The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Plan Your Own Event

Kids. Families. Businesses. Organizations. Clubs. Schools. Scouts. Sports Teams. YOU. Every year our generous community members organize fundraising events — from lemonade stands or fitness classes, to softball tournaments or musical performances, to bake sales or “jeans days” at the office and more!

Some community events raise $50 and some raise $50,000. But no matter the result, they all play an important role in helping the children and families cared for at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. And, you don’t need a lot of experience to make your event a success — just the energy and enthusiasm to make it happen!

We're Here to Help 

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital! Our Philanthropy team wants to help make sure that your event is a success. While we must review and approve your proposal in advance (to ensure it’s safe and aligns with the mission and policies of the hospital), we also hope to offer advice, resources and support. Please complete the Community Event Proposal Form and tell us about your idea!

But first - have you checked out our BBCH “Fundraise Your Way” webpage? Depending on your idea, this webpage might be just the tool you need for planning your own personalized fundraiser for BBCH, without having to submit a proposal! You can also find some fundraising tips here.

Submit Your Community Event Proposal

If your event idea is a little bigger than our online fundraising platform, but you’re still interested in hosting an event to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center please:

Once we receive your completed form, we will respond to your proposal within 5 business days.

Contact Us

Please contact our Philanthropy team at or 207-662-2737 with any questions. Proposals and donations may also be mailed to:

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Philanthropy Department
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102