Make corsages for a special event such as Mother’s Day, Homecoming, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc as a fundraising project. Take orders ahead of time and collect the $10 payment in advance. Be sure to collect full particulars regarding the recipient’s name and delivery address. Have small note cards available for purchasers to complete to accompany the corsages. A few samples for display at your table or booth will help promote sales. Advance orders and collections will allow you to purchase only what you need to make the number of corsages ordered and reduce the need for advance funds. On the Saturday before Mother’s Day (or the night before or morning of your chosen event) deliver the corsages with accompanying cards. For an extra charge, the corsage can be accompanied with a singing telegram.
Variation:Breakfast in Bed Fundraising. Make up baskets of bagels with cream cheese, a banana or orange, mug with a coffee and tea bag inside, and a Danish or muffin. You could also include a magazine or a rose. Take orders in the weeks beforehand. Arrange for pickups that morning or charge more for delivery.
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.