Can’t travel to Kenya? Why not organize a local fundraiser!
This is a great way to get young people involved. Secondary students taking home living skills classes or even church youth groups can raise several hundred dollars at a school festival or sporting event and learn how to do something for others at the same time. Bake sales work well for small groups but big groups can do them also.
Here’s another fun activity for youth groups. They can raise some funds and have fun doing it on a warm spring or hot summer day.
GARAGE or YARD SALE
Everybody needs an excuse to recycle no longer needed items, while others love to go bargain hunting. And when a group gets together to gather items for sale, they get extra space at home and can give to a good cause at the same time. Neighbor church groups could organize this type of event with great ease and convenience.
TRIVIA & GAME NIGHT
By charging a small fee to participate and getting local merchants to donate goods and services, a substantial amount of money can be made on such a night. Some businesses will donate free space if they can sell food and drink. Restaurant, salon, and automotive service vouchers are just a few examples of what local businesses can donate to your event. Even a local dentist can provide a free teeth cleaning. Anything people would normally have to pay for makes a good prize. You could even include a silent auction.
This can be held at any pre-planned event: an awards ceremony, annual banquet, seasonal holiday party. Items up for auction can be gift sets, spa packages, art work, vacation deals, appliances, celebrity memorabilia, motorbikes or almost anything that you can get a person or company to donate for the event. Since all items are donated, there is no overhead and any amount bid will be an earning.