Our President and Shelter Director are caged in a dog kennel at the intersection of two busy streets. We set up in the McDonalds parking lot there. They feed the volunteers all kinds of salads, because they figure we bring them business. The 2 people will be let loose only after we raise $10,000. We have several dignitaries from the city who spend some time with them in the kennel: the University Chancellor, the Mayor, School Principals, School Music Directors, who bring a small group from their bands or choirs to perform, etc. Other ARF members are around to run up to cars stopped at the traffic light to ask for donations. They have bags for the money made to look like animal paws. A couple of the people also dress like animals for fun. Last year we raised $5,000 and this year we hope to double that. Source: Norma, Animal Rescue Foundation, Superior, WI
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.