IMPORTANT UPDATES

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There are many ways to raise funds to support Children’s. The first step is choosing the fundraiser that’s right for you. Here are some things to consider as you decide on the best fit:

  • How much time would you like to commit to this effort?
  • Would you prefer to host a fundraiser on your own or with others?
  • Are you interested in partnering with your company or employer?
  • Would you like to host an event at your home?

Learn more about the types of fundraisers you can host and how to make yours a success by reading through the section below.

 

Now that you have chosen what type of fundraiser you want to do, you need to register your event and get prior approval from our team.

This will allow our team to give you support and advice, as well as approval to use our benefiting logo. We can also provide a letter of endorsement so that everyone will know your event is officially sanctioned by Children’s. (Please note that you do not have to register through the link if you are doing a Click for Kids or Facebook fundraiser.)

Once your application is received, a Children’s Foundation representative will reach out to you to discuss the details of your event, including the date, time and place of the event or promotion.

Here are some additional guidelines to consider as you continue planning your event:

  • Spending limits: Children’s recommends spending no more than 25 to 30 cents for every dollar raised, with some exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Event name: Mention Children’s as a beneficiary of your event, but not in the name of your event (“XYZ event benefiting Children’s,” not “Children’s XYZ Event”).
  • Business sponsors: A list of potential business sponsors for your event must be approved by Children’s before your first contact, as many local businesses have longstanding involvement with Children’s.
  • Fundraising: Children’s is authorized to have access to all fundraising records and accounting of its community events.
  • Proceeds: Event proceeds must be submitted to Children’s within 45 days of the event date.

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Questions? Contact Melisa Morrow, Corporate Development Officer at Children’s, at 404-785-7338 or melisa.morrow@choa.org.