When the ‘Luck of the Draw’ event started four years ago, the YMCA event committee members had no idea it would become known as the “most fun fundraiser in Jackson.” The ‘Luck of the Draw’ is a fun way for anyone who appreciates art to enjoy a night out and go home with a piece of art from a known or up-and-coming artist — and that piece could easily be worth well more than the price of your ticket. These artists donate their time and talent to the event by creating a piece of art on paper no larger than 9” x 12”. The art is signed on the back and displayed on the Big Wall of Art at the YMCA for the event. The most fun part of the event is not knowing who the artist is until after their work has been chosen. Event-goers will purchase a “draw” ticket for $100 and are guaranteed a one-of-a-kind piece of art. As numbers are drawn at random, ticket holders have 30 seconds after their number is called to pick their choice of art from the Big Wall of Art. Admission tickets are $50 and include food, drinks, door prizes, a silent auction and a chance to watch the evening’s primary entertainment, the ‘Luck of the Draw’ art drawdown.
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.