International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Do It Yourself (DIY) Fundraising

Claire Peterson, GenR Leadership Member, speaks at a DIY Benefit Concert organized by an IRC Volunteer. Photo: Daniel Lombardi/IRC.

Do It Yourself (DIY) fundraising events are a great way for community members to contribute to the IRC’s mission of helping families that have been uprooted by crisis survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC in Salt Lake City welcomes hundreds of refugees every year, and with your help, we can ensure that every family receives adequate resources as they complete their journeys from harm to home.

You can help us in our mission by hosting a DIY event. There are endless possibilities for fundraising events, so get creative and find the right event to appeal to your community and audience. BE CREATIVE!

You can host:

  • A casual buffet or an elaborate sit down dinner
  • A pizza party
  • A gift fair
  • An art show, or...

You can put on:

  • A fashion show
  • A comedy night or play, or…

You can hold:

  • A stoop, garage or yard sale
  • A race or sporting event

Click here for a step-by-step guide to help you organize your event

For help getting started, please contact