Editor’s Note: Even though this article was written specifically about fund raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the ideas and concepts are universal.
B. “I want to throw a party. When a child has their last chemo treatment, they have a “no mo chemo” party with balloons, music and dancing to celebrate. It costs $75 for the party. We want to pay for 10 of them. Can you help?”
Help people “see” what their donation means. Make it visual. Kids pulling little red wagons around the hospital is a common sight. These wagons are $70. Who would not want to help buy a wagon?
Do you have any great ideas to share? Please do!
Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your donations could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo.” Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.