This is the fifth year we will be selling poinsettia plants at San Antonio’s largest and most frequented mall. The fundraising sale extends from the day after Thanksgiving until few days before Christmas. Hospice San Antonio volunteers, board members, community volunteers and corporate volunteer groups staff the poinsettia sale booth during mall hours in three or four-hour shifts. The poinsettia plants are displayed on a wooden shaped poinsettia tree at a prominent location in the mall. The volunteers are provided with instructions before the sale and an instruction notebook is available at the booth. Hospice program information is also available to visitors at the mall. The Hospice poinsettia plants sell for $10.00 each. Orders of ten or more plants are delivered free of charge to one location. Last year Hospice San Antonio sold approximately 2,000 plants and netted over $12,000.00 in fundraising revenue. Not only is this a very profitable means of raising money, it is a wonderful way of bringing people together, working for a good cause, and promoting the Hospice image and purpose to the community. [This idea was provided by Hospice but could easily be utilized by many other organizations.]Source: Hospice San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
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.