School Fundraising

As a nonprofit medical center, Lurie Children's depends on the generosity of our community to care for kids. Hosting a fundraiser at your school is a great way to engage kids and families, teach the importance of giving back and help to support other children who are experiencing a difficult time.

Engaging students in fundraising activities for Lurie Children's offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond monetary contributions. Participation in philanthropic endeavors fosters a sense of empathy and compassion in students, instilling values of kindness and social responsibility from an early age. Beyond the financial impact, students develop essential life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and organizational abilities through planning and executing fundraising events. Additionally, being part of a collective effort to support pediatric healthcare builds a strong sense of community within the school. Moreover, students witness firsthand the positive impact their efforts have on the lives of young patients and their families, creating a profound connection to the broader community and instilling a lifelong commitment to making a positive difference in the world

Ways your school can make a difference for Lurie Children's

Dance Marathon

Join the Dance Marathon movement! Celebrate your school, have fun and do some good! Dance Marathons are a great fit for K-12 and collegiate schools to show your support in helping sick children and their families. The program unites your entire school together to fundraise and make a meaningful difference.  

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Extra Life

Play Games, heal kids! The Extra Life Chicago community is made up of 380+ gamers who play games to raise funds for the patients and families of Lurie Children’s. National Extra Life Game Day is celebrated by over 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on the first Saturday in November, but you can sign up and game any day of the year. Stream, have a board game night with family and friends or go outside and play sports – you choose your own adventure with Extra Life. 

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Create Your Own School Fundraiser

Our Community Fundraising program provides a range of support to help classrooms, schools or youth-lead organizations create a unique fundraiser that works best for them. From talent shows, coin drives, athletic events, and bake sales – the fundraising ideas are endless when supporting our patients and families. 

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Superhero Day

Superhero Day is not just a costume party – it's a chance to be a real-life hero for children battling illnesses. We're calling on schools, students, and staff to come together, fundraise, and show our patients that they’re not fighting alone. 

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Contact Us

Contact us for more information or to start your school fundraiser! | 312.227.7263