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Many local businesses and organizations choose to participate as a group in the Foundation’s established events, sponsor an event or organize their own. To see an up-to-date calendar of events, please click here.
Feeling more creative? Consider organizing your own fundraising event. Here are some examples of how organizations have created events to help Children’s Hospital Foundation:
Representatives from Kohl’s Department Stores presented Children’s Hospital Foundation with a $65,337 donation to fund the Kohl’s Dental Outreach Program during the 2013-2014 school year. The check presentation was made during the Foundation’s Fire Prevention and Dental Health Day in October. The 2013 gift brought Kohl’s cumulative total to more than $1 million.
In January 2000 when Jessica Morgan presented the first Virginia Dance Festival, she wanted to build a bond with the dance community while supporting a local charity. That year, 12 groups performed at an area high school and raised #3,771 for Children’s Hospital Foundation. On January 18, 2014, the Virginia Dance Festival Celebrated its 15th year with an event that showcased more than 400 dancers representing 33 dance troupes. The event was held at downtown’s CenterStage and raised more than $21,000, bringing the total to $165,000 in 15 years.
Any night of the week, you can find members of the Central Virginia Dart Association (CVDA) playing darts at one of 12 restaurants that sponsor the traveling dart league, which has three 10-week seasons per year as well as weekday luck-of-the-draw and weekend events. For the last 35 years, the CVDA has hosted a national tournament each June that is sanctioned by the American Dart Organization and has partially benefited Children’s Hospital Foundation, raising a total of $85,300 during that time.
On December 21, 2013, 90 of the area’s top high school football players took the field at Randolph-Macon College’s Day Field for an all-star game in a north of the river versus south of the river format. The Saturday afternoon event, sponsored by The Touchdown Club of Richmond and held a week after the state football championships, was attended by more than 3,000 fans and raised $5,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In 2012, Baker’s Crust, the Virginia-based restaurant and bakery with six locations between Richmond and Virginia Beach, initiated a company-wide fundraising campaign called Color Me Caring. Designed to make a bigger impact on the community, the campaign involves customers and employees to really make a difference with national and local charities. The 2013 Color Me Caring event included 30-day fundraising campaigns with a special menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts, which when ordered from, provides a one dollar per item donation to the selected charity. Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) was the beneficiary of May’s Color Me Caring event at the two Richmond and one Williamsburg area Baker’s Crust locations, receiving $3,066 from direct donations and special menu item orders.