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Fundraising Tips

The most successful strategy for community fundraising is getting as many people involved in the cause as possible! A great way to do this is to consider your reach through all avenues in your life:

Clubs Schools Service organizations Religious affiliation Social networks Neighbors and friends

Here are some ideas to get started:

  • Make flyers and have them ready to hand out wherever you go!
  • Get on the agenda at your next neighborhood, PTA, or committee meeting to ask for participation or donations
  • Approach school leadership to form a team for students and their parents and faculty
  • Approach your religious organization to form a team
  • Hold a party for friends and neighbors to learn more about Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Fundraise via email and be sure to use Facebook and other social media sites
  • Ask if your company has a matching gift program. Most companies do, and it's an easy way to gain some extra support
  • Post your great fundraising ideas to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Facebook page to share with others. Who knows, you might even learn a new tip!

Kids can "Fun-Raise" too!

  • Hold a bake sale, yard sale or lemonade stand with all proceeds benefiting the hospital. Try advertising beforehand in your local paper or by passing out flyers to boost business
  • Organize a car wash with a group of friends
  • Collect recycling items from family and friends and cash in
  • Post a link to your fundraising page on your Facebook page and invite friends to donate
  • Make key chains, friendship bracelets or other items and have a craft sale
  • Ask permission to put a "coin canister" out at school, work or local businesses
  • Offer to be a dog walker or babysitter for your friends and neighbors in exchange for donations
  • Instead of presents, ask for donations for your birthday

Contact Ambassadors at 323-361-1700 or ambassadors@chla.usc.edu if you need further ideas or assistance.






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