Fundraise for Families

Our fundraisers make a real difference in the lives of patients and families staying at Hospitality House of Charlotte.  We are proud to work with individuals, organizations and corporations who choose to support HHOC’s mission by hosting their own fundraising events. Fundraisers may range from golf tournaments, employee driven workplace events, car washes or even yard sales. Get your family, friends and neighbors involved. Hosting a fundraiser is fun and rewarding!

If you would like to help HHOC by organizing a fundraiser, please complete the form below. A HHOC staff member will respond to your request

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Guidelines

When money is raised on HHOC’s behalf, and HHOC’s materials are used in conjunction with any solicitation, the information noted below must be disclosed at the point of solicitation, in keeping with the Better Business Bureau’s guidelines for charity organizations:

  • Actual/anticipated portion of the purchase price benefiting the charity. For example “five cents will be contributed to NCMEC for every product sold.”
  • Duration of the campaign. For example “the month of October.”
  • Any maximum or guaranteed minimum contribution amount. For example “up to a maximum of $50,000.”

Fundraising ideas

Looking for fundraising inspiration? We’ve got everything you need to kick-start your fundraising event! Here are some event ideas for all ages.

Elementary School
  • Lemonade Stand
    This favorite childhood summertime activity can be a great way for kids to give back! Be sure to attach HHOC signage to the table to let thirsty passersby know that their money is going to a great cause.
  • T-ball/Soccer/Dodgeball/Kickball games
    Timeless playground games can be a fun way for kids and their families to come together for physical activity and fundraising. Head to a local park or school on a sunny weekend to face off on the field. Ask for a small donation from each player or team. Combine with a bake sale, lemonade stand or other fun activities on the sidelines to increase your efforts.
  • Car Wash
    Another classic fundraiser that drivers simply can’t pass up. Have your friends bring buckets, sponges and soap from home or ask your local auto or hardware store to donate supplies. Schools, churches and community centers with hose access and street front property are ideal venues.
  • Bake Sale
    Who doesn’t love cupcakes and cookies? Team up with your friends and your school’s home-economics department to bake up yummy goodies to sell during lunch and after school. Be sure to have healthy options!
  • Restaurant Contributions
    Many restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds to a charity if patrons eat there during a certain day or week. Larger chain restaurants often have links to these events on their websites. Gather up friends and family for a night out of food, fun, and fundraising.
Middle School / High School
  • Car Wash
    Another classic fundraiser that drivers simply can’t pass up. Have your friends bring buckets, sponges and soap from home or ask your local auto or hardware store to donate supplies. Schools, churches and community centers with hose access and street front property are ideal venues.
  • Bake Sale
    Who doesn’t love cupcakes and cookies? Team up with your friends and your school’s home-economics department to bake up yummy goodies to sell during lunch and after school. Be sure to have healthy options!
  • Restaurant Contributions
    Many restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds to a charity if patrons eat there during a certain day or week. Larger chain restaurants often have links to these events on their websites. Gather up friends and family for a night out of food, fun, and fundraising.
College
  • Raffle/Silent auction
    Raffles and silent auctions are a classic fundraiser and can be even more successful when combined with a happy hour, talent show, or sporting event. In-kind donations can be solicited from local retailers, restaurants, gyms, and nationwide corporations. Network with friends and faculty to see who has useful contacts – it’s always easier to get donations from someone who knows someone!
  • Sporting Events
    Coordinate with your university’s athletic services department to have a portion of a game’s ticket proceeds benefit HHOC. Half-time during any game is a great time to have a spokesperson get on the loudspeaker to tell the crowd about HHOC and how they can donate.
  • Fashion Show
    Ask local boutiques and student designers to lend apparel and accessories. Volunteer student models are a great idea not only because their services would be free, but their friends will want to buy tickets to come see their buddies walk the runway. Charge for tickets to the event as well as refreshments before and after.
  • Battle of the Bands
    Ask your local coffee house or theater department to use an open public area or stage for a competitive concert! Recruit music groups from all over campus – independent rock bands, acapella groups, freestyle rappers – to compete for a donated prize. Proceeds from ticket sales, drinks, and snacks will really add up during this fun event!
Adult
  • Happy hour
    Ask the owner of your favorite bar if he/she would be willing to donate a portion of all proceeds made during a 2-3 hour event. A “signature drink” is always a fun idea – ask the owner if all proceeds or a portion of the proceeds from that drink can go to HHOC.
  • Wedding Donations
    In lieu of wedding favors, make a donation to HHOC. We will provide a card for each place setting that informs guests that a donation was made in their name. This is a wonderful way to show your friends and family how much you care!
  • Golf Tournament 
    You can raise money while you hit the green by holding a golf tournament at your local range or mini-golf venue. Ask local businesses to sponsor holes and donate prizes.
  • “Dress down” Day
    This can easily be a popular company-wide initiative. Plan a day when all employees can pay $5.00 to wear casual clothing or blue jeans to work. This is a win-win fundraiser – your co-workers will be comfortable and the proceeds benefit HHOC.
  • Birthday Donations
    In lieu of balloons, flowers, and gifts, ask friends and family to donate to HHOC for your birthday. Don’t forget to tell them their gift is tax-deductible!
Family
  • Neighborhood BBQ
    Do you have a grill and a big back yard? Invite friends and neighbors to bring food, beverages, and a cash donation. Combine with games like balloon tosses or Minute-to-Win-It challenges for extra fun…and funds!
  • Trash & Treasure sale
    A fun twist on a yard sale! Invite friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to bring their unwanted “stuff” to a large area (i.e. spacious yard, community center, parking lot, church). Group like items together for easy pricing and watch as your trash becomes another’s treasure and a generous donation to HHOC.

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