Host Events & Fundraisers

Share your passion for Keshet with others

There are endless ways that you can raise funds to support Keshet’s work. Whether you want to host a lemonade stand, run a marathon or start a fundraising page, you can make a big difference in creating inclusive communities… and have a great time doing it.

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Ways to raise money and awareness

Host an event

Get your friends together for an event in support of Keshet. Ideas can include shopping nights, fitness classes, cocktail parties, lemonade stands or open houses. We greatly appreciate your interest, and we want to be helpful so we put together materials to get you started.

Organize a drive

Whether it’s the start of the school year, sports league or camp season, Keshet is always in need of additional supplies for programs. We can provide you with a list of items to purchase or collect from your friends. Amazon Wish Lists work great for these purposes.

Host a parlor meeting

Do you have friends who would be interested in learning more about the important work Keshet does in our community? Host a parlor meeting at your home or business. A representative from Keshet will join to discuss Keshet’s mission and ways for people to get involved.

Start a Facebook fundraiser

Facebook makes it easy for your friends to donate to a cause that’s important to you. When you host a Facebook fundraiser, you also bring awareness to the important work that Keshet is doing.

Use a Keshet tzedakah box

Make Keshet part of your family’s or business giving tradition. We can provide you with a Keshet tzedakah box. When it’s full, we can pick it up from you or it can be delivered to Keshet’s Business Office in Northbrook.

Create an online fundraiser

Keshet has the tools to set up a secure web page that allows you to share your story and collect donations for Keshet. These pages are perfect for b’nai mitzvah projects or collecting donations in lieu of gifts for a birthday party or wedding.

Mitzvah fundraising projects

Bar/bat mitzvahs are a great opportunity to collect donations in support of Keshet’s services and programs. This can be done through hosting an event, launching a fundraising campaign or asking guests to make donations to Keshet in honor of the occasion. We’re happy to talk with families about ideas and share past successful examples.


Spotlight: High-Tech Mitzvah Project

By the time he was in 8th grade, Andrew Bersson had been volunteering at Keshet’s Buddy Basketball and Sunday School for many years. For his bar mitzvah project, he combined his commitment to Keshet with his interest in technology. He saw how useful tablets were at Keshet, and launched iDrew, a campaign to raise money to purchase iPads for Keshet. The iDrew campaign was so successful that he raised over $5000 and purchased 10 iPads for use in Keshet’s classrooms.

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