Make a difference for communities around the world by raising funds for MCC! 

Thuli Chepang with her garden in Dhading district, Nepal. Thuli Chepang participates in a food security program in Dhading district, Nepal. The project is funded through MCC's account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank.MCC photo/Matthew Sawatzky

How will your event make a difference?

By putting on a fundraiser for Mennonite Central Committee—whether it’s a gala event or a simple lemonade stand—you help transform the lives of people affected by hunger, poverty and injustice. Thank you!

The money you raise will become clean water, emergency food and school supplies for families around the world, and you’ll also invite your friends, family, coworkers and neighbours into the story.

Read on to learn about how you can partner with us to make a difference,
and how MCC is ready to help. Check out the "Resources" section of this page for the full version!

Diana Soto is ready to enjoy a farmer sausage hot dog at an MCC fundraiser.MCC photo/Alison Ralph

What is a third-party fundraiser?

MCC has always been a grassroots organization, with so many thousands of people volunteering their time to make a difference for others. When you decide to join that community and raise funds for MCC, your event is considered a “third-party” fundraiser. Independent (or third-party) fundraising is a critical part of the work MCC does!

How can MCC help?

  • MCC staff may be able to join you at the event to interact with participants or share about how funds raised will make a difference
  • Provide an MCC display with more info about our work
  • Help promote your event in a number of ways, including:
    • Helping you choose a specific area of our work to support
    • Providing MCC’s brand guidelines
    • Connecting you with a trusted designer or photographer, or providing a template for promotional materials
    • Helping you craft your message about why you’re doing this fundraiser
    • Sharing stories, stats and photos about our work to show how your fundraiser will  make a difference
  • We can issue tax receipts for donations as allowable (talk to us about what this means!)
  • Use our donation website to set up a giving registry so people can support your fundraiser 

Brothers laugh at a golf tournament fundraiser for Mennonite Central Committee The Reimer brothers—Peter, Bill, Frank and Dave—goof around on the green at a golf tournament raising funds for education in Afghanistan.MCC photo/Alison Ralph

Ready for more info? See the attached files under "Resources" for tips on planning a successful fundraiser, ideas for fundraisers, and more! (Scroll to the top of this page on desktop, or scroll down on mobile.) Or, get in touch with us! Contact your local MCC office today.