Do What You Want

7 Ways to Help Kids With Cancer in February

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 1, 2021

How much do you love helping kids with cancer? Let us count the ways. February is the month for kindness, sweet treats and coming together – even when we are apart. Check out these seven fundraising tips to #GiveKidsALifetime.

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1. Girls Night In

Calling all ladies! Whether you are single or not, there is always time for friends and fun. Decide on a theme and dress the part. Turn it into a night of fundraising by donating the money you would have spent on those extra expenses and enjoy a night in with your favorite gal pals, even if it means getting together virtually.

2. Singing (Video) Grams

Are you part of a college acapella group or have a passion for singing? Take requests for every donation received and dedicate the ballad either through a pre-recorded video or go live. This is sure to brighten someone’s day and inspire tips to donate back.

3. Book Club

Ask coworkers to share their favorite literary piece and decide on one. For the month of February select a romantic or drama filled option. Collect donations to join and have recaps at the beginning of the week. Put a fun plot twist in and have members agree to include an extra donation if they fall behind. Be sure to quiz them, and no cheating, it’s for charity!

4. Hot Cocoa Bombs

Want to take sending chocolates to another level? The recent trend is making hollowed out chocolate orbs filled with hot chocolate powder and all the fixings. Add steamed milk or liquid of choice, and watch the magic happen. If you have a talent with confections, consider selling these delicious treats. Let your buyers know that 100% of sales will go towards childhood cancer. Now that’s a sweet reward!

5. Dessert Charcuterie

Fat Tuesday is on February 6th so why not turn that regular cheese board into something fit for a king (with a sweet tooth)? Think outside the box for flavors that match Mardi Gras colors with purple fruit pies, pistachio or mint cookies and gold covered chocolates. Ask others to create their own and sell tickets to raffle them off – or have socially distance exchange and try them all – either way everyone comes out with full bellies and happy hearts.

6. Poetry Reading

To be or not to be a fundraiser? There is no question about wanting to #GiveKidsALifetime. Livestream with Tiltify and ask people to join by reciting their favorite poems. Include different categories such as Limericks, Sonnets, and original pieces with interesting backgrounds to match the selection. Ask for a suggested donation to watch and send out the link the day of the show.

7. Secret Valentine

Want to send a note to that special someone you’ve been admiring from across the screen? Or show appreciation for a job well done? Help fellow classmates by organizing a fundraiser where you can do just that. Create online pre-made tags to express thoughts and for a donation you deliver the message. Once delivered the receiver can donate to see the message, and for another donation they can see who sent it (with the sender’s permission of course). Don’t let it be a secret that all funds go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you’ll want everyone to know!

This February #ConquerKidsCancer YOUR way. Launch a Do What You Want fundraiser today.

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