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Peer to Peer and Personal Fundraising

Become a Cradle Champion

You can help support vital Cradle programs by sharing your story as a Cradle Champion peer-to-peer fundraiser. Cradle donors have organized campaigns to request donations to The Cradle in lieu of gifts to honor birthdays, adoption days, weddings, anniversaries, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, or other special occasion. Please contact vkarcher@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227 if you’d like to coordinate a custom fundraiser to benefit The Cradle.

Each year, The Cradle raises more than half of its gifts from individuals between October and December. Cradle Champions help us raise those funds on Giving Tuesday (a national day of philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) by introducing The Cradle to new friends who can give to support fun challenges throughout the day.

Please contact jleist@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227 if you’d like to participate virtually in The Cradle Giving Tuesday this year.

For instructions on signing up and tips for running an effective campaign, check out our 2023 Fundraising Toolkit.

Giving Through Other Platforms

We appreciate efforts to raise funds via Facebook—but please note that when you fundraise through Facebook, your gift is not tax deductible. We’d love to work with you to create your own fundraiser in other ways. For more information, contact The Cradle’s development office at cradlefoundation@cradle.org or call 847-733-3227.

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The Cradle’s support for all those touched by adoption is made possible by our community.


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