Hundreds of Santa Clauses grace the slopes at Sunday River as part of Santa Weekend. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Bethel Rotary Club’s Christmas toy drive. In order to participate, guests must wear head-to-toe Santa costumes. In exchange for a minimum donation to charity of $10 and participation in a photo shoot, the Santa’s will receive free skiing and riding for that day plus two additional early-season lift tickets. Maybe skiing isn’t appropriate for your area but some other similar activity might generate funds and publicize your cause.
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.