Fundraise For Candlelighters

You make a difference to local kids and families facing childhood cancer by fundraising for Candlelighters. 

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Who is Candlelighters?

We’re a non-profit serving the local childhood cancer community from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Candlelighters helps families with basic needs and beyond, providing ways to connect with other families who understand what it’s like to have a child with cancer. With the help of emergency financial assistance, monthly family activitiesin-hospital meals and a family camp, our goal is to ensure that families have the resources and connections they need to navigate childhood cancer together. Learn more about our mission, vision, and organization.

How you can help

Whether you are an individual, a business, group of co-workers, a service organization, a student, or a family…there are many ways you can make a difference.  Read below for some ideas or come up with your own idea. Questions for our team? Contact

Individual or Team Fundraising

“DIY” or Do it Yourself fundraising is a wonderful and rewarding way to honor your friend, family member or co-worker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

Ready, Set, Go Fundraisers

We have some fun ready-to-go fundraisers to choose from.  Start sharing support in minutes!

Wear your support! Candlelighters own #StrongerTogether t-shirt & hoodie to show your support and start a conversation. All net profits go to Candlelighters. Visit to shop!
You can also share our T-Shirt Fundraiser Page on social media.

Wishlist   Donate to our hospital food pantry at Doernbecher Hospital, a bedside buddy for a newly admitted child, or a movie from our wish list online. 


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
We host several online peer to peer (P2P) fundraisers each year, where with a few button clicks, you can create a personal fundraising page to share with friends, family and community members for donations, via email or social media. Why are P2P fundraisers so important? Your network hears straight from you why you are a passionate supporter of Candlelighters, and in turn, they can do the same. Contact us to learn more, or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our next P2P fundraiser.
Hosting a Party?  Make it a fundraiser! 
By adding a Text-to-Give code to party invitation, you can invite your guests to support us at the same time. Guests can simply text “Candlelighters” to 801801 on their smartphone.
Get Creative!
Show your support by hosting a Garage Sale, House Party, Bake Sale, Carwash, Lemonade Stand.
Contact for marketing tools like our logo, flyers, poster ideas…

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Corporate Partner Fundraising

No matter what kind of business you are, there’s a way for your team to fundraiser for Candlelighters. Read below for ideas, or come up with your own way to partner with us. Questions about sponsorship or corporate partner opportunities? Contact contact

Host a night or month of giving with a Point of Sale Fundraiser or a Night of Sales kick-back donation. We love working with local restaurants and breweries. Contact Moana to get started.

T-shirts – Wear your support! Candlelighters  t-shirt & hoodies show your support and all net proceeds go back to Candlelighters. Snap a group pic and tag us on Instagram or Facebook.


Employee giving  – start an employee giving campaign for Candlelighters.

Business for Good

Golf to Give 2021 Fundraising Total + Next Year’s Date

August 6 marked the 5th annual Golf to Give Challenge. Spots filled up early, with the tournament reaching capacity in advance. Golfers enjoyed cool...

Candlelighters is in Give!Guide!

Give!Guide is Willamette Week’s annual effort to raise funds for — and draw attention to — the good works of local nonprofits. G!G has raised over...

Norlift Oregon and The Leslie Family

We talked with David Leslie, 2020 and 2021 Ride for a Child Chair about his family and family business, Norlift's long standing involvement in Ride...

First Republic and Jeff Yandle

Jeff (pictured at Ride For a Child 2019, far right) serves as Treasurer on the Candlelighters Executive Board, and Sr. Director of Wealth Management...

Partner Spotlight: Don Jones of John L. Scott

We know that Don Jones of John L Scott Real Estate has been a rider and that John L Scott has been a  sponsor of Ride for a Child for years. But we...

Thanks, Oregon Cancer Ski Out!

In 1988, one of Candlelighters current board members, Larry Chadwick, and a small group of his friends started the Oregon Cancer Ski Out as a way to...

Advocacy and Awareness Tools

Sharing your personal connection to childhood cancer is a powerful way to raise awareness and support for Candlelighters. Read below for ideas, or come up with your own ideas .

Like/Follow Candlelighters on Facebook and Instagram
Share our website on your social media pages
Share Stories
Tell us about your own experience with childhood cancer here. We’ll share it on social media only if you want us to. Share other’s stories from our social media accounts on:Facebook and Instagram. We’re always talking about our wonderful families on social media!
Wear your support! Candlelighters own Stronger Together t-shirt & hoodie show your support and start a conversation. All profits go to Candlelighters.
Post a selfie with message about Candlelighters, and tag us on social media Facebook and Instagram..
Use our hashtag, #strongertogether when you tag us on social media Facebook and Instagram. Bonus points if you’re wearing your “Stronger Together” tee or hoodie!

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Give back to Candlelighters while tackling your to-do lists, with one of our merchant partners.

Just select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer as your preferred charity, and you’ll help thousands of families in OR and SW Washington who are impacted by childhood cancer.

Amazon Smile

Join Amazon Smile and make Candlelighters For Children With Cancer your nonprofit of choice. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Candlelighters  every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Candlelighters!

Amazon Charity List

Your Amazon Charity List purchase helps kids and families who are enduring treatment in the hospital. A Bedside Buddy  welcomes a newly admitted child, items for our snack pantry at Doernbecher are much appreciated for meals and snacks at all hours, and  kid-approved movies offer entertainment during long hospital stays. Simply add items to your cart and check out. Items will be shipped directly to Candlelighters.

Fred Meyer

If you’re a Fred Meyer Rewards Card Holder, you can link your card to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer (86531). If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk.

Bottle Drop

BottleDrop is an easy and earth friendly system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon. Just by recycling you can trigger a donation to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. Stop by any BottleDrop center and select Candlelighters as your charity of choice!

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