Every Dollar Gets Us Closer to the Cure
Fundraisers don't have to be major, time-consuming events. They don't have to raise thousands of dollars (though that would be delightful). They don't have to involve great numbers of people. They just need to raise some money for ALS research. Whether it's $50, $500, or $5,000 ... it all adds up.
- Join an ALS walk and/or put together a team! The ALS Association holds walks throughout the country
- Organize a virtual walk: Ask for a donation and a pledge to walk wherever they want on a certain day
- Join a Team Challenge: See The ALS Association for events
- Join a community event near you - or create your own! ALS Therapy Development Institute
Contests and Tournaments
- Cooking/baking contest (example: chili, cupcakes, cookies)
- Talent show (in person or virtual)
- Corn hole tournament
- Bowling tournament
- Board game, card game, or video game tournament
- Wine, beer, whiskey, or tequila tasting
- Karaoke party
- Trivia night
- Murder mystery party
- Bingo night (in person or virtual)
- Casino or poker night
- Wine pull: Ask people to bring a bottle of wine (set a minimum value) in a brown paper bag and get donations from local wine shops. For a donation, participants can pick a mystery bottle of wine. Make this part of a wine and cheese night where people can drink the wine they pulled!
Everyone likes to shop - ask family and friends to donate items!
- Garage sale
- Bake sale
- Used book sale
- Exercise class
- Cooking class
- Baking class
- Silent auction
- Cuppa Fundraiser: Ask for donations that match the cost of a cup of coffee, a cocktail, a movie ticket, a night out, etc.
- Facebook Fundraiser: Tell your story and ask for donations. Here's how!
- Greatest Loser Fundraiser: Participants set a goal of the number of pounds they will try to lose within a certain time and make a donation. Those reaching their goal get entered into a drawing for a prize. This is a GREAT IDEA for January, when people make losing weight a New Year's resolution!