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Fundraise for Candlelighters

Whether you are an individual, a business or group of coworkers, a service organization, a student, or a family there are so many ways you can fundraise for Candlelighters! Read below for some fun fundraising ideas, or come up with your own ways to give.

Questions for our team about fundraising?   Contact Camille, our Director of Development, or fill out a quick form to get started!

Here for Hope

Individual & Team Fundraising

DIY fundraising is a wonderful and rewarding way to honor your friend, family member, or coworker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

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

T-Shirts & Hoodies
Wear your support! Purchase Candlelighters’ own #IgniteHopeTogether t-shirt, hoodie, or baseball cap 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 to grow the reach of this fundraiser.

Wish Lists
Easily donate food for our snack pantry or weekly snack cart at Doernbecher Hospital, a Bedside Buddy for a newly admitted child, a movie for families who have to spend a lot of time in the hospital, or supplies for Candlelighters Family Camp all through our Amazon Wishlists.

If you would like to organize a drive for Bedside Buddies outside of our Amazon wishlist list, please refer to our donation guidelines for more information.

Get creative!
Show your support by hosting a garage sale, house party, bake sale, car wash, or lemonade stand to benefit Candlelighters. Contact Angela for marketing tools like our logo, flyers, or poster ideas.

PresentCandy Cane Lane
Many families with childhood cancer are stretched financially. During the Holidays, they need our help putting presents under the tree. Here’s where you get to be Secret Santa!  Every sponsor will be matched to a family and will be provided the family’s wish list. Sponsors drop off the gifts to Candlelighters to be distributed to families. Contact Camille to learn more about ways to give to Candy Cane Lane 2023.

 

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Here for Hope Shirts
Give Snuggles & Snacks

Corporate Partner Fundraising

No matter what kind of business you are, there’s a way for your team to fundraise for Candlelighters. Read below for ideas, or come up with your own way to partner with us.

Questions about sponsorship or corporate partner opportunities? Please reach out to Camille.

Employee Giving
Start an employee giving campaign for Candlelighters. For campaign ideas, you can get in touch with Camille. For marketing tools, contact Angela.

Donations & Sponsorships
Make a secure online donation as a corporate gift, or sponsor a Candlelighters program that offers tangible benefits to families facing childhood cancer.

Point of Sale Fundraisers
Host a night or even a month of giving with a point of sale fundraiser or a sales kickback donation. We love working with local restaurants and breweries! Contact Camille to get started.

T-Shirts & Hoodies
Wear your support! Candlelighters’ #HereforHope t-shirts and sweatshirts show your support, and all net proceeds go to Candlelighters. Snap a group pic and tag us on Instagram  or Facebook.

PresentCandy Cane Lane
Many families with childhood cancer are stretched financially. During the Holidays, they need our help putting presents under the tree. Here’s where you get to be Secret Santa!  Every sponsor will be matched to a family and will be provided the family’s wish list. Sponsors drop off the gifts to Candlelighters to be distributed to families. Contact Camille to learn more about ways to give to Candy Cane Lane 2023.

 

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Advocacy & 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 be creative with your own ideas!

Follow
Like or follow Candlelighters on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our work and read inspiring, real-life stories from our families.

Connect
Share our website on your social media pages so that your friends and followers can learn more about Candlelighters’ mission and connect with us, too.

Share
Tell us your stories about your own experience with childhood cancer. We’ll only share it on social media if you want us to.

And be sure to share others’ stories from our Facebook and Instagram feeds. We love talking about our wonderful, courageous families on social media!

Wear
Show your support! With our #HereforHope hoodies and t-shirts, you can literally wear your support for Candlelighters on your sleeve and help start a conversation.

Smile!
Post a selfie with a message about Candlelighters, and tag us on Facebook or Instagram.

Tag
Use our hashtag #HereforHope when you tag us on Facebook or Instagram. Bonus points if you’re wearing your #HereforHope tee or hoodie!

Share the Love

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The Larsens’ Story of Hope

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Michael’s Story

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Shopping

Give back to Candlelighters with our Amazon Wishlists, or donate a gift card for stocking refrigerated meals for families at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital!

Amazon Lists
Your AmazonSmile Charity List purchases tangibly help kids and their families who are going through treatment. A Bedside Buddy welcomes a newly admitted child,  items for our snack pantry and weekly snack cart at Doernbecher are much appreciated for meals and snacks at all hours, and kid-approved movies offer entertainment during long hospital stays. Supplies for Candlelighters Family Camp provide hours of fun games and crafts for family fun. Simply view the wish list, add items to your cart, and check out. It’s that easy! Wish list items are automatically shipped directly to Candlelighters.

If you would like to organize a drive for Bedside Buddies outside of our AmazonSmile list, please refer to our donation guidelines for more information.

Gift Cards
In addition to the snack pantry at Doernbecher, we also stock the refrigerator with salads, sandwiches, and other fresh meals for families at the hospital. If you’d like to support these efforts, we gladly accept gift card donations for Costco, Safeway, and Fred Meyer.

You can mail gift cards to our office:

Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223

Present

Candy Cane Lane
Many families with childhood cancer are stretched financially. During the Holidays, they need our help putting presents under the tree. We work with the hospital social workers to prioritize those families with the most urgent financial need, so they can experience a joyful, gift-filled holiday season. Here’s where you get to be Secret Santa!  Every sponsor will be matched to a family and will be provided the family’s wish list. Sponsors drop off the gifts to Candlelighters to be distributed to families. Contact Camille to learn more about ways to give to Candy Cane Lane 2023.

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