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How do you want to fundraise?

There are so many great ways you can fundraise for NAMI. You can plan an event like a bake sale, concert or gala, celebrate a milestone or holiday, remember a loved one's legacy, undertake a physical challenge, or create a brand-new type of fundraiser that's perfect for your unique skills or interests with NAMI DIY!

If you’re not seeing an option that works for the fundraiser you are envisioning, give us a call at 703-516-7970 or email We are here to help you figure out the best way to support NAMI with your unique idea!

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Get started with your fundraiser today. If you have questions or are unsure of where to start, take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions. You can also email for support. 


Why is this activity DIY and not a NAMI event?

NAMI officially hosts a few signature events throughout the year, such as NAMIWalks, DIY events are intended to give you support and resources to host your own independent effort. You may create an event that fits your personality, community and capacity. When you are promoting or speaking about your event, you may title it "[Event], benefitting NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness," to let others know that your event suports us.

Will NAMI Pay For Any Part Of Our Event?

NAMI does not reimburse individuals for any expenses related to your DIY event. NAMI is not financially responsible for any staging or other event expenses.

Are Donations Tax-Deductible?

Yes. Funds donated to NAMI are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. NAMI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Will NAMI Help Publicize My Event?

NAMI is unable to publicize your DIY events, but we do provide support, graphics and resources to help you promote your event in your own way.

What Information Should I Include About NAMI?

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.


NAMI HelpLine: or 800-950-NAMI (6264)

Twitter: @NAMICommunicate



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