The Hope & Healing Network is an opportunity for you to give hope to children and families throughout Chicago and the world. As a supporter, you will have your own personal fundraising page to share with others, send emails to get others involved, and track your progress.

Our 5-step easy guide to fundraise for kids:

1. Pick the fundraiser that is right for you. DIY fundraising allows you to combine your passion for helping kids with your interests. Below are excellent options to start your fundraising journey:

Host an Event:
Want friends and family to come together to host a fundraiser for Comer Children’s? Organize a golf outing, bake sale, sports event, or happy hour!

Honor an Individual:
Do you have a nurse, doctor, or child life specialist at Comer Children’s that provided excellent care to you or a family member? Or do you know a family member or friend seeking treatment at Comer Children’s? Honor your special person through a fundraiser!

Donate your Birthday:
Happy Birthday! Throwing a birthday fundraiser is a perfect way to honor your special day by asking friends and family to help make a difference in kids’ lives!

Plan a Virtual Fundraiser:
Comer Children’s treats many patients and families hailing from all over Illinois, the nation, and even around the world. If you are looking to gather your friends and family around the globe, a virtual fundraiser is a great start!

Create a Memorial Page:
Paying tribute to a loved one is a deeply inspiring way to give back to Comer Children’s.

Celebrate a Life Event:
Celebrating a wonderful milestone — like a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, graduation, anniversary, or retirement — by asking relatives and friends to make a gift to Comer Children’s is an amazing way to make an impact to help kids.

2. Create your fundraiser page and set a fundraising goal! Don’t forget to tell your story of why you are fundraising. Your family and friends will want to hear why you are passionate about Comer Children’s!

3. Share your fundraising page in emails and social media posts! And, don't forget to tag @UChicagoMedComer on Facebook and @UChicagoMed on Twitter.

4. Ask, ask, and ask! Don’t be afraid to ask for donations from family and friends. Because, who wouldn’t want to help kids’? Pro tip: Don’t forget to send thank you notes to family and friends. You can even send thank you notes through the platform!

5. Have fun! Remember that you are fundraising for kids in Chicago and throughout the world.