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Fun event ideas for businesses

Your workplace or organization can raise money to fight childhood cancer with any of these fun fundraising ideas!

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Try one of the ideas below or be creative and make one up – the options are limitless! Once you decide on an event, remember to register your fundraiser.

Promote philanthropy and wellness among your employees – host a 5K: Many businesses and organizations have held their own 5Ks to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). We have plenty of tips and tools to help get you started. You could even put up a lemonade stand at the finish line for some refreshing drinks (and donations)!

Hold a chili cook-off or other contest: (Guess how many lemons – or jelly beans, M&M’s, etc. - are in a jar; 50/50 raffle) and have colleagues fundraise online to participate. Whoever raises the most money for ALSF gains a prize like an extra personal day or can leave early on Friday.

Raffle off a reserved parking spot with the proceeds going to ALSF. Check out this example!

Yellow Day or Jeans Day: Have employees donate $5 to ALSF in order to dress down and wear jeans or a yellow t-shirt to work. You could also purchase ALSF t-shirts in bulk (using the 25% discount you receive as an event host) and sell them to employees at the regular cost.

Silent Auction at the Office: Ask local businesses to donate gift certificates, tickets and products. Put together a few nice packages or gift baskets and have co-workers bid on their favorite items.

Host a Virtual Fundraiser: Employees can raise money for ALSF without leaving their desk chairs! It’s easy and convenient to support your fundraising efforts with only a few clicks! You’ll get your own personal fundraising page where you can choose a hero to honor and post pictures or comments to your page's supporters. People can easily spread the word about your fundraising efforts via email or through social media sites to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers, vendors and contacts.

Sell Paper Lemons: Sell paper lemons at the office! Have your colleagues, customers and/or vendors purchase paper lemons and sign them. You can then hang the paper lemons in a public place to display your support in the fight against childhood cancer. Fun tip: create a friendly competition between departments to see who can sell the most paper lemons, or challenge colleagues to create a design out of the lemons. Download and print the paper lemon template.

ALSF Games: Turn just about any sport into a fundraising tournament or competition with ALSF games! From bowling to softball or kickball, anyone can register a game and get teams to sign up and raise funds. There have even been some office mini-golf competitions. Learn more and sign up your office today. 

The ALSF team is happy to help! Reach out at [email protected] or call (866) 333-1213.

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