Put the “Fun” in Fundraising
Planning a fundraiser to benefit ACHA can be fun and rewarding. Our volunteers plan all kinds of fundraisers, and each one contributes to supporting our mission and programs in education, advocacy, and the promotion of research.
If you make it easy and keep it simple, you’ll find success. The key is making sure you choose the right kind of fundraiser for you. For example, if you love to cook, host a dinner party with friends and family; if you like yard games, host a corn hole or ladder ball tournament; or if you work in an office, coordinate a dress down day.
Big or small, every penny you raise funds our important work.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Facebook Birthday Wishes
- Dinner Party
- Golf Outing
- "Casual for a Cause"
- Sporting Tournaments – kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.
- CHD Awareness Games with Minor or Major League Sports Teams
- Cocktail Reception/Auction
- Craft/Bake Sale
- Restaurant “Dine and Donate”
For more information, check out our How to Host an ACHA Fundraiser packet. This packet includes more details along with additional fundraising ideas and information about our simple Fundraiser in a Box kits!
Once you have an idea, please complete our Fundraiser Application so our staff can review your information and contact you to get started. Please 2-3 business days for your application to be reviewed by our development staff.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas further, please contact Development Manager Jessica DiGiovanni at email@example.com.
Looking for other easy ways to give back?
ACHA partners with several websites that donate to ACHA while you shop or surf the web. Check out the sites and how each benefits ACHA below.
Using AmazonSmile is a simple way to support ACHA while shopping on Amazon.com. On your first visit, you can use your already existing account, or create a new one, and search to select ACHA as your charity of choice. Then, start shopping and AmazonSmile will remember your charity selection. ACHA will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchase as a donation with no extra cost to you.
Note: You can also access AmazonSmile through the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!
Simply follow these steps to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations:
1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into "Settings."
3. Tap "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
Round up your purchases and support ACHA! Cheerful Giving is a program that invites you to round up on your everyday purchases and donate the change to ACHA! For example, on a purchase of $12.13, the remaining $.87 will be donated to support ACHA’s mission to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy and research. You can register online or by downloading the “Cheerful – Give Spare Change" app.
Please note: All credentials required by Cheerful to participate are securely encrypted by Plaid - an industry-standard, end-to-end encryption. Cheerful does not have access to anyone's bank username or bank password. In addition, you can choose to set a monthly donation limit to provide additional security.
Register to donate your change to ACHA!
eBay Giving Works
eBay Giving Works allows users to buy, sell and donate to their favorite charities through their personal eBay accounts. As a seller, you can choose to support ACHA by assigning a percentage to be donated from your sales. As a buyer, you can search sellers who support ACHA and shop their items to donate. Just being an eBay user allows you to make contributions directly from directly your PayPal account.
Giving Assistant makes it easy to donate to ACHA! Simply shop online, earn cash back, and donate as much as 30% of your purchase price—Giving Assistant facilitates the whole process. Now, you can help change the world for free while saving money at over 3,000 popular online retailers like JC Penney, Lowe's, and Bed Bath & Beyond!
Check out a complete list of stores and start shopping today!