For a $5 donation to The Good Samaritan Inn in Timmins, Ontario, participants were given an opportunity to dive into a 94″ x 28″ swimming pool filled with warm chicken soup and nearly 100 unmarked keys to win a donated 1988 Chevy Silverado. The rules were simple. In 30 seconds participants must dive into the pool, fish around for a single key, rush to the vehicle and attempt to start it up. If it came to a roaring start, the truck was theirs. People could try for the key as many times as they wanted, but they had to donate $5 for each try. Participants had to be at least 18 years old and sign a waiver during registrations.
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.