Fundraisers

Fundraisers with Character (and Characters)

Your fundraiser with favorite family characters:

  • Stands out
  • Builds connection and rapport with your donors
  • Increases foot traffic or ticket sales
  • Is memorable and sharable (sharing those photo ops on social media!)
  • Creates joy and excitement; always good in your donor base!

Character Meet and Greets for Fundraisers

Add a character photo op area of your festival, fair, open house, gala, coin carnival, movie night, breakfast or brunch, or almost any family-friendly fundraising event!

Ideas for raising those funds with a meet and greet:

  • Entry by donation to the photo op
  • Use carnival-style purchased tickets to access the characters and your other event activities
  • Include character interactions and photo ops in the price of your overall event tickets

 

 

Tea Party Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Library Friends groups/libraries
  • Nursing homes/senior facilities
  • Parks/gardens
  • Historic sites/buildings
  • Any organization wanting to raise funds in a fun, family-friendly way

Popular Character Tea Party Themes include:

  • Princesses/Royalty
  • Wonderland
  • Fairies
  • Princesses and Superheroes

Parade Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Organizations with an existing float and parade spot

Raffle or sell spots for children to join characters on your float!

You’ll be unforgettable for both the lucky winners and the parade viewers!

Dance Fundraisers

Great for:

  • Preschools/daycares
  • Libraries
  • Community Ed, Parks and Rec/ECFE
  • Children’s nonprofits, and more

Host a Royal Ball, Halloween Hop, or Holiday Hop as a fundraiser!

  • Sell tickets
  • Add a silent auction
  • Make donation pitches throughout the event
  • And more! Your philanthropic creativity is the only limit.

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Testimonials

“Western Wisconsin Health has worked with Occasions with Character LLC for a number of our Open House events with over 1000 community participants as well as our Dash to Disney Community Challenge with 500-700 community participants. Melissa and the entire OWC team are amazing - they are professional, timely, in character and the handmade attire for each character is just incredible. OWC has made so many of our events very special for our community - from photos and dancing to story time and hugs! Thank you to all of our storybook characters and superheroes for the beautiful contributions you make to each of our Western Wisconsin Health events.”

- Rosa Magnus, Western WI Health

“Princesses, villains, and heroes - oh my! Occasions with Character is highly recommended to create a memorable and enjoyable event. Not only does Occasions with Character provide professional princesses and superhero interactions, staff is also incredibly accommodating and professional. While planning your event, you will receive quality service and attention from start to finish as their reliable service will never have you questioning. Whether your event is in- person or virtual, you can expect a professional, fun, entertaining, and magical event for any occasion!”

- Brianna Watke, Program Manager, HopeKids Inc.

“I love working with these professionals! My customers couldn’t get enough of them. Everyone is super professional, kind, prompt and fun. They bring so much happiness to everyone that sees them. Their costumes are on point! I would totally recommend hiring them for your event.”

- Marnie Matz, Owner of Lone Squirrel Boutique

“I have been blown away by how wonderful each and every event is! My daughter loves princesses and her love is all the stronger because of Occasions with Character. The characters go the extra mile- they are so good with children while being "in character" every single step of the way! These events have been some of my daughter's most beloved memories. We now live across the U.S. from where the group hosts events and I have no doubt that we will try to time our trips back home so that we can see them again! We love them!!!!!!”

- Lauren Oland, parent

“The princesses are delightfully entertaining with their authentic costumes and friendly smiles.”

-Marilyn Laulainen, Waconia ECFE

“Occasions with Character offered library visitors a magical performance with lots of audience participation for even the youngest. The actors posed for photographs and stayed in character until the last child left the room.”

-Angela Petrie, Stillwater Public Library

“The Occasions with Character performers were all amazing, and the way that they interact with the children is superb! The interactive storytime was great for promoting literacy and a perfect additional program to draw people to the library.”

-Carol Plocher, Library Services Coordinator, Great River Regional Library-Delano

“The program itself was an elegant touch of fantasy for the whole audience, and the interaction with the audience was priceless.”

-Mary Davis, Youth Services, Hudson Area Public Library

“I can not thank Occasions with Character enough for surprising my daughter on her birthday at lunch! Not every little girl can say that she had her favorite princess/heroine dance with her, read a story with her and sing happy birthday to her. She was in awe the entire time. As her mom it almost brought me to tears seeing how mesmerized she was… She still talks about her. Thank you for making my daughter feel so special and lucky on her birthday. She will remember this for years to come.”

– Rochelle Ladick, parent

“Occasions With Character presented the Midnight Ball Princess (Lost Slipper Storytime) at our Storytime and it was a great hit! The performers remained in character from the moment they entered and the costumes were wonderful. The audience was enchanted and everyone had a great time!”

– Janet Waller, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall

©2022 Occasions with Character

Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

We serve Minnesota and the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Woodbury, Stillwater, Afton, Bayport, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Newport, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville, St Louis Park, Golden Valley, Edina, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Waconia, Delano, Forest Lake, and Western Wisconsin including Hudson, River Falls, Baldwin, New Richmond, Prescott, and the surrounding areas. We also happily travel to Greater Minnesota, including Duluth, St. Cloud, Alexandria, and Rochester. Subject to travel fees, depending on location.