Flemington, New Jersey hosted its annual Box City fundraiser for the Family Promise of Hunterdon County, Inc. Box City is a fundraiser where participants raised pledges to become a Citizen of Box City and then sleep in a box overnight to raise money and awareness for homelessness in their own county. Funds raised stayed in the county to help homeless families and also those that are at risk for becoming homeless.
Box City wasn’t just a fundraiser, it was a fantastic night of fun under the stars. There was food, games and entertainment, and the night concluded with an outdoor movie. Previous year’s participants loved building and decorating their own cardboard homes, and some groups even made their own “condo complexes.” Boxes were available by calling ahead to local retailers who had been requested to hold large appliance boxes for the event.
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.