Do what you know. Do what you love.
Cookies for Kidsí Cancer was founded after a mother held a larger-than-life bake sale to raise funds for pediatric cancer, so many supporters choose bake sales as their fundraisers. But events of all shapes and sizes are happening all over the country Ė From penny drives to dodge-ball tournaments, the opportunities are limitless!
Register your event!
Once you have an idea for a date and type of event, make sure you register. Itís OK if you havenít ironed out all the details. By registering your event, our team can begin providing support and guiding you through every step of the process! We can even help spread the word once youíre ready.
Share the fun!
Large or small, at home or at a place of business, get others involved. Recruit your kids, neighbors, classmates or club members. From making signs to collecting donations to spreading the word, there are plenty of tasks to go around, no matter what type of event you choose to hold.
Set a fundraising goal.
At Cookies for Kidsí Cancer, every single dollar counts, and no effort is too small to make a huge difference in the life of a child battling cancer. So set a goal youíre comfortable with, but one that will also get you motivated and excited. Things to consider when setting a goal: Amount of time until your event, location (public or private), whoís helping you, etc.
Plan the menu.
Hosting a bake sale? Get your team together and determine the assortment of goodies, who will bake what, etc. For other events, no matter what, youíll want to make sure guests and supporters have refreshments. It can be as simple as coffee, punch and a few snacks for smaller events or a full buffet for larger events.
Involve the community.
Reach out to local businesses for donations whether in kind through product or ingredient support or monetarily. A local business willing to support you efforts might also be a great place for hosting bake sales and other fundraising events. Local bakeries, grocery stores and other businesses are often willing to support efforts by donating items for your event. Some may provide raffle prizes, some may donate gift cards for you to use in purchasing event supplies, and others may even sponsor your event.
Let friends, family and co-workers know about your fundraiser, and if they cannot attend the actual event, ask them to make a donation or help spread the word. Donations can be made online through the Cookies for Kidsí Cancer donation page.
Giving pages are another great way to raise additional funds for your event. Learn more about creating a giving page!