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Family Fundraiser
Events & Ideas

If you are interested in helping CCA through a fundraising event, please contact  about ideas that have been used successfully by families and friends. We are also happy to hear of creative new ways to raise funds!

Your hobby, talent or great ideas can be turned into a fundraiser. Team up with friends or family to have a show, sale or contest. Everyone has a talent or hobby. Do it yourself, involve the entire family or get a group of friends together. Be creative and have fun!

CCA families who reach the goal of netting $5,000 or more during the calendar year are awarded a free hotel stay at the upcoming Annual Family Retreat.  Participants must sign up with Jill in CCA’s Development office to add prospective rooms to the retreat budget. (Now fundraising for 2017 Retreat.)

Please contact if you or your family/friends would like to put on an event to benefit CCA.

See CCA Retreat Reward information and Participation Agreement required for free retreat room below. Also see Fundraising Guidelines below for review.

Face-to-face Solicitation — Share CCA’s mission with the company you work for and other businesses in your community. Ask for donations or ask them to match funds you raise.


Denim Days — Coordinate with your human resources office at work to charge $5 or more per person to where jeans on a particular day (typically Friday).


Friends and Family Letter — Send a fund-raising letter to family, friends and associates.


Cash Containers — Place containers provided by CCA in local stores.


Neighborhood Door-to-Door Walk — Collect donations in your neighborhood.


School Project — Organize a fundraising project for your child’s class or school.


Walk-athon, Hop-athon, Cartwheel-athon or Hula-Hoop-athon — Organize children, work associates and/or friends and have them take pledges per mile walked.


Bike-athon — Organize children, work associates and/or friends and have them take pledges per mile ridden.


“Put On A Happy Face” Event — One-day event for families including face painting, balloons, food, games, etc.


Kitchen Shutdown — Obtain donations of dinners from seven local restaurants and raffle a week’s worth of meals.


Craft Fair — Obtain donated space from a school, church, mall or vacant retail space and sell space to local crafters. Sell food, balloons, face painting, etc.


Car Wash — Ask local merchant to provide space and water.


Yard Sale — Ask neighbors, friends and/or family to join in a yard sale.


Car Rally — Type out directions for a route using visual icons. Charge entry fees. Have a picnic at the end of the day and present prizes.


Motorcycle Run — Ask local Harley Club to hold a fundraiser for you.


Dog Show, Horse Show, Car Show — Collect entry fees. Ask local dog/horse/car club members to judge. It may be that there are shows going on in your area. You could get them to donate proceeds.


Golf Tournament — Give a nice donated gift to the closest to the hole at a driving range. Charge a dollar a ball.


Fishing Derby — Collect entry fees and give prizes for the most total pounds and largest fish.


Chili (Tofu, Crawfish, Lobster) Cook-off — Locate an appropriate space and give prizes for the best, most creative, etc.


Sports Tournament — Softball, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis— Charge an entry fee, get corporate sponsors, give prizes.

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Children's Craniofacial Association
is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. CCA's mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.

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