Kiss the Cow Fundraiser

First of all, each member of the youth group raising money would decorate a jar with his or her picture on it. People then put donations in the jar of their choice. (Contributing to the youth of their choice.) Next, all the money is counted. You hold a dinner for all those involved and the money counter announces who has raised the most money. Someone has to be responsible for getting a cow, a real cow to the church. The one who has the most money in their jar has to kiss the cow.  You can also get well-recognized people to get involved. For example, your senior pastor, youth leader, etc. Have them decorate a jar of their own and the proceeds will go into the general youth fund. If they win, they have to kiss the cow.

Kiss the Pig Fundraiser

Teachers and the staff at your school who agree to take part in the Kiss-A-Pig has a jar placed on his or her desk.  Then students put pennies in that jar if they would like to see that person kiss the pig.  If a student did not want to see that teacher kiss a pig they would put in silver coins and that would put them in the negative zone.  The one with the most pennies (less silver) would have to kiss the pig.  As a reward for the teacher, they receive a dinner for two at a nice restaurant. 

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Alternative: Get people on your team to go on the auction block!  Have people in your company, organization or social circles contribute money to the person that they would most like to see kiss a pig.  The person with the most money in their jar will have to pucker up.  While the two are lip-locked take pictures to sell to the friends and family members of the lucky winner.

Kiss the Fish Fundraiser

The North Quincy (Massachusetts) High School Boy’s and Girl’s rugby teams host a kiss-the-fish Spring fundraiser. Over the course of the week, students donate spare change to vote for a favorite faculty or staff member to win the “honor” of kissing a fish in front of the student body at a Friday Spirit Week rally.

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.