Host Your Own Event
Each year, many generous and dedicated people, young and old, host fundraisers. This is an easy way to touch the lives of all those who turn to Gilchrist for exceptional care. We are fortunate to have supporters who reach out to family, friends, neighbors, and customers to join in this effort.
Some fundraising ideas include:
- Garage Sale/Yard Sale
Hosting a yard sale is a great way to clean out your old clothes and household items while raising
money for Gilchrist.
- Bake Sale
Bake sales are a fun and easy way to raise funds with your friends or church group.
- Board Game Tournament
Board games are back! Set up a tournament and charge each team an entry fee.
- Benefit Concert
Do you have some talented musician friends in an acappella group, band or chorus? You could find a
local restaurant or friend to host the concert and charge an entry fee at the door.
- Restaurant Benefit Night
Ask a local restaurant to give you a percentage of their profits one night during a certain time
frame. Ask your friends and coworkers to join you for a happy hour for hospice! Prizes could be
raffled or auctioned to make the event more enticing.
- Jeans Day
One of the most popular ways to fundraise at work is to encourage your employees to wear jeans or
casual clothes for a $5 donation.
A-thon fundraisers – walk, bowling, hula-hoop, etc. and 5k runs are a fun way to involve the local
community. You could organize your own or sign up for an existing race/event, and ask friends and
family to donate to Gilchrist in your honor. You could ask for donations for every mile
you run or walk.
- Other event ideas: Ice Cream Social, Chili Cook-Off, Golf Tournament or Outing, Corn Hole
Tournament, Wine Tasting, Talent Show, Paint Night.
Get creative—mix and match these ideas or come up with your own!
Ready to plan your event to benefit Gilchrist? Download our Third Party Event form.