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What makes a great Birthday fundraiser?

Great birthday fundraisers are quite simple to achieve because all you need to do is pick a charity or organization that you want to have some more money and tell your friends and family that they can spend that money that they were going to spend on that gift for you and instead give it to a place that could really use it. And because everyone has a birthday, and people are often inspired by those they love, many times people will then choose to donate their birthdays to charity, creating a chain reaction of people using their birthdays for good. And think, it will all be because you chose to raise money for your birthday. You truly are a great person. Also, if you’re looking to find a cause to get behind, make sure to check out our Explore Causes page to get inspired.

Examples of Birthday Fundraisers

  • By: LOOKING OUT FOUNDATION

    My dearest fans and friends, it's that time of year again!... In honor of my 35th birthday on June 1st, I’d like to encourage you all to contribute to the Looking Out Foundation and help us raise funds for The Story Campaign. In partnership with War Child, The Story Campaign is a sharing of stories from children who have suffered the horrors of war. As I contemplate another year, I watch images of our scenic country roll past the windows of our tour bus and I wonder what innocent children and families living in war zones must see from their windows. We’re hoping you’ll band together with us and make their views a little brighter. This year I’m turning 35, so I’m asking people to donate $35 to The Story Campaign (or whatever you can afford). No amount too small. No child left unheard. Check out our website to find out how you can make an impact. Make music mean more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, xobc

    $5,000
    Goal
    $5,555
    Raised
  • By: EL LUGAR FOUNDATION

    Gary Douglas and Dr Dain Heer share a birthday on May 22nd - but did you know they hate celebrating it? However we know they love El Lugar and desire it to be created way faster than we currently can. Do you think if we raised money on their birthday it would give them cause to celebrate? We think so! So we've planned this top secret fundraiser for them (they have no idea!) to fundraise for El Lugar as their birthday present this year.

    $100,000
    Goal
    $23,888
    Raised
  • By: ONE SIMPLE WISH

    I think kids rock. I want them all to know love & happiness. And sometimes they don't. That's where we jump in. Join me!

    $5,700
    Goal
    $4,450
    Raised
  • By: Natalie Crossley

    My birthday is a week away and while I have everything I could ever want and need...Houston's homeless pets need help! Rescued Pets Movement Inc. (RPM) is a 501(c) organization that provides a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through rehabilitation and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country that have a need for adoptable pets. My family fosters dogs for RPM and this organization is near and dear to my heart and they really need financial support right now. So in honor of my birthday, I am setting a goal of $500 to help get these animals out of BARC and into loving, forever homes! Please consider making a donation for my birthday...together we really can #SaveThemAll Thank you in advance!

    $500
    Goal
    $608
    Raised
  • By: BRIDGES OF PEACE AND HOPE

    Help build a high school at MTS. Give what you can. It's not charity you're giving - it's opportunity. Press donate. You know you want to.

    $40,000
    Goal
    $27,380
    Raised
  • By: susan mcpherson

    Join me in raising funds to support Refugees both in camps and those fleeing for better lives for themselves and their children

    $25,000
    Goal
    $27,376
    Raised
  • By: Ethan Zohn

    Here’s the truth people: I turn 42 on November 12th (according to my stem cell docs, I'm really only three and a half…). I want to celebrate the marathon of my life, and honor all the people who got me to this point, by running two birthday month marathons and raising $42,000 for Grassroot Soccer (GRS). Oy veh! I will be running the TCS NYC Marathon on November 1st and the AMICA Seattle Marathon on November 29th—aided in my efforts by Seattle Genetics and some fly Puma running gear.   This is an opportunity to honor all the folks who helped reassemble my body. My body is bones, flesh and organs, but it’s also my brother Lee’s stem cells, my friend’s platelets, my family's blood transfusions, my doctor’s chemo and targeted hodgkin’s lymphoma therapy, and most importantly it’s strength and spirit sustained by all the virtual hugs and support of family, friends and fans near and far.    Every $50 we donate will send a...

    $42,000
    Goal
    $45,205
    Raised
  • By: Marwan Chahine

    For my 40th birthday please help me raise 4000$ for a orphanage in my hometown Zahle and add a smile to 120 young girls faces.

    $4,000
    Goal
    $6,861
    Raised
  • By: Asmita vaghani

    Please take a moment to read our story about what made us do this.

    $2,000
    Goal
    $2,705
    Raised
  • By: Alida Hammond

    It's my birthday! Help me give back by making a donation on my behalf to two of my favorite charities working steadfast to help the world.

    $1,500
    Goal
    $1,660
    Raised
  • By: Marina Mintz

    Watch one of Kobe's last games as a Laker and help support the important work of the Meso Foundation - www.curemeso.org

    $5,000
    Goal
    $5,301
    Raised
  • By: UNITED4IRAN ORG

    It’s not the cake. Nor the gifts. What would truly brighten my 45th birthday is your investment in my life’s passion: working for a brighter Iran through United for Iran.  As most of you know, I started U4I in 2009 and it is an extension of me, my purpose. I’m hoping, my dear friends and colleagues, to raise $1,125 by my birthday (March 13)— that is 25 folks donating $45. Thanks for making making this birthday special.  Check out the CNN video on the scroll on how United for Iran got started with a bang. At 3:50 they talk about me! At the core of our work is a commitment to support Iran's civil society and defend Iran’s 1200+ political prisoners through grassroots and online campaigns. Love, Firuzeh

    $1,125
    Goal
    $1,369
    Raised



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