DIY Fundraiser

DIY Fundraiser

Host Your Own Event

Each year, many individuals, businesses and organizations support us by hosting fundraising events. Your help is greatly appreciated – whether you donate proceeds from your bake sale, a golf tournament, a neighborhood garage sale or any other event to benefit RMHC of Western Washington & Alaska.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some simple ideas for fundraisers.

  • Have a Block Party: Add a charitable component to your block party with a food and toiletries collection drive for the House! Seattle Police Department’s Night Out Against Crime will happen August 2, 2016 and it’s a perfect opportunity to meet your neighbors, have fun, and do something to give back! We’ve even created a helpful how-to and flyer you can hang up in your neighborhood to promote a food drive.
  • Food/Necessities Drive: We are always looking for items from our wishlist, like canned goods and travel-size toiletries.
  • Bake Sale: Sell goodies at your school, work, or church and donate the proceeds to RMHC.
  • Change Can: Challenge your friends, classmates, or coworkers to fill up a large container with coins. Roll coins or bring them to a local Coinstar to convert them into a donation for RMHC. Please note that we cannot accept loose or unrolled coins.
  • Garage Sale: Donate the proceeds from your neighborhood’s garage sale to RMHC.
  • Raffle: Sell raffle tickets for a fabulous item to your community!
  • Online fundraising site: Create a “Go Fund Me” type page to make it easy to collect donations online for RMHC. Be sure to contact our Special Events Associate, , for the best way to go about raising money online.
  • Lemonade Stand: Summertime lemonade stands are a great idea for kids to learn about giving to charity.
  • Helping Houses: Contact to receive a packet of helping houses that you can sell to friends, family, or members of your community. Each helping house can be sold for $1 and the proceeds will help cover the cost of an overnight stay at the Ronald McDonald House for families.
  • Holiday Wishes Tree: Contact our Special Events Associate, , for a list of our most current holiday needs, which you can put on tags to create your own Holiday Wishes Tree.

Check out our document, Adobe PDF File IconExternal Benefit Event Guidelines for more details. 

For information on hosting an event, contact  at (206) 838-0613.

Our Mission:

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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