DIY Fundraising

Candlelighters DIY fundraising events are a wonderful and rewarding way to support your friend, family member or co-worker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

Channel your imagination, your ideas and your energy for a purpose.  Your "Do-It-Yourself" event can be anything from a 5k race, golf tournament, auction, host a dinner, scrapbooking party or bake sale.  Let your talents and interests lead you to your own fundraising venture.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jones at or call 503.719.4244

The Golf to Give Challenge

August 17, 2018 at Stone Creek Golf Club

The Golf to Give Challenge focuses on raising funds for a worthy cause while also having a great time. In 2017, our inaugural tournament raised more than $19,000 in an effort to support Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.  Since then we have heard many personal accounts of how Candlelighters has, and continues to support kids and families experiencing childhood cancer. With your support, we are looking forward to building on the success of last year and having another phenomenal day of golf.

The Golf to Give Challenge needs 20 Volunteers for day of tournament help. Sponsorship opportunities are available that start as low as $150 for a tee or green sponsorship. Additionally, in-kind donations are needed for gift bags, raffle and auctions prizes. In 2017, we raised more than 25% of our proceeds from generous in-kind donors. Contact Darren Youngsma at for more information.

Register or learn more by visiting 
Facebook: @golftogivechallenge
Instagram: golftogive

Winco Foods Portland Open

August 16 -19, 2018
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club | Witch Hollow

100% of tournament ticket sales go directly to charities through the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. So be sure and select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer as your preferred charity!

Blue Diamond Street Fest
August 26th, 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages 21+

Blue Diamond Bar & Grill hosts the 1st Annual Blue Diamond Street Fest to benefit Candlelight For Children With Cancer! Come out and celebrate Sonny Hess' 60th Birthday with BBQ, Full Bar, 6 Bands, and Art Vendors. Attendance is FREE with raffles, prizes, and sales being donated to Candlelighters.

2016 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Westside Beer & Soda Festival

September 21st, 4pm-10pm 
September 22nd, 10am-10pm

Hosted by Out of this World Pizza & Deep Space Brewing featuring local westside craft brewers and craft soda makers. A portion of Festival proceeds will benefit Candlelighters For Children With Cancer! Beer and Soda listing will be posted on Festival Website closer to Festival date. Select beer and sodas at the Festival will be available for bottle sale for your enjoyment at home. Food provided by Out of this World Pizza. Activities and music for all ages will be provided throughout the Festival. Sorry, no pets. Only service animals are permitted at the Festival. Candlelighters Families will receive a $5 game card!

Register for your VIP Passports Today!

Opportunities to get involved:

Sponsorship - Collectable glassware and volunteer shirts. 

Performers - looking for live music and street performers (Balloon artists, magicians, face painting, etc) Must be family appropriate.

Volunteers Needed - Beer and soda distributors. Need 50 volunteers.
Contact Don at

14th Annual Kruse Way Rotary Sounds Concert
October 3rd, 5:30pm Reception - 7:00pm Concert 

This year we have another exciting evening to share with you:  The WannaBeatles -- a Grammy nominated group from Nashville -- will entertain you with an "almost" Beatles evening; scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and wine at the reception; the famous Art Bags filled with even better surprises, and "must have" silent auction choices.  All the monies raised will go to our programs to benefit children:  Patrick's Children (bringing education, food, and clean water to children in Uganda); Candlelighter's annual holiday party for children with cancer; scholarships to four and two year colleges; supplies to women's shelter in Portland; and more.  This will be Kruse Way Rotary's 31st year fully organizing, funding, and hosting the Holiday Party for our families. 

Purchase Tickets Here

Coins for Candlelighters

Is a fun, easy way to raise money to support families affected by childhood cancer.  Your loose change supports our Emergency Financial Assistance Program, Scholarships to cancer survivors, toys for children and teen specific items, food for the hospitals pantries and hot-catered meals.  We partner with schools, businesses and community groups to execute this program.

Click Here To Become A Champion For Your School

Kids Helping Kids

Looking for a fun way to help increase awareness of the impacts of childhood cancer and raise funds to help more families locally?  KIDS HELPING KIDS is a part of our COINS FOR CANDLELIGHTERS program that teaches service learning, character education and charity in schools where students gain the unique experience of kids helping kids through a coin collection fundraiser.

You make a connection with your local school and we give you all the tools to implement a program.  For additional details contact the Candlelighters office at 503 719-4244 or email Jennifer Jones at


BottleDrop is an easy and earth friendly system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon.  Just by recycling you can trigger a donation to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer.  Just Stop by any BottleDrop center and select Candlelighters as your charity of choice!

Create A Facebook Fundraiser 

 Visit, click “Raise Money,” and select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer for your fundraiser.  Starting the fundraiser is easy, share with your friends and get donations.  This is a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday or honor a loved one and tell their story.