Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraising

Make a Difference:
Raise Funds for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Whether you’re honoring a loved one or celebrating a special day, join us in raising awareness and funds for impactful programs. Do It Yourself (DIY) by hosting your own event from wellness gatherings to concerts, the possibilities are endless. Your support matters.


What is DIY fundraising? At JED we know that fundraising is important 365 days a year which is why you can create your own fundraiser any time you want. By hosting your own DIY fundraiser, this is a great way to engage with and support our mission. There are lots of ways that you can get started. 

Choose Your Own Way to Support JED

Host a Fundraiser

Choose your own way to fundraise for JED. Whether you host your own event, fundraise for your birthday, run a marathon, or get your colleagues together for a wellness challenge, the possibilities are endless.


Hue-spressions is a colorful approach to raising awareness and funds for youth mental health and suicide prevention. You will spark conversations and invite friends, family, and colleagues to express themselves through color.

Honor a Loved One / In Memoriam

Honor the life of a loved one lost to suicide by creating a Memorial Fund web page. Family and friends can visit, leave notes, share stories, and donate to help prevent suicide.

Neon Nights

Are you ready to Glow For Mental Health? Bring JED’s one of a kind signature fundraising event to your campus! Neon Nights is an exciting opportunity to shine a light on mental health on campuses across the country while raising essential funds for JED’s work.

Fundraise on Social Media or with LiveStream

Fundraising on social media is a great way to tell your story to a broad audience, engaging them in a fun, interactive way. Inspire your followers to support your cause by sharing compelling content that sparks meaningful connections and drives action.

Fundraising Resources

To help you on your fundraising journey, we’ve gathered our best tips and tricks for fundraising success. Check them out below:

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.