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.
Poker or BIngo Tournament
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.
Host a motorcycle ride. family bicycle ride, or poker run (with bikes, boats, etc.) for a fun day outdoors that supports a great cause!
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!
Create a Facebook Campaign, Birthday Fundraiser, or other social media campaign to raise funds and awareness!
Food Festivals and
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!
Many national restaurant chains offer community fundraising options. Check out Chikfila, Marco's Pizza, Chipolte, Panda Express, Kristpy Kreme, and more!
Festivals and Fairs
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 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!
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!
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.