We receive many inquiries about how families can get their younger children involved with Horizons. While we have limited volunteer opportunities due to the sensitive nature of the children we serve, we have compiled a list of child-friendly fundraising ideas that you and your family can use to get involved and give back.
Celebrate with a Child
Turn your special day (birthday, bar mitzvah, graduation, etc.) into a fundraiser for Horizons! Ask your guests to make a donation or request that they bring diapers, wipes, or gift cards to the children and families we serve.
Play with a Child
Create a friendly sports competition with an entry fee that raises funds for Horizons. This could be anything from capture the flag to kickball. Let the competition begin and help support the 16,000 homeless children under the age of five in Massachusetts!
Work with a Child
Coordinate a bake sale or lemonade stand, babysit, mow lawns, shovel snow, pet-sit—you name it—and donate a portion or all of your earnings to Horizons.
Run with a Child
Host a fun run! Start a walk/run in your hometown or register for an already established race, ride, or color run as a way to support the children at Horizons.
Read to a Child
Collect new books for children 0-6 years old. Purchase your favorite book or buy one of our suggested books and help start a child along the path toward success at school.
Create with a Child
Make your own event! Host a Spoof Olympics or a Scavenger Hunt and collect donations from friends and family to participate. Organize an event at your school (with permission), like a dance or concert, and sell tickets or ask for a donation at the door.