RALLY KIDS AROUND YOUR CAUSE
- 20% donated on all fundraiser events now through November 2022.
- Promotional materials prior to the event.
- Total Sales include dine-in, delivery & carryout orders!
GET STARTED PLANNING YOUR FUNDRAISER
- Pick a Date
Monday-Friday, 3 - 9 p.m.
Request a weeknight (Monday – Friday) to host your fundraising event. Eligible non-profit organizations must directly benefit children’s causes up to the age of 12 and have over 75 participating members. Only authorized personnel within your organization should request an event.
- Book Your Event
Submit a request online or contact one of our fundraising agents at 1-888-CEC-4FUN. To give us time to prepare—and you time to recruit attendees—three weeks’ advanced notice is required! You will be asked to provide a copy of your organizations 501c3, W-9, and a copy of your mission statement.
- Promote The Fundraiser
When we’ve added your event to our calendar, you’ll receive an email with tools designed to help you get people through the doors on your fundraiser night. Resources include: printable flyers (in English and Spanish), customizable graphic templates and online invitations powered by Punchbowl.
- Host Your Event
Have a FUN-tastic time knowing that a portion of all sales generated from family and friends in attendance will be donated back to your organization. This includes all food, merchandise and token deals purchased at sign-ups!
- Profit from the Fundraiser
Almost immediately you can put funds towards helping children at your non-profit, since your donation check will be mailed out within 14 business days.
HOW FUNDRAISING WORKS AT CHUCK E. CHEESE
Who knew fundraising for a good cause could be all fun and games? At Chuck E. Cheese it can! Planning an event at our restaurant is easy from start to finish. Plus, since we understand our success in the community is dependent on yours, we’re here to help every step of the way.
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Round Up a Solid, Engaged Volunteer Base
If you’re passionate about your cause, it’s likely it won’t take much to generate that same passion among others. But there’s no need to go at it alone! Gather other volunteers from your non-profit, including board members, to help get the word out. Even have your kids (and theirs) promote the event to classmates, youth groups or sports team members.
Pick a Catchy Name
One of the key ways to raise more funds for your organization is to give your event a compelling name that helps you tell your story about who you are and what you’re hoping to accomplish. To make it easy to remember and reference, keep it succinct. We also recommend choosing kid-friendly event names that rhyme, are a play on words or use alliteration.
Know Your Audience and Tailor Your Message to Them
While you can send out bulk invites to everyone you know—and maybe they’d all be interested—it’s best to speak to those most likely to attend. Gather a list of those who support your cause or have kids who’d love a night of family fun. You can even send out different communications, one that speaks to the pizza lover, another to gamers and another to the philanthropist.
Choose a Realistic Fundraising Goal
When Chuck E. Cheese helps you host a fundraising night devoted to your organization, you want to make it count. So do we! Think big and pick a goal that challenges you, but don’t overdo it. Try including your fundraising goal in invites and promotional materials to hold you and donors accountable for reaching your target, together!
Follow Up with Donors Afterwards
Those that helped you raise funds are going to want to know how your event went—and how they helped contribute to your worthy cause. It’s important you build a strong relationship with donors and connect on a personal level, especially for future fundraisers. Consider including how the money they spent contributed to a specific number of children helped, supplies purchased or educational opportunities realized.