The DeKalb Public Library partnered with the DeKalb Library Foundation and Georgia artist and children’s book illustrator James Dean to introduce a limited-edition Pete the Cat “Be a Cool Cat” collector library card that swerved as a fundraiser for the DeKalb Library Foundation. The Pete the Cat cards were $20, which is tax deductible, and carries all the same privileges, rights and responsibilities as regular library cards. The card was available at any library branch or online. The card could be renewed every two years with no new donation.
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.