Thanks for joining us in the 31-Day Challenge! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for breakthrough research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help the kids. Share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Share with family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.


Donate to yourself and kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies. Encourage teammates to do the same. See our Team Fundraising Ideas.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Relatives? Neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on your social media channels.


Send individual emails to each of your family members and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips.

Text Messaging

Do you have family or friends who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message! Be sure to include your fundraising page URL and maybe a fun photo.

2X Your Impact

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

Follow Up

Most people are willing to help but some might need a reminder. Don’t be afraid to follow up and let them know any amount can help!

Thank You, and You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors because without them CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved by following the simple tips below.

Recognize Your Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about CHOP and donate using your personal URL.

Use Hashtags

Use #31Days4CHOP and #ForBreakthroughs in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your progress in miles and fundraising!

Tag Us

Tag @Children’sHospitalofPhiladelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.