The YMCA in Camarillo, CA, holds a ‘Recycled Old Halloween Costumes’ fundraiser to raise money and offer a good deal to parents needing to buy new costumes for their kids. No child wants to wear last years costume so this gives the parents a way to get a little back for the old costume and buy a new one at a reduced price. During the month of September, participants can drop off used costumes at the YMCA front desk and receive a $3 discount voucher towards the purchase of a recycled costume during the month of October. Costumes are displayed in the lobby. In October, anyone can purchase a recycled costume for $10, or for $7 with a discount voucher.
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.