Volunteer & Fundraise

So many people work diligently year-round to help make a difference in the lives of families affected by congenital heart defects. Whether you donate your own money, give your time, or help fundraise, people like you are at the heart of the work we do. How will you help make a difference?

Fundraise for The Children's Heart Foundation

When you fundraise for The Children’s Heart Foundation, you raise critical funds to help save and improve the lives of people living with CHDs. Click here to download our fundraising opportunities document.

Here are a few fundraising opportunities you can choose through The Children’s Heart Foundation:

  • The Congenital Heart Walk series is the largest walk series solely dedicated to CHD research, uniting supporters of The Children’s Heart Foundation from around the country to help fund CHD research that improves survival, longevity, and quality of life for our community.

  • Do you shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile and support The Children's Heart Foundation every time you shop! When you shop with this link - http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4077528 - Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to The Children's Heart Foundation!

  • Starting a Facebook fundraiser for The Children's Heart Foundation is an easy way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for congenital heart defect research: https://www.facebook.com/fund/TheCHF/

  • Create custom t-shirts on Custom Ink and use The Children's Heart Foundation's landing page to designate us as the beneficiary! You set the pricing and length of the fundraiser - then let us know about it so we can support you! Click the link above to get started.

  • Change My Heart is a fun and easy way to collect spare change and donations to raise funds for research at your school, workplace, stores and restaurants in your community, and more! We can supply guidelines, promotional items, and donation pledge pads – you supply the creativity and outreach to help fund CHD research! If you're interested in hosting a CMH fundraiser, email us at info@childrensheartfoundation.org.

  • The Children's Heart Foundation has partnered with Heart2Heart Coffee as part of their Charity Give Back Program! Every time you make a coffee purchase, and indicate you’d like to donate to The Children’s Heart Foundation, a portion of your purchase supports our critical mission!

    Here’s how it works:
    1. Select your bag(s) of coffee, membership, or K-Cup option.
    2. Select The Children’s Heart Foundation as the Organization you’d like to support.
    3. Heart2Heart Coffee donates to The Children’s Heart Foundation and if you’ve chosen a coffee membership, will donate for the life of your subscription!

    We hope you’ll think of The Children's Heart Foundation the next time you’re looking to purchase coffee!
    Please note, some heart warriors are sensitive to caffeine and should check with their doctor before consuming.

  • The Children’s Heart Foundation has partnered with Helping Hands Charity Services, an organization that helps non-profits by delivering the proceeds from donated cars directly to the non-profit of your choosing! You can help out The Children’s Heart Foundation by donating your car today! Helping Hands takes care of all the heavy lifting for you and us by towing and handling the sale of the vehicle.

  • Do you have a local Food4Less or FoodsCo grocery store you enjoy shopping at? Food4Less grocery stores will now donate a portion of their proceeds to The Children’s Heart Foundation every time you use your Rewards Card!

    Here’s how it works:
    1. Visit www.food4less.com or www.foodsco.net and sign in to your digital account. Don’t have a digital account? You can easily create one.
    2. Go to My Account and click Community Rewards.
    3. Search for The Children’s Heart Foundation.
    4. Select the organization and click “Save”.

  • Host an Event or Fundraiser
    Host an Event or Fundraiser

    Host your own family benefit, walk/run, golf outing, gala, dinner party/barbecue and more. Smaller events can include bake and garage sales, arranging community give back events with local businesses or selling crafts on Etsy. Contact us at info@childrensheartfoundation.org to discuss ideas or brainstorm, and to request our Third Party Fundraising Guidelines.

  • Athletic & Competition-based Fundraising
    Athletic & Competition-based Fundraising

    If you’re participating in a run, walk or other competition, go the extra mile by choosing to support The Children's Heart Foundation's mission! Our nationwide athletic and competition fundraising programs can include just about anything—races, obstacle courses or even book reading competitions—all in an effort to support life-saving research. To get started, email us at info@childrensheartfoundation.org.

Volunteer for The Children's Heart Foundation

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us fulfill our mission of funding life-saving CHD research. Here are a few ways you can get involved and start supporting our efforts:

  • Get involved with one of our local regions. Each region is actively staging fundraising events and could use help planning, finding sponsors, and more.

  • Our Congenital Heart Walk series relies on one invaluable resource: volunteers. With your generous help, we raise money for CHD research and help heart patients, their families and support systems connect with our mission through these events. Committee roles are crucial in planning our walks and day-of event roles help them run smoothly and effectively. Find your local walk in the link above and then visit the "Volunteer" page.

  • General Awareness & Outreach Volunteering

    You can help spread awareness about CHDs and The Children’s Heart Foundation throughout your community. Our local Community Awareness and Relationship Goals help us increase awareness about The Children's Heart Foundation, who we are, what we do and how to get involved. Whether you help organize a local event at a hospital or engage in a community outreach event, we’d love your support!