We have kids bag groceries for our organization at local grocery stores for fundraising tips. Have a coffee can sitting at the end of the checkout and give the kids some basic bagging lessons beforehand…no bread on the bottom, etc. It’s a great time and the donations are pretty generous.Grocery stores let us go into their stores and bag and carry groceries for tips. We make a flyer to hand shoppers at the door when they walk in explaining we are there to bag and carry groceries free of charge and if they choose to make a donation, please feel free to drop money in the decorated coffee cans provided at each register. The students bag the groceries and load them into the cart after the cashier has rung them up and offer assistance to load them into the customers vehicle.Sources: The Youth Volunteer Corps (Warren, Pennsylvania) & Linda S.
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.