Fundraising Activities

By gathering family and friends who want to help make a difference, participating in fundraising events increases support for GACI Global, as well as builds awareness about Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy and ARHR2.  The following is a list of potential fundraising ideas.

Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Instead of gifts, this year ask for your friends and family to donate to GACI Global!  Click here to create your birthday fundraiser.

Are you doing a Sponsored Walk or Marathon?

Please consider nominating GACI Global as your charity for your next sponsored event.  Click here to create a Facebook fundraiser for your event.

Walk/Run/Bike-athon

A walk-a-thon, run-a-thon, or bike-a-thon is a type of fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course.  They are similar to other physical activity based fundraising events, such as marathons and cycling races, but they are usually non-competitive and lower intensity.  This is ideal for inspiring broad-based community support as you can target participants from a wide range of ages and physical ability.  You can find more information on how to organize a walk-a-thon or similar event here.

5K Race

5Ks are currently the most popular type of running event.  These races are an effective way to attract people to a race as it is a fairly manageable distance.  You can find more information on how to organize a fun 5K race here.

Charity Auction

Charity Auctions are a fun and engaging way to fundraise.  There is a lot of flexibility in this type of fundraising as you can organize live or silent in-person auctions or even an online auction.  You can solicit auction items from a variety of places so that you can appeal to a wide audience.  You can find more information on how to organize a charity auction here.

Bowling Fundraiser

Bowling fundraisers appeal to everyone from elementary school students to seniors!  This type of event is active, social, and fun!  You can find more information on how to organize a bowling fundraiser event here.

Corporate Sponsorship/Employer Matching Donations

If you are planning an event, consider asking your place of employment to be a sponsor of the event.  Also, many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees.

Other Ideas

  • Bake Sale
  • Car wash
  • If your school/organization/place of employment has a dress code, you could have a day where people can donate a small amount (for example, $5) in exchange for the option to wear jeans or casual dress.

Are you having an event that you’d like to let the GACI Global community know about?  Are you interested in organizing a fundraiser to benefit GACI Global?  Email contact@gaciglobal.org to find out more about how GACI Global can support your efforts.