Ways to Give Community Fundraising

<p>Community Fundraising</p>

Get Involved Your Way

You can help children in our community in a variety of ways.

Every day, people in our community host fundraisers that support Texas Children’s mission to care for every child, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Learn how to host and promote your own event, launch a custom giving page, donate needed items or give your time.

Give time, raise funds

Host an Event

Organize a fundraiser and help needy children with support from our team.

Start a Giving Page

Customize a fundraising page so friends and family can support your efforts.


Give your time and support patients and families throughout Texas Children’s.

Current Community Fundraisers

The Feast of Saint Arnold

Join us on Sunday, July 21, for the 14th Annual Feast of Saint Arnold hosted by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program.

Raise funds for your birthday

Celebrate your birthday with Texas Children’s Hospital by raising funds for pediatric care.

Derricks and Diamonds

This annual slow-pitch softball tournament and gala is a two-day family event supporting Texas Children's Hospital.

Featured Fundraisers Run for a Reason Houston

The Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program connects racers with worthy charities like Texas Children’s. Make every step count by raising funds and awareness of the needs of sick children.

Our Community Fundraising Team helps ensure the success of your fundraiser by:

  • Consulting with you on fundraising and event plans
  • Approving your use of Texas Children’s Hospital name and logo, when appropriate
  • Providing a shareable PDF so you can inform your supporters about the impact their gifts make
  • Providing a letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the fundraiser
  • Providing a limited number of Texas Children’s branded giveaways (if in stock)

We appreciate your gifts of time and talent to help advance our mission. Unfortunately, with limited staff and resources, we cannot provide support for all fundraising activities. We cannot provide the following:

  • Texas Children’s sales tax exemption number or document
  • Insurance or liability coverage
  • Donor and vendor mailing lists
  • Texas Children’s letterhead
  • Funding or reimbursements of expenses
  • Appearances by celebrities or professional athletes
  • Publicity or advertising (press releases, social media, newspaper, radio, television, etc.)
  • Guaranteed attendance of physicians or hospital staff
  • Staff participation at committee or planning meetings
  • Volunteer support at your fundraiser
  • Guaranteed visits or interactions with patients at Texas Children’s

Yes; however, all materials with the Texas Children’s logo or name must be submitted for review and approval by an authorized Office of Philanthropy representative prior to printing and distribution. Proposed events and fundraisers should not be announced or publicized until the Office of Philanthropy has given approval. All publicity materials should clearly state that proceeds benefit Texas Children’s Hospital. Texas Children’s Hospital also reserves the right to approve any and all co-beneficiaries.

No, fundraisers involving raffle sales, prior drawings, and gambling are prohibited, because these are legally regulated by the State of Texas.

No, Texas Children’s staff cannot participate in the sale of event tickets, or solicit event sponsorships or in-kind donations. If you plan to solicit contributions, sponsorships, or in-kind gifts from businesses, the Office of Philanthropy may ask you to furnish a list of potential sponsors for review prior to solicitation. Texas Children’s does not share its mailing or email lists.

No, the sale of shirts or any merchandise (books, T-shirts, etc.) with the Texas Children’s logo on them is prohibited, and we are not able to accept proceeds from these sales.

If funds are raised online, a Texas Children’s representative will work with you to determine the best way to collect proceeds through the Texas Children’s web site. The use of any third-party sites must be approved prior to set-up.

Facebook fundraisers are discouraged. Instead, we urge you to establish a fundraising page and share it on social media. This ensures that all donations made through your page go directly to your fundraiser and that people who support your fundraiser will receive an email from Texas Children’s acknowledging their gift. We are unable to acknowledge receipt of donations made through third-party web pages.

Texas Children’s representatives may be available for your event, but we cannot guarantee this. Please make your request at least 30 days prior to the event.

Please send all net proceeds to Texas Children’s Hospital within 60 days after completion of your fundraiser. Please make checks payable to Texas Children’s Hospital and mail them to:

Texas Children’s Hospital
Office of Philanthropy
Attention: Community Fundraising
PO Box 300630, Suite 6226
Houston, TX 77230-0630

Please review our Community Fundraising Guidelines (PDF) and submit a Community Fundraising request form. Once the form is submitted, please allow seven days for review. We will contact you by email or phone to approve your fundraiser and let you know if we need more information. In some cases, fundraising organizations may be required to enter into a contract with Texas Children’s before the event can occur to further define each party’s respective obligations. 

If you have additional questions about fundraising for Texas Children’s, please contact us at communityevents@texaschildrens.org.

Ready to fundraise for Texas Children's?

If you are considering fundraising for Texas Children’s, let us know by completing our community fundraising form today!