Fundraising for Kids

Encouraging children to donate to charitable causes is a great way to teach about caring and compassion from an early age. In recent years, there have been plenty of remarkable stories of young people spotting a need and getting involved, even when they have little to give.

Sometimes, there are creative approaches that young people take to fundraising. For instance, a group at Ardrey Kell High School in south Charlotte collected donations of gently used prom dresses, then sold them at the school library as a benefit for Levine Children’s Hospital. They raised nearly $10,000. In 2013, a local fundraising event called “Cougars 4 Cancer” (shown below), spearheaded by a Charlotte-area high-school student, raised more than $9,000 to support bladder cancer research at Levine Cancer Institute.

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We are grateful for any level of support from children. Many choose to fundraise through our Make Change for Kids program, which benefits Levine Children’s Hospital.

Some of the more common ideas have included:

  • Lemonade stands
  • Car washes
  • Collecting donations in lieu of gifts (for birthdays, holidays, bar/bat mitzvahs)

We are happy to speak with anyone who wants to organize a fundraiser on behalf of Atrium Health. For more information email: Please review our third-party fundraising guidelines and application form here.

Introducing the Young Ambassadors Program

Atrium Health Foundation has teamed up with former Carolina Panther, Mike Rucker to create the Young Ambassadors program. This program recognizes youth-fundraisers who are making a significant impact on healthcare in our community through fundraising efforts that benefit Atrium Health facilities and areas of fundraising.

Whether through a lemonade stand or a 5K, an initiative that raises $100 or $1,000, the Young Ambassadors program is an important way to recognize and thank our young community members who are making a difference at Atrium Health.