Our youth group did a Rock A Thon. Each student asked for pledges from friends, family and neighbors to see how long they could rock in a rocking chair & playing video games. The kids had to bring their own rocking chairs or gaming chairs that rocked. They also were allow to bring their own non-violent video games and systems to play. The school supplied the TV’s and electoral cords. We raised over $2,000 with this A-Thon and the kids loved it. As the night went on we had terminals with different games and WII matches all for silly prizes. We made a minimum pledge of $25, so the kids understood it wasn’t just a free night of video games. Really easy to set up. It was a win/win night. (Source: Anonymous)
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.