How many times have you asked, “Honey, will you do . . .,” and waited (and maybe waited some more) for a home-improvement project to be completed? The Women Build project of Syracuse Habitat for Humanity held a Honey-Do fund-raiser. Each raffle ticket entered the buyer into a drawing to win a crew of “Habitat Helpers” to help with a home improvement project. Helpers could paint a room, organize a closet or pantry, install a light fixture or small appliance, plant a garden in the spring, or help with garage or basement cleaning, but no housework. You could also suggest a project, and a team leader would assess its feasibility. Raffle tickets were $5 each or five for $20.
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.