Community Fundraising

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Are you looking for a way to combine efforts with others in order to make the most impact in the lives of others?

Do you want to host a fundraising event, donation drive or ignite your social circle with the passion to make a difference?

Check out ways you can get started today!


1) 3rd Party Events & Campaigns

Do you have a great idea for an Event to raise funds for a local non-profit helping at-risk and foster children?
Are you wanting to organize a Donation Drive at your organization or in your neighborhood?

We want to partner with you! A few things to think about as you begin planning…

Will you be raising money to benefit the Center?

  • If you’re expecting expenses, are you covering those costs? Or will proceeds from the event help cover costs?
  • Will donations be a part of a ticket price for an event?
  • Are proceeds generated from a service/product you or a business is selling?
  • Will your guests and donors be expecting a receipt from the Center?
  • Do you have a way of promoting your event to a potential target audience?

Based off these answers, we can guide you through next steps!

Will you be collecting items “in-kind” (non-monetary)?

  • Have you checked out our Wish List? These are items that would definitely benefit the children in our programs!
  • Will donors be expecting a receipt and Thank You letter from the Center?

Many donation drives are delivered by the coordinator of the drive and donors do not need a receipt. However, in other cases, some would prefer to have one.
It’s good to know so we can provide you with our Donation Form for donors to fill out individually.

How Do I Start?

Ideas for Fundraising Activities:

  • Bake sale
  • Car wash
  • Birthday or other celebrations
  • Holiday events

Things To Consider:

  • Who will be invited?
  • What’s the budget and what is my end goal for the Center?
  • How is money being raised?
  • If an event, where will it be held and are there any permits or licenses needed?
  • Will you need help organizing the event or day-of volunteers?
  • How will you get the word out and promote the event/activity?

For questions and to submit an Application, please contact:

Karitina Morett
Development Coordinator
(858) 569-3935

2) Social Fundraising

Do you want engage your circle of friends and family in your philanthropic passions? With an online fundraising page, you can start your own “crowd-raising” campaign to support the children at the Center!

There are many ways you can turn celebratory events into online, cause-supporting opportunities:

  • Birthday Party
  • New Year’s Resolution
  • Bar or Bat Mitzvah
  • “Just Because” – a benefit to the San Diego Center for Children

We can help you do that!

To get started, please contact:

Kristi Worley
Senior Development Manager
(858) 634-8342