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Do you need help fundraising?

Here are some ideas to get you going

« 10-20-30 Challenge «
Invite 10 people (friends, family, co-workers, etc.) to ask for $20 Or you could ask 30 people to ask 20 friends for $10 donation?Or 10 friends to ask 20 people for $30 donations! Any way you get there, 10-20-30 adds up to $6,000! That is enough to underwrite the cost of one child?s entire wish experience. You would receive a commemorative frame with his/her story and photo, and be able to share this information with all of your sponsors!

« Bake Sale «
Host a bake sale at work, school, after religious services, etc.

« Garage Sale «
Put your spring cleaning to good use and host a garage sale! You could even ask friends , family and neighbors to donate their items as well to bolster your stock. Then be sure to advertise the sale within your community.

Ask for pledges «

People can donate a dollar or two for each mile you plan to run

A picture is worth a thousand words
Include a photo of your training with your fundraising letters or emails! Your donors would love to see you in action, and a photo can help them realize that you mean business!

Birthday Party with a Purpose «

This year your birthday party can be both fun and meaningful! Simply state on the invite that in lieu of gifts, you would prefer your guests to bring a check made out to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.

Brown Bag Lunch Day «

Ask your co-workers to bring in their lunch one day and donate the money they would have spent to Team Make-A-Wish.

Matching Gifts « 

Ask your company to match what you raise. Some companies have a matching gift policy, check here to see if your does. If they don't ask them anyway; even if they don't match what you raise, they still might be willing to make a donation!

Movie Night «

Invite your friends over for a night at the movies. You provide the popcorn and soda and charge admission.

Penny Roll «

Collect all your pennies and extra change that you have lying around the house. Every penny counts!

Silent Auction «

Have a silent auction using items you've had donated by area business (goods, services, gift certificates) or new items from family or friends.

Skunk Them «

Put a stuffed skunk on a coworker's desk! They need to make a donation to team Make-A-Wish in order to be de-skunked.

Vacation Day Award«

Ask your employer raffle off a free day off! Charge 1$/ticket or more!

For more information, contact us at or 312.602.9474.

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