back on behalf of the patients at Children's.
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  • Sporting activities: Consider organizing a running or cycling event, tennis tournament, fishing event, walk-a-thon or any number of activities that engage sporting enthusiasts
  • Unwrapping help for Children’s: Rather than asking for birthday or other special occasion gifts, invite party guests to bring a check for Children’s. Even while having a fun celebration, attendees know they are helping young patients.
  • Put it on the menu: A restaurant or local store can donate a portion of sales or gratuities to Children’s.
  • Strength in numbers: Think of fundraising activities for groups that are already established such as knitting groups, scrapbooking groups or book clubs. Incorporate a fundraising activity that the group can do together at a regularly scheduled meeting or gathering. Selling knitted items or scrapbooks can be fun ways to use talents to help Children’s.
  • Community yard sales: Invite several neighbors or friends to set up tables for a community yard sale with proceeds to benefit Children’s.

Guidelines for organizing your own fundraiser

Fundraising events require prior approval and support from Children's.

  1. Learn about our guidelines and policies to confirm that your fundraiser can be approved as an event to benefit Children's.
  2. Contact the Children’s Foundation providing as many details as possible about your event including date, time and place of event or promotion.

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Fill out our Fundraising Event/Project Application

Contact Melisa Morrow or call 404-785-7338 for all other fundraisers.

Contact Marisa Rosenberger or call 404-785-7376 for information regarding sports-related fundraisers.

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta we are lucky to have a dedicated community who cares passionately about the care we provide our kids.  We have heard from many volunteers and event organizers that they find it very rewarding to support our hospital and community events.  Many of our supporters have been doing this for years and we are deeply grateful for the impact they have every day.  If this is your first time organizing a community event for Children’s, we hope the answers to these frequently asked questions are helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get mailing lists from Children’s to help promote my event?
We would love to help, but confidentiality requirements do not allow us to provide any mailing lists. We recommend asking friends and family to spread the word.

When will I know my fundraiser has been approved?
We will contact you within 5 business days after receiving your event application

Can I use the benefiting Children's logo?
Yes, once your event is approved we are happy to provide a benefiting Children's logo for use in your promotional materials. Please submit materials for approval prior to printing or use.

Will someone from Children’s help me plan/run my event?
We are busy planning Children’s events like the Parade, Hope and Will Ball, Summer Sizzle and many others and are unable to manage community events.  We can however, give advice and provide support for your event.

Can Children’s issue tax receipts to my donors?
We supply tax letters for donations made directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Can I have a raffle at my event?
The state of Georgia requires a raffle license and we are unable to provide this for community events.

Can Children’s provide items for my auction?
We are sorry, but we are unable to provide auction items.

Can Children’s send a press release or solicit media coverage for my event?
Unfortunately, we are unable to help with media outreach.  We highly recommend asking friends and family to help spread the word about your event, and using personal social media channels for publicity.

Does Children’s accept toy donations?
Please review our guidelines on toy donations.

Does Children’s provide insurance for my event?
Children’s can’t assume any liability for and event conducted on its behalf.

Will Children’s find volunteers for my event?
Event organizers are responsible for finding volunteers to help with planning and staffing of their event.

How do I pay for expenses from my event?
We strongly encourage event organizers to include a budget that covers expenses.  Children’s cannot reimburse these costs.  We are happy to provide a budget planning worksheet to help you.

Event Sponsorships

You or your company can get involved by sponsoring or attending one of the many events that benefit Children’s throughout the year. Children’s offers a wide variety of event sponsorship opportunities for holiday events, sports-related events, galas and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals events.

Whether you are looking to create a prominent association with Children's in the community or looking to entertain your clients, customers and employees, we have an option that suits your needs.

In addition to your monetary sponsorship, many companies or individuals consider in-kind donations of auction items, event supplies, food and beverage, etc. 

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Contact Scott Hodoval or call 404-785-7327 for all other sponsorship information or to contribute in-kind items in support of our fundraising events.  

Event Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer at community events that benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta? From 5K races to black tie galas, we are always looking for a helping hand at our events in the community.

Please apply to volunteer at a community event