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High school fundraising ideas

Start a meaningful tradition. Get your whole school involved in fun service opportunities by partnering with St. Jude, and you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer.

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Fundraising ideas for high schools

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High school fundraising ideas for St. Jude

Join one of our fundraisers, and help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


Sports and fitness high school fundraisers

Get healthy with sports and fitness fundraisers, all while helping St. Jude kids and their families.

  • St. Jude Run/Walk: Sign up for the St. Jude Run/Walk to fundraise for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Run: Fundraise with one of our established runs, or create your own for the kids at St. Jude.
  • Create your own: Create your own fitness-based fundraiser to raise money in whatever way you love to move!
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Fundraisers during the school day

Use a school day to raise money for the kids of St. Jude.

  • No uniform day: Students can donate $1 to opt out of uniforms for the day and raise money for St. Jude kids.
  • Holiday grams: Send candy or flowergrams to other students and donate the proceeds to St. Jude.
  • Penny drive: Have a jar of extra pennies? Why not give that spare change a purpose and donate it to save the lives of kids around the world?
  • Read-a-thon: Students can get sponsors to donate for each page they read and raise money for St. Jude

After-school high school fundraising ideas

Fundraise outside of school hours and have some fun while supporting our lifesaving mission!

  • Dance marathons: Grab comfortable shoes and, for every hour spent dancing, raise money for kids around the world.
  • Teen galas: Get dressed up and host a gala to support the mission of St. Jude.
  • Game nights: Play trivia, bingo, board games and more for a good cause.
  • Car wash: Host a weekend car wash and raise money to save children’s lives.
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Fundraising makes a difference at St. Jude

Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. The funds you raise help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - so they can focus on helping their child live.

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