Where Has Dolly Been on Holiday Fundraiser

For this you fundraising event need a new doll, preferably one dressed in holiday clothes but no big deal if you can’ find one. Any dressed, appealing doll will do. Get one in a box as it seems to draw in the buyers. Then you need a load of holiday brochures and a plastic wallet so that you can make a book up. Use about 100 pictures cut out of the holiday brochures and stick them in the booklet with the name of destination and country. Use a pad to record the names and telephone numbers of buyers who are asked to look through the destination book and make a guess.

Charge $1.00 a guess. If you have the space you could use a large board instead of a book. Bit of work involved due to cutting out and sticking – also the buying of the doll, but a bit different from the name the doll and of course the book/board can be used over and over again. We spent about $20.00 but made just short of $100.00 after expenses taken out so it does work. Source: Clare H., SSAFA Forces Help (Middlesbrough, England)

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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.