A New Way To Join The Mission: Fundraise To Help Clean Up

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It’s a question we hear again and again from our supporters: how can I take part in The Ocean Cleanup’s mission? Now there’s a new way for you (and your friends, colleagues, and fellow ocean lovers) to create your own impact on ocean plastic pollution with The Ocean Cleanup’s new fundraising platform.

At The Ocean Cleanup, we believe in the power of collective action. As a non-profit project, every contribution, big or small, is essential to our efforts to rid the oceans of plastic. Our new platform allows the most passionate individuals and teams to raise funds to hit personal goals and help clean the oceans.

You can set up fundraisers of all kinds and for all levels – so be as creative as you want!


Visit the newly launched platform at to get inspired and find ideas about how you can get started.

You can run all kinds of fundraisers on our platform. Whether you’d like to host a community BBQ, donate for your special day, set a health goal for the year, or clean up your neighborhood, everyone can raise funds and help clean our oceans.

Fundraiser types:

General fundraiser: fundraise to protect the oceans with your friends, family and colleagues: set up a birthday fundraiser, hold a bake sale, try to learn a new skill while like juggling, while also raising funds for the ocean – anything is possible.

Distance challenge: set an active goal like walking, running, or swimming your chosen distance, or challenge yourself with a 30-day movement challenge. Boost your motivation while helping the oceans.

Start a cleanup: clean up a beach or a park, gather plastic bottles for collection, collect trash while taking your daily walk, or set up a family- or community cleanup and work together.


Not sure how to start fundraising? Take a look at the ongoing campaigns and initiatives on our platform and see what grabs your eye. If you’re not ready to begin your own fundraiser yet, supporting these campaigns is a great way to begin making your own impact on ocean plastic pollution right away.


The Wall of Fame shows the most successful ongoing fundraisers – do you want to join them?


Amplify your cleanup impact by sharing your fundraiser with your friends, family, and social networks. This creates a ripple effect of change, helping us eliminate ocean plastic pollution together. Check out our tools and tips page for material that can help with sharing (images, GIFs, texts, and more).

Thank you for joining the cleanup, and we hope to see you on the Wall of Fame soon!