We asked members of our choir to drive together to a donation center and sell their plasma. Not the most comfortable fundraiser, but it got the job done.Source: Jesse F. … Well, maybe this isn’t so odd ….
The Blood For Missions website has a page devoted to hosting a blood drive fundraiser. “Hosting a Blood for Missions blood drive is an easy way for your school, church or business to benefit hospital patients and people in need around the world. If you are interested in working with Blood for Missions, fill out our interest form and we will contact you to begin our process. Please note that we cannot organize blood drives that benefit your church or school, only third party organizations. For example, you cannot host blood drives to fund your high school’s trip to work at an orphanage in Guatemala. However, we can and would love to organize blood drives that benefit the actual orphanage itself. If you have any questions regarding this, or extenuating circumstances that affect your school, church or business please feel free to ask us!”
A Desert Hot Springs, California youth football team partnered with LifeStream for a fundraising blood drive. The Jr. All American cheerleading and football teams registered people to donate blood, which will raise money for their programs. Donors received a discounted coupon to Knott’s Soak City and qualify for free admission at later donations.
The Village Church of Irvine, California hosted its first annual blood drive to benefit adoptions! They partnered with Blood For Missions and all donated blood will be used in hospitals in the So Cal area. Blood For Missions will give $20 per blood donor towards a new adoption scholarship program.
The Hopatcong Band Parents Association’s (New Jersey) late April blood drive at the Hopatcong Seniors Citizens Center brought in 53 pints from 47 people. Some donors made Alyx donations, allowing them to also donate platelets and plasma. The association received around $400 from the Blood Center of New Jersey. The breakdown: 30 pints, $300. An additional $50 for 10 pints more.
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.