Hearts Marathon Fundraiser

For this fundraising idea, your members play the card game “hearts” for 24 consecutive hours. (You could probably use any card game you wanted—as long as it was the same card game for 24 hours.) You solicit pledges per point accrued for each player. For example, someone signs up to pledge one penny per point and if the student earns 2,000 points during the 24 hours, the total pledge is $20. This church says that staying up playing cards for 24 hours and still being nice to your fellow players is a test of your faith! Source: Youth for Christ/USA (Englewood, California)


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.