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

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.

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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

McMenamins Friends & Family Night

July 24, 2018 at Kennedy School Courtyard Restaurant

On July 24th, bring everyone you know out for Friends and Family Night in the Courtyard Restaurant for burgers, beers, wine, cocktails, salads, sandwiches, tater tots, the day’s specials, to-go orders, growlers and more – because at the end of the night, 50% of the evening’s total sales are donated to Candlelighters! The more you order, the more is earned for a good cause and they have a great outdoor patio!
Candlelighters is one of six organizations chosen to partner at Kennedy School for 2018. “McMenamins Hotels, Pubs & Breweries is committed to the well-being of our community. Our locations are active proponents in their respective communities, striving to keep our neighborhoods vital. Toward that end, we target opportunities that bring our properties, employees and nonprofit organizations together.”

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!


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.