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Hosting a Community Fundraiser

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches (ALSYR)!

ALSYR welcomes our community's initiatives to help promote awareness and funding for our Ranches! Because of your generous support and efforts, we are able to provide loving homes for Alabama's at-risk children who are facing crisis sitiuations including trauma, abuse, neglect, or abandonment. 

If you or your organization would like to host a fundraising event to benefit the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches, please complete the online Community Fundraiser Registration Form


 Every dollar raised makes a meaningful difference for the children on our Ranches. Whether you are business, rotary or club, school, church, or a concerned citizen, you can create a lasting legacy of helping children in need. Find helpful resources and files below to help you plan your event, or give us a call!

Have Any Questions? 
Contact Pat Downing to help you get started. 

Phone: 334-213-2071

Email: or

Fundraier Ideas: 


Golf Tournament
Bass Tournament
Hunting Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Kickball Tournament
Softball Tournament
Poker or BIngo Tournament
and more!

5Ks and

Fun Runs

Make the most of your fitness by fundraising during your next event! Get your church, company, or community involved in a fun outdoors event by hosting a 5k Walk or Run, a Color Run, Obstacle Course Run, or Family Fun Run. 

Charity Rides

and Poker


Host a motorcycle ride. family bicycle ride, or poker run (with bikes, boats, etc.) for a fun day outdoors that supports a great cause!

Donation Drive

Get your classroom, workplace, church, or community together to collect funds, canned goods, games and sports equipment, books, clothes, household items, or schools supplies for the children on the Ranches!

Media Campaigns

Create a Facebook Campaign, Birthday Fundraiser, or other social media campaign to raise funds and awareness!

Food Festivals and

Charity Dinners

Organize a chili cook-off or BBQ block party/Pig Roast with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors! Or plan a wonderful evening event with food and entertainment to raise funds for the children on the Ranches.

Silent and Live


Reach out to frieds and local businesses for prize donations. Plan a fun evening where people can bid for prizes while giving back to the kids of their community!


Give Backs

Many national restaurant chains offer community fundraising options. Check out Chikfila, Marco's Pizza, Chipolte, Panda Express, Kristpy Kreme, and more!

Galas, Shows,



Charity Galas
Festivals and Fairs
Craft Shows
Holiday Markets
and more!
Create a fun community event benefitting the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches!



Challenge your office to raise a specific dollar amount or offer matching contributions. Celebrate reaching your goal with a pizza party, jeans/spirit day, or after-work social!

Request A


Request a speaker or information table host from the Ranches to come share more about the children and our critical work at your charity event, church, or gathering!

Sports Teams

Host a tournament, plan a kids clinic, or dedicate a game - any sports team can easily participate while enjoying the sport they love! You can also add on raffles, donation drives, concessions, merch sales, or corporate sponsors to multiply your impact! 



Host a virtual event (workout or baking class, Virtual Turkey Trot, Virtual Game Night, etc.) to keep it simple and easy!

Create Your Own!

Don't see an idea that sparks your passion or speaks to your community? Get creative and plan a new event, then share it over social media and email! 


Yard Sale

Get together with your neighborhood or church to donate a portion of the proceeds. If hosting at a church or business, you can also sell vendor spots for a suggested donation of $25. 
Unsold or unneeded items can also be donated to our houses at the Ranches at the end of the event.

Become an


If you would like to help spread awareness for the Ranches, enquire about becoming an advocate. Our advocates can volunteer at our events, educate the public, and solicit donations and raffle items for our annual events.  Contact for more information on becoming an advocate.

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