Host a Fundraiser

Know the Legal Guidelines for Fundraisers

Seattle Children’s needs and appreciates your support! As a community fundraiser, we know you’ll represent the very best of what Seattle Children’s stands for by following these guidelines. We also want to be sure all your efforts pay off and that we are able to accept all the funds that you raise.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Seattle Children’s is unable to advance money, solicit sponsorship revenue or sell tickets on behalf of your group.
  • Printed materials and other materials should state that your event is benefiting Seattle Children’s.
  • All necessary permits and certificates of insurance required by city ordinance or otherwise are the responsibility of the fundraising group.
  • Seattle Children’s does not hold a raffle license. If you are a nonprofit (school, church or charity) and wish to conduct a raffle, you must obtain your own license. For more information, please contact the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) or call 800-345-2529. Please note that, per WSGC regulations, private citizens and businesses cannot conduct raffles.
  • Due to confidentiality commitments, Seattle Children’s is unable to release patient, family, donor, volunteer, employee, physician or other mailing lists for the purpose of solicitation of funds or participation in your event or project.
  • Seattle Children’s is unable to support vending machine fundraising opportunities due to the resources required to respond to the service, theft, replenishment and tracking of individual machines.
  • Seattle Children’s requires that individuals under the age of 18 have a mentor or adult advisor to oversee the coordination of a school or community event or project.
  • If circumstances warrant, Seattle Children’s may opt out as a beneficiary of the event, promotion or project at any time with no obligation.