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Third-Party Fundraisers

Over the years, many Caring Place families, volunteers and community partners have hosted fundraisers to benefit grieving children. These events are organized by the individuals or companies as ways to help raise awareness and funds for the Caring Place. Often, the events are held in memory of a loved one, with proceeds benefiting the Caring Place (and occasionally split with a second organization).

Other initiatives are organized by local companies who want to support the mission of the Caring Place, hosting an employee fund drive or giving campaign, for example. Or kids and families want to do something to support children in need and set up simple one-time fundraisers like car washes or lemonade stands.

Whatever the venue, however the event is carried out, on behalf of the children and families who are helped, we say a big "THANK YOU!" to all of these efforts.

If you would like to see how you might connect an event to the Caring Place — whether it's already happening or is something you're dreaming of getting started — contact Michelle Vargas at or 412-544-1679.

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Roots Rally for Riley

Roots Rally for Riley

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon at Jergel's Rhythm Grille every Spring! Former Highmark Caring Place family member, Jeff Scheller, in memory of his daughter Riley, is promoting an afternoon of celebrating rich American Roots music to benefit the Highmark Caring Place. Visit for more information in early March. Students are always Free to attend this event.

For more information, call 724-504-6145, or visit

New York Life Purse and Sports Memorabilia Gala

New York Life Purse & Sports Memorabilia Gala

Join us for an exciting evening at the New York Life Purse Gala every October — a business causal dinner event with an exclusive designer purse raffle, along with a Live and Silent auction including sports memorabilia and artwork. Frank Amato, along with other local NYL agents, host the Gala to benefit the Highmark Caring Place.

For more information, contact Michelle Vargas on behalf of Frank Amato at or 412-544-1679.

Parade of Trees

Parade of Trees

From the Tuesday before Thanksgiving until New Year's Day, the Parade of Trees at the Radisson Hotel Convention Center Harrisburg provides participants the opportunity to purchase a tree in order to decorate it in their own way, with proceeds benefiting the Caring Place.

For more information, contact Katee Brown at 717-763-7117 x4279 or

Fun Fore All Holiday Lights Mini Golf

Fun Fore All Holiday Lights Mini Golf

Fun Fore All Family Fun Park's Holiday Lights Mini Golf turns two award-winning miniature golf courses into fully playable walk-through holiday light extravaganzas! Walk or play through these beautiful, interactive holiday spectacles happening from late November through early January each year. Even better? 10% from all sales benefit the Highmark Caring Place!

For more information, visit