Build the Castle

In May 2018, SandCastles will have a month-long fundraising mission where staff, volunteers, participants, and community supporters will come together to achieve a fundraising goal of $20,000. SandCastles does not charge families for our services and must rely on donations, fundraisers, and grants to run programs.

How can you help?

You can help Build the Castle by:

  • Donating to SandCastles Grief Support Program or collecting donations from friends and family
  • Hosting a fundraiser in your community: any size, any style, ANY fundraiser!
  • Attending a fundraiser in your community for SandCastles

Fundraising Ideas:

  • Restaurant nights
  • Home & online catalog sales
  • Dinner parties
  • Bake sales
  • “Jeans Friday” at the office
  • And so many more – if you can imagine it, it can be a fundraiser!

If you are part of a community group, consider coordinating with your group to host a fundraiser together: youth groups, high school and university service organizations, university major clubs, professional associations…


Blanket Making Event (Detroit) – May 1, 2018 – Creating blankets for Camp Erin – Detroit as well as fundraising for Camp!

Buffalo Wild Wings (Sterling Heights) – May 9, 2018 – 5pm-9pm. Must bring paper flyer!
Buffalo Wild Wings (Rochester) – May 20, 2018 – All day! Bring paper flyer (coming soon).

Pizza Hut (Dearborn) – May 9, 2018

Cruise In for a Cause (Troy) – May 10, 2018

Panera Bread (Birmingham) – May 14, 2018

Yo Fresh Yogurt Cafe (Brighton) – May 14 to May 16, 2018

Hessell’s Greenhouse Gift Cards & Hanging Baskets (Shelby Twp) – orders due by May 16, 2018 to your program staff. Pick up in Rochester on 5/30; gift cards can be delivered to your site!

Mod Pizza (Livonia) – May 16, 2018

Chili Cookoff (St. Clair Shores Site) – May 17, 2018 – Information is available through St. Clair Shores site staff! Open to current site families & volunteers only.

Bed Sheet Fundraiser (Clinton Twp) – Orders due by May 21. Orders placed through Kim will be available for pickup at Clinton Twp site. Orders online can be delivered to you with a small upcharge!

CoolYo Frozen Yogurt (Auburn Hills) – May 23, 2018

Cake Decorating Challenge (Southfield) – May 30, 2018 – See pastry teams compete live in a cake decorating competition! Food, cake tasting & music. Facebook Event Here!

Lipsense Kit Fundraiser – More information coming soon!


HoneyBaked Healing Grieving Hearts Gift Cards

CoolYo Frozen Yogurt (Auburn Hills) – “Tip jar” collections donated for entire month of May

One Ford Place Jeans Fridays (Detroit) – Henry Ford Health System employees at OFP can join in on Jeans Fridays to benefit SandCastles starting May 18! More information coming soon.

Yankee Candle Fundraisers – 40% of sales will be donated to SandCastles. Product will ship to you. Choose any of these 3 links to support:


Alex & Ani: A SandCastles Event + California Pizza Kitchen – March 28, 2018

Little Caesars Pizza Kits (Rochester Site) – Orders due April 11; delivery at site April 18.

English Gardens “Beautiful Flowers for Every Month” (Multiple Locations) – Place your order now through April 30! Pick up your 12-month certificate cards at Clinton Twp, Dearborn, Royal Oak, or West Bloomfield stores after ordering through SandCastles. For online orders: Click on Promotions—Flower Promotions & Packages—Buy Now—Add to Cart—Check out. There is a text field right above “Place Your Order” to type SandCastles.

More events in the works! Add yours to the list today: call 313-874-6881 or email SandCastles.

BONUS “FRIENDRAISER”: Teens in grades 6-11 can join us for Lost for Words: Writing about Grief & Loss, sponsored by Scholastic & New York Life! May 5, 2018, 11am-3:30pm. RSVP here.