Fundraise for Children’s

Whether your own child was cared for at Children’s or you just want to support a worthy cause, you may be looking for ways to help Children’s. And we want to help you help us.

You can create your own fundraising webpage, plan your own fundraising event or help out with an established fundraiser. If sports are your thing, be sure to check out our wide variety of sports-related fundraising events.

Online Fundraising

Fundraise on Facebook 

Are you on Facebook? Great news—you don’t have to leave the site to make a difference. Now you can help Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by using Facebook’s fundraiser tool. Consider asking your friends to donate in honor someone you know, celebrate your birthday or just because. Any amount makes a difference.

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Click for Kids

One easy way to raise funds is to create your own “Click for Kids” fundraising webpage and invite your friends to donate online.

Create a Click for Kids fundraising page

Organize Your Own Fundraiser

By organizing your own fundraising event, you can enlist all of the people you’re connected with to support your cause. No matter the size of your fundraiser, you can make a difference. Note that fundraising events require prior approval and support from Children's, which you can learn more about below.

Contact Janet Read or call 404-317-7443 for more information. 

Fundraiser ideas

Identify what type of fundraising event you’d like to host. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination, but here’s a list of ideas to get you started:

  • Dinner with friends: Host a dinner party for friends, asking each couple to bring a check for Children’s in the amount it would have cost them to go out for dinner. Even an intimate dinner party can raise important funds to help Children’s.
  • Kids can help kids, too: Encourage your children to do around-the-house chores or open a lemonade stand to raise money for Children’s. Generous Generation activities offer fun opportunities to teach children the importance of giving back on behalf of the patients at Children's.
    Learn more about Generous Generation
  • Sporting activities: Consider organizing a running or cycling event, tennis tournament, fishing event, walk-a-thon or any number of activities that engage sporting enthusiasts
  • Unwrapping help for Children’s: Rather than asking for birthday or other special occasion gifts, invite party guests to bring a check for Children’s. Even while having a fun celebration, attendees know they are helping young patients.
  • Put it on the menu: A restaurant or local store can donate a portion of sales or gratuities to Children’s.
  • Strength in numbers: Think of fundraising activities for groups that are already established such as knitting groups, scrapbooking groups or book clubs. Incorporate a fundraising activity that the group can do together at a regularly scheduled meeting or gathering. Selling knitted items or scrapbooks can be fun ways to use talents to help Children’s.
  • Community yard sales: Invite several neighbors or friends to set up tables for a community yard sale with proceeds to benefit Children’s.

Guidelines for organizing your own fundraiser

Fundraising events require prior approval and support from Children's.

  1. Learn about our guidelines and policies to confirm that your fundraiser can be approved as an event to benefit Children's.
  2. Contact the Children’s Foundation providing as many details as possible about your event including date, time and place of event or promotion.

Review event guidelines

Fill out our Fundraising Event/Project Application

Contact Janet Read or call 404-317-7443 for all other fundraisers.

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta we are lucky to have a dedicated community who cares passionately about the care we provide our kids.  We have heard from many volunteers and event organizers that they find it very rewarding to support our hospital and community events.  Many of our supporters have been doing this for years and we are deeply grateful for the impact they have every day.  If this is your first time organizing a community event for Children’s, we hope the answers to these frequently asked questions are helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get mailing lists from Children’s to help promote my event?
We would love to help, but confidentiality requirements do not allow us to provide any mailing lists. We recommend asking friends and family to spread the word.

When will I know my fundraiser has been approved?
We will contact you within 5 business days after receiving your event application

Can I use the benefiting Children's logo?
Yes, once your event is approved we are happy to provide a benefiting Children's logo for use in your promotional materials. Please submit materials for approval prior to printing or use.

Will someone from Children’s help me plan/run my event?
We are busy planning Children’s events like the Parade, Hope and Will Ball, Summer Sizzle and many others and are unable to manage community events.  We can however, give advice and provide support for your event.

Can Children’s issue tax receipts to my donors?
We supply tax letters for donations made directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Can I have a raffle at my event?
The state of Georgia requires a raffle license and we are unable to provide this for community events.

Can Children’s provide items for my auction?
We are sorry, but we are unable to provide auction items.

Can Children’s send a press release or solicit media coverage for my event?
Unfortunately, we are unable to help with media outreach.  We highly recommend asking friends and family to help spread the word about your event, and using personal social media channels for publicity.

Does Children’s accept toy donations?
Please review our guidelines on toy donations.

Does Children’s provide insurance for my event?
Children’s can’t assume any liability for and event conducted on its behalf.

Will Children’s find volunteers for my event?
Event organizers are responsible for finding volunteers to help with planning and staffing of their event.

How do I pay for expenses from my event?
We strongly encourage event organizers to include a budget that covers expenses.  Children’s cannot reimburse these costs.  We are happy to provide a budget planning worksheet to help you.

Community Fundraising

Help fundraise for Children’s in your neighborhood by joining one of our Friends groups. More than 35 groups support Children’s through volunteer work, fundraising events and special service projects. Friends groups are typically formed by people who have a common bond, live in the same neighborhood, or have met through schools, clubs or churches.

Attend a Friends event

Learn more about Friends groups

Contact Lynn Leslie or call 404-785-7337 for more information. 

Sports Fundraising

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Network hosts a number of sports-related events annually. We partner with teams and organizations including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Braves, Hawks, Falcons, PGA Tour, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, professional athletes and more. Volunteers can help fundraise through these events and even engage in opportunities to help onsite.

Whether you are interested in specific or multiple events, sponsorship opportunities offer community exposure and entertainment options for companies of all sizes.

Register to volunteer for Sports Network

Attend a Sports Network event

Contact Dave Winokur or call 404-785-7373 for more information.

Executives for Children's (E4C)

Our E4C volunteers help raise funds on behalf of the hospital by promoting and selling pro-am spots, hospitality, and company group ticket packages to the PGA Tour Champions Mitsubishi Electric Classic tournament by reaching out to their network of business contacts in the community. Companies use these ticket packages, golf spots, and hospitality tickets to entertain their clients, customers and employees while benefiting Children’s. Volunteers are also able to earn incentives and prizes through this fundraising campaign.

Contact Dave Winokur or call 404-785-7373 if you are interested in participating.

UGA-GT Challenge for Children’s

Our UGA-GT Challenge volunteers help raise funds by promoting and selling ticket packages to their business contacts for the annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic baseball game between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Companies use these ticket packages to entertain clients, customers, and employees while benefiting Children’s. Volunteers are also able to earn incentives and prizes through this fundraising campaign.

In 2017, this game is moving from Turner Field to the new SunTrust Park. Help Children’s pack the new stadium for this milestone. 

Contact Dave Winokur or call 404-785-7373 if you are interested in participating.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

For more than 30 years, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) has raised funds nationally for more than 170 children’s hospitals, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Fundraising efforts in Atlanta and north Georgia directly benefit Children’s, reflecting the pledge to keep 100 percent of donations in the local community. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals conduct thousands of corporate campaigns and special events each year, including some of the events described below.

Contact Abby Wexler or call 404-785-7974 for more information about opportunities through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The CMN Hospitals team at Children’s and its many community partners offer patient family opportunities throughout the year. Whether it’s attending an IHOP Miracle Saturday, speaking at a radiothon, or learning a few new moves at a Dance Marathon, the team offers events for patient families to attend and/or share their Children’s journey.

Share your story and be considered for these opportunities

View our current CMN partners

Miracle children

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities

Businesses can make deeper connections with customers and employees through a cause marketing campaign that offers both positive brand association as well as fundraising support for Children’s.

To explore opportunities for a custom point-of-sale campaign, coin collection canister, or other cause marketing initiatives, contact Beth Buursema or call 404-785-7691.

View our current corporate partners

Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is a nationwide event involving more than 450 high schools and colleges who raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The fundraising year culminates with a one day celebration event that involves dancing, entertainment, games and stories from several of Children’s patient families that bring the community closer to their goal of raising money for the kids.

Interested in starting a Dance Marathon? Contact Avery Fiveash or call 404-785-5960.