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School Fundraising Ideas

Whether you’re a student, parent or teacher, you can start a fundraiser to help end childhood cancer.

Choose a Fundraiser

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Why start a fundraising campaign for St. Jude at your school?

St. Jude Youth Fundraisers
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Classroom connections

Our youth fundraising programs enrich existing educational, fitness and character-building lessons.

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Kids helping kids

Students can fundraise and make a difference in the lives of other children battling cancer.

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Easy to start

We'll give you tools to quickly and easily create your own fundraising campaign.


Choose which fundraising program is best for you

We have several programs to choose from when deciding which school fundraisers might be most appealing to students and their families. Though you can always raise funds for St. Jude however you like, our programs are geared toward age, depending on if you or your students are in elementary, middle school, high school or college.

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St. Jude Trike-A-Thon | Preschool and daycare
Teach young children bike safety and the importance of helping others.


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K – 8th grade math

St. Jude Math-A-Thon | K – 8th grade
Guide students in improving their academic skills while they fundraise for kids just like them.


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K – 8th grade

St. Jude EPIC Challenge | K – 8th grade
Unleash your creativity to help St. Jude kids with this inventive fundraising program.

EPIC Challenge

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High school

High School Programs | 9th – 12th grades
Encourage students to develop as leaders and raise support for St. Jude during spirit weeks.

High School Fundraisers

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Collegiate opportunities
From Greek life to fundraising with friends, there are multiple ways to bring the St. Jude mission to your campus.

College Fundraisers

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Create your own event

All ages
Design your own fundraiser to teach students the importance of helping others.

Create A Fundraiser


Access more free lesson plans and support St. Jude kids by hosting a school-based fundraiser.

Free Lesson Plans


Your school can make an impact

Bailey has been battling cancer for three years. But with the help of St. Jude, she's now ready to begin third grade.

We’re so grateful for the kindness and generosity of the people who help support St. Jude. They enable the doctors and researchers to continue their work.

Bailey's mother, Ashley

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

Your fundraising efforts help us continue our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

St. Jude patient Bailey, age 8, kidney cancer


Need some inspiration?
View photos of fundraisers at other schools

Questions? Call us at (800) 713-0212
Can’t fundraise at school? You can still get involved.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

You can also start a fundraiser on Facebook or get some inspiration from this list of 40 fundraiser ideas.
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What is school fundraising?

School fundraising is an organized attempt to raise money toward a financial goal. A fundraiser can be organized to contribute to the school or its programs, or it can be used to contribute to a charitable cause.

Working collaboratively to raise funds can be unifying for the school community and provide opportunities for people to contribute to causes they care about.