Host an Event

Share your commitment to Horizons for Homeless Children with your friends and coworkers by hosting a fundraiser at your home, office, or in your community. Some event ideas include:

Host an event with friends and neighbors. Invite friends and neighbors to an event in your home; serve wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening or consider alternatives like Sunday brunch or afternoon tea. Share a story about your relationship with Horizons for Homeless Children and ask for their support.

Create a shopping event. Ask a local toy store or bookstore to partner with you to invite guests to shop and donate a portion of the proceeds to Horizons for Homeless Children.

Get your children involved. Because we serve a unique population, we have specific needs when it comes to donations. While we do not offer volunteering opportunities to children under 16 years of age, we’ve put together this fun list of opportunities to get your children involved in giving back!

Make a company challenge. Set a fundraising goal for your department or company to hit by a certain date. Create a thermometer to measure your progress as you go, then make sure to take a group photo at the end to celebrate your success and team building.

Throw an alternative party. Make your next birthday, holiday, or other celebration an opportunity to educate your friends and family about child homelessness and about Horizons for Homeless Children. You could ask each guest to bring a gift in the form of a monetary donation, which will be used to help homeless children and families across Massachusetts.