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St. Jude patient Kenadie flashes a heart sign as she and her brother sit on their mom's knees.

St. Jude patient Kenadie with her family


How to give to St. Jude without donating

Donating isn’t the only way to support your favorite causes. You can help St. Jude save the lives of kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases in whichever way is right for you. 

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How to support charities without donating money

While donations are critical for charities like St. Jude, there are many ways outside of monetary contributions you can show your support. From fundraising to volunteering to participating in events, we've outlined some options to help you get started.



Fundraising is collecting voluntary contributions from the general public and donating them to charity. When you fundraise, you're dedicating your time and energy to a cause while still making a monetary impact. Here some ways you can fundraise for St. Jude.

St. Jude patient Liliana walks through the halls of St. Jude hand-in-hand with her mom and sister.

Create your own fundraiser

Use what you love to raise funds for St. Jude. Are you an avid reader? Do you enjoy fitness or spending time outdoors? Consider creating a fundraising event around your passions. Once you’ve chosen your idea, you can sign up and get started

Create Your Own Fundraiser

St. Jude patient Beckett stands triumphant with a smile and flexed muscles during his No More Chemo party.

Play video games

Play games and create content with St. Jude PLAY LIVE, a global video game charity event fundraising campaign for the kids of St. Jude. Have fun, win prizes and help saves lives.

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St. Jude patient Keegan stands in a colorful outfit at a St. Jude Walk/Run.

Attend a fundraising event near you

Find an event, livestream or virutal fundraiser near you, and help raise money for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Find an Event

St. Jude patient Eri'elle sits with a smile as her mom looks on and her grandma kisses her cheek.

Fundraise through Facebook

With just a few clicks, you can raise money for St. Jude directly through Facebook. Log into your Facebook account to get started.

Fundraise on Facebook


Charity volunteering

When looking for how to support charities without donating money, the easiest option may be volunteering your time and skills. Here are some ways you can volunteer for St. Jude

St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate is pulled through the hospital in a red wagon by her mom.

On-campus volunteer opportunities 

Working in the Kay Kafe, rolling the St. Jude Happy Cart through the hospital halls and providing support in the Child Life Playroom are just a few of the amazing on-campus volunteer opportunities available to St. Jude supporters.  

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Two St. Jude volunteers smile and wave to the camera.

Off-campus volunteer opportunities 

Our campus is located in Memphis, Tenn., but we have volunteering opportunities all over the country. From helping with events to virtual volunteering, you can volunteer for St. Jude wherever you are!

Volunteer Locally


Other ways to help

Check out some of the other ways you can make a difference in the lives of St. Jude kids without donating money.


Read and share our stories of hope

Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer. Together, we can save more lives. Learn more about our patients and their inspirational stories. 


Send a free card and message to St. Jude kids

Bring a little extra hope to St. Jude kids by sending them a free e-card. Choose a design, then select a prewritten message or write one of your own. Cards are available year-round, with additional options for special times of year, like the holiday season and Valentine's Day. Send as many as you like! 


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