Host a Fundraiser
Hosting a fundraiser is a great way to get your community involved and help support families.
Individuals, local organizations, community groups, schools, and businesses play an important role in keeping children and families together. Whether you decide to start a peer-to-peer fundraiser, host an in-person fundraising event, or collect goods to donate to our Houses, your support makes a difference.
There are many ways to get your community involved, find the one that works best for you!
Start a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser
Celebrate your birthday or wedding, run a 5K, or honor the memory of a loved one by creating a peer-to-peer fundraiser to share with your community. It only takes a few minutes to get started.
For questions about starting a peer-to-peer fundraiser, contact:
Allison Moskus, Database Specialist
[email protected] or 630-354-7743
Host a Wish List Donation Drive
Our Houses are always in need of essential supplies to comfort and support families. You can start a donation drive to collect items from our Wish List by gathering needed items from your friends, classmates, coworkers, and family. Once you have collected the items, contact one of our locations to coordinate your drop-off.
Learn more about the types of items we accept and our top ten most needed items. Please note that we do not accept any used or opened items, including used toys.
Interested in hosting a wish list drive this holiday season? Download our giving tree (PDF 884KB) for item suggestions!
Host a Fundraising Event
Community fundraising events can range from bake sales, car washes, and sporting events to parties and store promotions – be creative and organize an activity that is personal to you!
Local businesses can also show support by donating a portion of proceeds from a sale or special event to the Charity, or set out branded collection boxes next to cash registers.
Please review our Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines before submitting an event application.
For questions about hosting your own event, contact:
Jack Gilhooly, Development Manager
[email protected] or 630-354-7739