MMRF Endurance Events

Fundraising Tips - Week 10

Week #10 – Get the Kids Involved!

Many schools today encourage kids to do community service projects, so your kids might find that working on a project that has to do with myeloma is a great way to honor a loved one and get that service commitment under their belt at the same time. Others are looking to do service in conjunction with a religious milestone like their Bar Mitzvah or Confirmation. Your child’s friends might want to get involved too, and can make it a bigger event. Here are some fun ideas you can use (or come up with some on your own):

  • Hold a 26.2 lap event or a 2.62 mile “mini-marathon” and get others to sponsor the runner. Similar events can be staged to mock the Century Ride or a triathlon. Get donors to sponsor the child by the mile or the lap.

  • Have a swim-a-thon, a spin-a-thon, or a dance-a-thon.

  • Host a party at a teen center.

  • Collect coins in a bottle at school. Arrange to spread the word during the morning announcements.

  • Have a car wash or bake sale.

  • Sell handmade jewelry.