What we do is ask people at a local drive thru (we use the Tim Horton’s) to donate money to have their windshields washed. We have one person at the beginning of the drive thru asking the person if they would like their windshield washed as a donation to Cystic Fibrosis. If they say yes, our volunteer places a pamphlet under their windshield wiper. Once they get to the front of the drive thru and they have a pamphlet under their wiper, our team of two washes their windshield and thanks them for their donation. We had all the squeegees donated as well as the windshield washer fluid. We generally mix it 50/50. We generally do two locations from 8am-noon and generally make between $800 and $1000 dollars. A lot more than if we would have washed the entire car. We are in our 3rd year doing this. There’s very little setup (your pail and pamphlets) and it takes a very small amount of people to pull it off. We generally have 5 people at each. One person to ask for the donations and two teams of two so we don’t slow the drive thru lane down if we get multiple cars in a row.Contributed By: Jamie R,. Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.