Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many lifelong disabilities. And it happens to more than half a million babies in the U.S. each year. Thank you for helping the March of Dimes find out what causes it and what can be done to prevent it.
Do time for the March of Dimes at Jail & Bail!
Raise bail in the form of donations that will help fund lifesaving programs of research, education and community services.
One of the March of Dimes favorite events, Jail & Bail brings together community leaders and ordinary citizens for a common cause… fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Since its inception in 1957 here in Port Huron, more than 5 million citizens have volunteered their time in the name of fun – and a good cause.
At this event, volunteer “jailbirds” serve time in a “mock jail.” “Prisoners” are arraigned before a volunteer judge on trumped-up, outlandish charges, such as “reckless golf-cart driving.” They are then sentenced to spend an hour in “the slammer” to raise bail in the form of donations to the March of Dimes. Nearly 500 events are held annually across the country.
How to Raise Money
“Prisoners” can start raising funds even before being arrested. Once you complete a few simple steps, you’ll be ready to raise money online, offline or both! If you fundraise online, it’s as simple as sending out an e-mail!
Set a goal for yourself and send e-mails to family, friends and associates asking them to sponsor you. Once you’ve signed up as many sponsors as you possibly can, get ready to be arrested ? you’re going to have a wonderful time!
While March of Dimes Jail & Bail is entertaining and enjoyable, remember that the money you and your friends raise goes toward a very important cause… saving babies!
If you have never registered online to be a prisoner, click this link to register. If you have registered in any past year, your web page has already been activated for you so no need to re-register again; simply log on using your user name and password you previously created (if you lost it, please call 1-888-274-3711).