Holding a Fundraiser or Drive

At Hillside we value our dedicated community greatly. If you would like to get involved with Hillside and break the cycle of mental and emotional disturbances among children and help prepare them to become contributing members of society, you can take the first step by holding a drive or fundraiser at your school, in your neighborhood, or at your workplace. Taking action is a great way to show the kids at Hillside that they are cared about.

Contact the Development Department at impact@hside.org if you are interested in contributing in any way.


Car Wash
Car washes are a great event to have during warm weather. With a group of excited volunteers, good signs, and a great location, this fundraiser is sure to be a hit.

Have a donor give a weekend at their beach condo, a spa package, or even a gift card to be raffled off. Start selling tickets for a set price and don’t forget to mention all the proceeds go to great cause!

Yard Sale
This is a fantastic idea to get your whole neighborhood involved. Hold one big yard sale or a string of sales around your neighborhood. Not only are you getting rid of unwanted items, but it’s a great fundraiser for the kids of Hillside.


Our youth, both on the Hillside campus, and in our community programs enjoy back-to-school supplies as much as any student both at the start of the school year and throughout! Book bags, pencils, pens, glue, paper, folders, notebooks, etc. – we love school supplies, and they are always useful! Feel free to contact us and we’ll happily share current needs with you. Our school thanks you in advance!
Expressive Art
Expressive Art gives youth the opportunity to create integrated and comprehensive artworks, such as self-portraits, quilts, dreamscapes, masks, collages, etc. Through artistic and therapeutic integration of the projects, the youth are given the opportunity to crate connections within themselves and the community in which they live. Our Recreation Therapists are always seeking tools to strengthen and maintain this vital program. Useful supplies include paints, paint brushes, canvas, charcoal, pastels, glue, construction paper, sponges, pottery clay, markers, poster boards, etc. With art as our tool, we hope to open students to themselves, as well as the world around them!

At Hillside we have a Clothing Closet that is always in need! Ask your friends and family to purchase new items that children of various sizes could wear and start collecting the items. Socks, underwear, shirts, shoes, pants, dresses—they are all necessities for our kids. You’ll be surprised at what you can collect from having a clothing box at your church or just asking around!

Holding a holiday or birthday party? Ask everyone to bring a new children’s or young adult book instead of gifts. By the end, you’ll have a pile of books that can be donated to our Dorothy Cohen library.

Movies and Games
“Movie Night” is a favorite among the Hillside youth! We even enjoy the occasional “Screen on the Green” when the weather is nice! Our community members are instrumental in keeping our movie library stocked, and we always welcome G and PG-rated movies!

Our Kidz Club gives our youth the opportunity to relax and enjoy both electronic and board games! We’re always looking for appropriately rated games for Wii and Xbox, as well as all types of board games.

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