Kidz in Lids mobilizes students to show concern for other local youth who are in a life or death struggle with cancer. IT’S SIMPLE – caring kids bring a dollar to school, and get to wear their favorite hat throughout the school day.

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What Kidz in Lids is All About

Our Highest Achieving Schools

# School Name Location Dollars Raised Per Student Number of Students
1 St. Joseph's School Columbia, SC $6.34 288
2 Merriwether Middle School North Augusta, SC $4.19 389
3 North Raleigh Christian Academy Raleigh, NC $2.80 1421
4 Academy of Moore County Aberdeen, NC $2.32 471
5 Chesnee Elementary Chesnee, SC $2.16 562
6 Sand Hill Venable Elementary Asheville, NC $1.67 517
7 Liberty Steam Charter Sumter, SC $1.67 188

*Schools are ranked by dollars raised per capita and is calculated by the (total number of students) divided by (total number of dollars raised). This allows small schools to compete with big schools!

Media Resources

Here you will find all the tools and resources to help your school have the most successful Kidz in Lids day possible!

Can’t find exactly what you need? Contact program director, Kate Morrow, anytime at [email protected].

  • Guidelines and Timeline

    • Use these guidelines and timeline to help you have the best Kidz in Lids day possible! Click to download here.
  • School Flyer

    • Use this flyer to help spread the word. Click to download here.
  • Reminder Wrist Bands

    • Use these wrist bands to help remind students and parents about your Kidz in Lids day. Click to download here.
  • Social Media Posts

    • Use these social media posts to help advertise your day.
      • One Week Prior: Post A and Post B (feel free to use both!)
        • Caption: We are excited to participate in Kidz in Lids! Kidz in Lids supports local children battling cancer. Bring $1 to wear your favorite hat on YOUR DAY. Kidz in Lids benefits @ChildrensCancerPartners and their mission to assist Carolina children on their cancer journey.
      • Three Days Prior (select your day of the week): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
        • Caption: Our Kidz in Lids day is coming up!! Don’t forget to bring $1 and wear your favorite hat on YOUR DAY! Kidz in Lids benefits @ChildrensCancerPartners and their mission to assist Carolina children on their cancer journey.
      • One Day Prior: Post A
        • Caption: The big day has arrived! Remember to bring $1 and your favorite hat to school tomorrow!! Kidz in Lids benefits @ChildrensCancerPartners and their mission to assist Carolina children on their cancer journey.
      • One Day After: Post A
        • Caption: We had a wonderful turnout for our Kidz in Lids day. We are so proud of everyone who participated. You helped make a difference in someone else’s life! Kidz in Lids benefits @ChildrensCancerPartners and their mission to assist Carolina children on their cancer journey.
      • General post to announce your participation in Kidz in Lids: Post A and Post B (feel free to use both!)
        • Caption: We are proud to announce that YOUR SCHOOL will be participating in Kidz in Lids on YOUR DAY. Students can bring $1 to wear their favorite hat on our Kidz in Lids day to support local children battling cancer. Kidz in Lids benefits @ChildrensCancerPartners and their mission to assist Carolina children on their cancer journey.
  • Other Information

    • When you are ready to send in your donation, please complete our donation form. You can access it here.
    • If you are in need of our W-9, you can access it here.

Upcoming Kidz in Lids Days!

  • Dawkins Middle School

    April 14, 2023

  • Woodruff Elementary School

    April 28, 2023

  • Spartanburg District 5

    April 28, 2023

“We are thrilled to host our first-ever district-wide Kidz in Lids day. Children’s Cancer Partners means so much to our district and community. This is just one easy and fun way to give back. We look forward to future partnership with Kidz in Lids.”

Donna Gutshall, Spartanburg District 6 Assistant Superintendent

"I choose to raise money for Children's Cancer Partners because I have realized how grateful I should be for all I have. I just want to give back as much as I can to deserving kids in the community who are fighting cancer."

Julia Graham, Student at Spartanburg High School

How did Kidz in Lids get started?

Paige, an energetic 5th grader got this all started by walking into her principal’s office at a Carolina middle school. She had some friends battling cancer, and wanted to do something for the annual September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Paige and her principal hatched this idea together and promoted it school wide. One of the parents offered to match the first $200 and when the first Kidz in Lids Day was over, Paige and her school had raised over $1,000!

A childhood cancer diagnosis is crushing for families. One parent leaves work to be a caregiver, but the bills still come. Pediatric cancer centers are few and far between so treatment travel, sometimes daily for months, is costly – and some treatments are only available in New York, Philadelphia, Houston or beyond. CCP provides these families with the funds needed for transportation, lodging and food associated with these vital treatments. You can join in our important work by registering your school for our Kidz in Lids program now!

  • When does Kidz in Lids take place?

    The Kidz in Lids program can take place on any school day that is convenient for your school. Some schools choose to participate during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, but any day during the school year is fine. The event can be carried out on a single day, for a specific week or month, or extended to one day a week for over several weeks to generate greater participation and awareness.

    Teachers, Staff and Visiting Parents can jump in too – and wear their jeans all day if they bring in and contribute $5.

  • How do we get more information or sign up to participate?

    We invite all Carolina schools to join in this fun and meaningful program! To request more information about how we can customize this program for your school please contact Kate at 803-608-2505 or by email at [email protected].

    Ready to register your school? Fill out the simple online registration form below. Once we have your registration form and you select a date for your event we will provide any support you need to get your event planned. We’ll also help you get the word out on Facebook and other social media so your event is a great success!

  • What can Children’s Cancer Partners provide for an event at our school?

    We will send you some helpful tools to ensure the success of your event – or you can download many of them below. We provide a customizable digital event flyer; a guide for social media promotion; a 10 step guide to a successful event; sample scripts for school announcements; and an information sheet for parents. We will also send you complimentary Kidz in Lids stickers!

    On this page, you will find downloadable tools for your use. If there is something else that you feel would be helpful but you don’t see it here, please contact [email protected].


To sign up for a Kidz in Lids day at your school, fill out the form below. Someone from our team will be in touch with you soon!


Not ready to sign up yet? Or have more questions?
Feel free to contact the program director Kate Morrow at [email protected].

Be a Kidz in Lids Sponsor!

Thank you to our sponsors who help make Kidz in Lids possible! Click here to view our Kidz in in Lids sponsorship package. To become a sponsor of Kidz in Lids, please reach out to Kate Morrow at [email protected].