Plan a Fundraiser
If you have an idea for a fundraiser please let us know! In addition to supporting our mission, we strive to bring our community together to celebrate friendship and shared activities! Below are past community fundraisers that have brought people together to support Camp Hope:
Run For Hope
Several of our volunteers have combined their love of running with their love of Camp Hope. "Run For Hope" began as a by-the-mile sponsorship, with pledges benefitting Camp Hope. Other past marathons include the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon and University of Illinois Marathon.
Each June, Camp Hope holds a fundraising event at Joe’s Bar in downtown Chicago. The Friday evening event includes a silent auction, raffle and other fun activities. The event is open to all guests, age 21 and over. Tickets are sold through our website. If you are interested in attending, donating an item to our silent auction, or want to get involved, please contact us at CampHopeIllinois@gmail.com . Details for the 2013 Joe’s Bar Event will be available soon.
JoyRide Studios and Zumbthon
In January, Melissa Blake, owner of JoyRide Studios in Highwood, IL sponsored a spin class and post-ride social, with proceeds going to Camp Hope. The spin class fee was waived and attendees made a donation at the door for Camp Hope. For more information on future events contact Melissa at Melissa@joyridecyclestudio.com .
In February Camp Hope sponsored a Zumbathon which provided a fun morning of Zumba! and fun. The event included refreshments and a silent auction.
Hearts for Hope
Hearts for Hope is our online fund raiser that provides scholarships covering our campers registration fees. Families caring for individuals with developmental disabilites face financial challenges. No camper is ever turned away for the inability to cover our minimal registration fee. Look for Hearts for Hope every Valentine's Day through Memorial Day.
In October 2012 Lake Forest Dance Academy sponsored A Day of Movement That Matters. All proceeds were donated to Camp Hope. We would like to thank the creative and talented dancers for their support!