Each year our 4-H has a Thanksgiving and Christmas fundraising Basket Raffle. Have each member donate a food item to fill the basket. Example: If you are doing a Thanksgiving Basket someone can donate a can of corn, a packet of gravy mix, a bag of marshmallows, cider mix, etc. Try and have the turkey donated by your local grocer. Make flyers, announce in your newsletter, memos, sell to people at work, school, church, neighbors, etc. Sell tickets for a dollar each which is an easy sell to most folks. Make sure to have the name and phone number on your tickets so you know who to call when the winner is announced. Set a date to announce the winner and the delivery date. Put the name of your winner in your clubs newsletter and on the web-site if you have one. The Christmas basket raffle fundraising obviously works the same – just the ingredients are changed.Submitted by Tammy M, 4-H Rose Bud Mavericks
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.