Host a Fundraiser for Julia!

You can host a mini fundraiser at your work, church, house, or local restaurant and donate the proceeds to Julia's Cancer Recovery Fund.  

** Please contact the family first if you're advertising a fundraiser online or in paper and need to use photos or personal information about Julia. 

Here are some fun & creative ideas: 

  • House Party
    • Get your family and friends together to have “Fun for Funds”. Cook dinner for everyone, have a BBQ or potluck, throw a themed party, or hold a game night! Ask for donations or a cover at the door. 

  • It’s Football Season!

    • ​And that means it’s a perfect time to get some football parties going! And what’s a football party without a football pool? Of course, all the proceeds will go toward your fund. Host a Super Bowl party in February and ask your guests to donate.
  • Intersection Ask
    • ​Get permission from local authorities in your town to block off an intersection and stand in the intersection with yellow buckets and ask passers-by for donations for Julia.
  • Charity Fundraiser Garage Sale
    • ​Know all that stuff that’s been hanging out in your garage…in your attic…in your basement? Gather it up and ask your friends to do the same. Put it in your front yard and sell, sell, sell! Put all the money raised toward Julia's fundraiser! Put up a sign  and mention that the proceeds of the sale are for charity
  • Used Book Sale
    • If you’re someone who loves books (or a recently graduated college student!), you likely have stacks of publications that you won’t read or have read too many times to count! Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to donate their unwanted books to your book sale. Let people know the sale is for Julia. 

  • Bake Sale
    • ​Everyone loves baked goods and do not have time to bake. Ask your friends to join you and host a bake sale. You can even have it in conjunction with your garage sale. You can sell lemonade and coffee as well.
  • “Extra Change from my Pocket” Box
    • ​Create these little boxes for your friends, family, and/or coworkers. At the end of your campaign,  gather the boxes and count the dough!
  • Jars Everywhere
    • ​Ask local businesses or restaurants to put a jar near the register or on their front counter. Tape a picture of yourself with a short explanation of why you’re raising money.
  • Fundraising Dinner/Night at your Local Restaurant or Food Cart Spot
    • ​Ask your favorite local restaurant to host a fundraising dinner for you. They supply the food and you supply the pledge forms! Or ask them to donate a certain amount of money from their sales for an evening and advertise to bring people in. 
  • Wine and Cheese Party
    • ​Host a wine and cheese party at home or ask a local restaurant  to donate the wine and cheese and you will promote their facility and bring in friends.
  • Happy Hour Party
    • ​Invite all your friends (and their friends!) to join you at a bar and ask for a $10 donation. Arrange with a local bar to bring in your friends and ask for a donation from the bar as well.
  • Karaoke Night
    • ​Who cares if you can’t carry a tune. Spend a Friday night at a Karaoke Bar and sing your heart out! Have the announcer tell the crowd that you’re singing for pledges!
  • Organize a Trivia Night
    • You can organize a trivia night by pairing up with a local bar or restaurant. Advertise well in advance and charge an admission fee for trivia teams who want to put their knowledge to the test.

  • Partner with a Coffee Shop

    • Many coffee shops have an outside sitting area where customers will sit and sip coffee while their dog sits nearby. These types of cafes are perfect for fundraising partnerships! All you have to do is ask! If you know that a coffee shop owner is a dog-lover, ask them if they would be willing to host fundraising events.

  • Christmas Tree Ornaments and Other Crafts
    • ​Get creative (and ask some friends to pitch in) and make some Christmas/holiday ornaments for the holiday season. Sell them at a local bazaar or fair.
  • Gift-Wrapping Services

    • Once the holidays roll around, it feels like everyone is in a mad dash to buy and wrap presents for everyone on their list. You can help these frenzied people out and earn a little extra money by offering gift-wrapping services. You can partner with a local department or retail store or offer gift-wrapping services in a well-trafficked (but spacious) area. Offer extras like bows, ribbons, and tags to earn a little extra money.

  • Creative Friends
    • ​Find a local artist or ask a creative friend if they would donate a piece of art or some jewelry that you can auction off.
  • Raffle

    • Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to donate gift cards and gifts that will be raffles off. Ask your local businesses such as restaurants, boutiques, and salons to donate items for the raffle.​

  • Host a Chili Cook-Off

    • A chili cook-off is the perfect fundraising event idea for clubs and organizations to inspire their community come together and enjoy a great meal.​​\​

  • Birthday Gift Pledge
  • ​Ask for donations for your for your birthday rather than gifts.  This is a very simple way to raise money and it will be a lot easier for your friends and family to write a check instead of spending hours trying to shop for you! Post it on Facebook.
  • Radio Station
    • ​Call your favorite radio station and ask them to make an announcement on the air. They may even interview you.
  • Church Bulletin
    • ​Place an advertisement in your Church bulletin letting the congregation know what you’re up to!
  • Is There a Teacher in the House?
    • ​Get your students to help you fundraise. Kids are incredibly creative and cute, too!
  • Rock on!
    • ​If you know any musicians, ask them to perform a benefit concert. Tell people that their admission ticket is a check made out to Julia's fundraiser.

These great ideas were borrowed from Network for Good and Fundly. Check them out for more ideas!

Let us know what you're doing! We can help promote your event on Julia's Facebook page, and provide links and info. Email us here

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Meet Julia Adams
I'm 3 years old and I have a rare and serious form of childhood bone cancer. I'm doing my best to beat it, but my family needs your help!