Our mothers’ group at church hosted a “sell your wares” fundraising evening last November. Our members who normally sell items at home parties (e.g., Longaberger Baskets, Tupperware, Usborne Books, Avon, Tastefully Simple, Home Interior, Fabulous Finds, Pampered Chef, People Fit, Party Lights), set up vendors’ tables in our church meeting room. They were available for two hours one evening for people to come in and do a little early Christmas shopping. The saleswomen had some cash-and-carry items, as well as catalogs for items to be delivered in time for Christmas. Each saleswoman donated her profits from the evening to the group’s treasury. The fundraising event was hugely successful! Source: Kate 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.