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Community Fundraising

One of the best ways to support Women’s Center & Shelter is through community fundraisers. Whether you’re collecting cash, gift cards, or essential items for our shelter residents, a community fundraiser is a great way to show your support and dedication to the people who depend on WC&S’ services.

Get Started Now Read our Community Fundraiser Agreement, which contains important guidelines and requirements for planning a fundraiser on WC&S' behalf.

Complete a Community Fundraiser Proposal and get approved to host your fundraiser!

What is a community fundraiser? A community fundraiser is led by volunteers, rather than WC&S staff. WC&S will provide limited support but the planning, execution and responsibility for the event is taken on by the volunteer(s) planning it.

What kind of community fundraiser should I plan? There are tons of wonderful fundraising ideas to choose from. Some examples include:

  • Host a donation drive at your work for gift cards or items from our Urgent and Essential Needs list
  • Host a benefit dinner for WC&S
  • Host a house party and ask your guests to donate a “cover charge”
  • Host a concert or comedy night
  • Create a social media fundraiser and raise money online

Who can plan a community fundraiser? Anyone! WC&S is regularly the recipient of fundraisers held by:

  • Corporations/Departments
  • Community Organizations
  • Small Businesses
  • Restaurants
  • School Groups
  • Church Groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Musicians
  • Groups of Friends and Family

For questions or assistance with a current fundraiser, please contact us at community@wcspittsburgh.org.