The South Shore Junior Women’s Club of New Jersey has an ongoing fundraising event similar to the flamingo flocking. Our symbol is the daisy, so we use flowers instead of flamingos, we like to use the term “Shower ofFlowers”. We scatter 40-60 brightly colored flower pinwheels throughout the front lawn of various homes. We started with club members initially but it didn’t take long before we were “Showering” outside of our small group of women.
We just stared this fundraiser this July and we have been averaging one home per week. We recently ordered more flowers and have begun an additional committee. Our system is much like the flamingo flocking. We charge a $5.00 donation for simply removing the flowers, $10.00 to remove and select someone to send them to next, and $15.00 to remove, resend, and find out who sent them to you. Most people choose the $15.00 option. This has been our most enjoyable and successful long-running fundraising idea, so far. Sources: Michel Carty & Tina Moyer, South Shore Junior Women’s Club of New Jersey