Getting patients well, keeping them well, and focusing on a cure
Do I Have CGD?
After Being Diagnosed
General Information about CGD
Support for Parents/Patients
Wish Foundations
Kids/Teens/Young Adults
Doctor Visits & Hospitalizations
Specific Infecting Organisms
Drug Therapies
Specific Disease Help
Your Time in the Hospital
Financial Help
Sibling Support
Updates on CGD Patients (2011)
Updates on CGD Patients (2013)
Professional PID Links
Awarded Grants
Clinical Trials
Contact & Nonprofit Info
Bringing the Fun into Fundraising for CGD Research
Send your fundraising activity with pictures to the CGDA to post
Artistic – design greeting cards; calligraphy for weddings, graduations; create masks/costumes for Halloween
Auction – combine it with a dinner/dance (everyone bring a gift to auction off); solicit prizes from local businesses/individuals
Bake, book or garage sale – ask 4 or 5 friends to help
BBQ/cookout/fish fry – get volunteers to cook/ask grocery stores to donate food items/can promote to general community
Bike race
Birthday party – donations instead of gifts
Bottle and can deposits – collect through school or work and redeem them for the deposits
Bowl-a-thon – get sponsors to pay a couple of cents per pin for three games/participants pay $25 to cover bowling, shoes, refreshments, etc.
Candy bar sales
Caribbean Bash – cocktail hour, buffet dinner, extraordinary raffle, silent auction
Car wash
Casino night or a raffle
Challenge campaign – tell people you’ll give $5 for every $25 donation or match every $10 gift up to ten gifts/this can be combined with another fundraising event
“Change” the World – ask 5-10 people to save all their change for 3-5 months/you’d be surprised to find how much you’ve raised
Charitable groups or foundations – contact local groups/many hold fundraisers and are looking for groups to donate to – Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary clubs, etc.
Charity Ball
Childhood collections – consider selling a collection/coins, stamps, rocks, toy ships, rockets, arrowheads dolls
Church and other religious groups – some have funds for worthy nonprofits
Coin Cans – place in areas where people have pocket change, such as gas stations, convenience stores, work, markets/decorate outside of can and have the charity name and IRC 501C(3) nonprofit corporation information
Comedy night
Cookbook sale
Craft fair
Dinner dance
Dinner ideas – spaghetti dinner (charge $10 per person & feed 50 or more people); fancy dinner at someone’s home (serve unusual or gourmet food or have special entertainment/charge $25 or more per person & have 20+ guests); progressive dinner (1st home cocktails/hors d’ oeuvres, 2nd soup or salad, 3rd main course, last dessert – could have a limousine to carry guests from house to house); wine/cheese party
Fashion show
Galas and cocktail receptions – to raise money for research/enlist the help of local celebrities to host the event/it can draw a lot of new local people to accelerate CGD research
Game night
Garage/yard sale – ask your neighbors to donate and that you’ll sit all day if they’ll donate half to CGDA or put ads in local newspapers for donated items/make it clear that proceeds go to charity & that sale items are tax deductible/offer to pick up donated items/provide information about CGD before & at the sale/consider this an annual event
Garden party
Getaway – if you have a vacation home & would like to rent it out where the proceeds can be donated to the CGDA
Golfing event
Head shave
Hike and bike events
“I’ll Do It” auction – organize someone’s papers, shop for all birthday, holiday, baby shower gifts, etc.
Jewelry for sale
Karaoke night
Krispy Kreme sales -
Lemonade stand
Letter drive – mailing letters to friends/family for year-end charitable giving
Make A Wish – sell stars for $1.00 (or any amount) a piece/their name goes on the star & they are hung on a wall
Memorial run/walk
Neighborhood fun walk
Other “athons” – walkathons, bike-athons, dance-athons, swim-athon, bowl-athon basketball tournaments/may want to enlist the help of local civic organizations and will want to work with the police department for support/local businesses can be involved/collect pledges for how far they walk, bike, swim, etc.
Photos and stories of CGD patient/families for publication in magazines/newspapers with address of CGDA
Plant sale – start flowers & vegetables from seed and sell them
Potluck dinner – invite 20+ friends, each bringing a food dish, who will contribute $30
Quiz night
Racing event
Raffle – ask local businesses to donate goods, services, free dinners, grocery certificate, haircuts, electronics, etc. and raffle these gifts
Recycling collection
Resolve to quit a bad habit for a good cause – quit smoking on condition friends will donate to CGDA or get them to donate up to 30 days for everyday you don’t smoke/could also do this for exercising/not eating sugar, etc.
Rubber duck race – attach #’s to ducks
Scavenger hunt
Service clubs – donations from sororities, support groups, bridge clubs
Service sale – baby sitting, housecleaning, yard work, house painting
Ski for CGD
Sporting event
Sundae party – ice cream social on hot, summer afternoon/could involves kids as a fundraiser
Swim for CGD
Teach what you know – lead or get someone to lead a nature walk, architectural tour, historic tour, sailing or rafting trip, horseback ride – charge $15-25 per person or charge $35 and provide lunch/teach a seminar: gourmet cooking, organic gardening, cat care, dog grooming, starting your own business/charge $20-50 per person with a goal of 20-30 people
“Tour to Cure” – Transamerica bike tour
Tupperware – have a sale with a portion of proceeds going to CGDA
Valentine’s Day card fundraiser
Volleyball tournament
Volunteer with translations of the CGDA website