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Host Your Own Event For Our Care Programs

Each year, many generous and dedicated people decide to host their own event to benefit Gilchrist by reaching out to family, friends, neighbors, and customers. This is an easy way to touch the lives of all those who turn to Gilchrist for exceptional care.

Some host your own event fundraising ideas:

  • Garage Sale/Yard Sale
    Hosting a yard sale is a great way to clean out your old clothes and household items while raising money for Gilchrist.
  • Bake Sale
    Bake sales are a fun and easy way to raise funds with your friends or church group.
  • Board Game Tournament
    Board games are back! Set up a tournament and charge each team an entry fee.
  • Benefit Concert
    Do you have some talented musician friends in an acapella group, band or chorus? You could find a local restaurant or friend to host the concert and charge an entry fee at the door.
  • Restaurant Benefit Night
    Ask a local restaurant to give you a percentage of their profits one night during a certain time frame. Ask your friends and coworkers to join you for a happy hour for hospice! Prizes could be raffled or auctioned to make the event more enticing.
  • Jeans Day
    One of the most popular ways to fundraise at work is to encourage your employees to wear jeans or casual clothes for a $5 donation.
  • ______-A-Thons/5k
    A-thon fundraisers – walk, bowling, hula-hoop, etc. and 5k runs are a fun way to involve the local community. You could organize your own or sign up for an existing race/event, and ask friends and family to donate to Gilchrist in your honor. You could ask for donations for every mile you run or walk.
  • Other event ideas: Ice Cream Social, Chili Cook-Off, Golf Tournament or Outing, Corn Hole Tournament, Wine Tasting, Talent Show, Paint Night.

Get creative—mix and match these ideas or come up with your own!

Ready to plan your event to benefit Gilchrist? Download our Third Party Event form.

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Free State Corvette Club
Their Corvette Weekend in Ocean City and other events supports the Gilchrist Kids program.