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9 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in December

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 5, 2019

Ah, the holiday season. We know it’s a busy time of year and fundraising might not be at the front of your mind, but you can easily raise money for kids’ cancer research with your typical holiday activities. Check out these 9 ideas below.

Start a holiday fundraiser for childhood cancer research

1.  Tree trimming. Turn your annual tree decorating into a tree trimming party! Make it a fundraiser for childhood cancer research by asking everyone who attends to make a donation. Or, help your friends avoid the post-holiday crash by un-decorating their tree in exchange for a donation.

2.  Gift wrapping. Chances are you know someone who has a lot of presents to wrap. Maybe they’re not good at wrapping, or maybe they just don’t have the time. Offer them your time and skills in exchange for a donation.

3.  Snow shoveling. The snow looks pretty when it’s falling, but no one likes the sight of a snow-covered driveway, especially when they have someplace to be. Why not gather a group of friends and go door-to-door in your neighborhood, offering to shovel driveways for a fee? The amount you charge can vary based on the size of the driveway and the snowfall, but just make sure that people know where the money’s going. If you live someplace warmer where it doesn’t snow but the leaves are still falling, you can rake leaves instead!

4.  Cookie baking. Let’s face it: Baking’s not for everyone. But if it’s for you, consider offering your skills in exchange for a donation.

5.  Secret Santa-ing. Give the gift of childhood cancer research as part of your Secret Santa present. You can even print a card for the recipient so they can see just how meaningful their gift is.

6.  Ugly sweater-ing. Turn your holiday party into a fundraiser for kids with cancer! It’s that simple. In addition to asking for a donation at the door, ask local shops and restaurants to donate a gift card to the cause, and then have attendees purchase raffle tickets for the prizes.

7.  Family photographing. Lots of people want a family photo to commemorate the holidays. If you’re a photographer, consider offering your services for a fee and pay it forward to kids with cancer.

8.  Neighborhood caroling. Gather a group of friends, dress in your best holiday garb (extra points for reindeer antlers!), and carol door-to-door. Collect donations and make sure everyone you sing for knows what cause they’re supporting. Not the best singer? Who cares! Caroling is fun, and it’s all about the holiday spirit and making a brighter future for children with cancer.

9.  [Your idea]‑ing. What’s your idea? Share it with us in the comments below!

Start a ho-ho-holiday fundraiser for kids with cancer today and help #DFYchildhoodCancers.

Start a holiday fundraiser

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