The Divas Curing Teen Violence in New Orleans, Louisiana, played matchmaker and gave participants the chance to mingle for a good cause. Admission/registration fee was $20 per person. The events were for local singles ages 25 and older, and were organized to raise money for the YOUTHanasia Foundation Inc, which creates prevention and intervention programs to cure teen violence among youth ages 13-18.
In the first fundraiser, the Divas registered 30 eligible bachelors and the flood gates opened! About 70 women registered. The response was more than the group hoped for and they knew they were on to something. It was so funny, when the whistle blew; some women were refusing to switch to the next guy. Some of mothers of the teens even participated. It was crazy! Some of them decided to join the Divas too. There were some dating success stories as a result of the fundraiser. Love matches were made too! They were asked to return to future events to give updates.
In the second speed dating fundraiser, local single males had two minutes to get to know some of the Crescent City’s loveliest bachelorettes. The only topics off limits were careers and where you live. Needless to say, this was a unique and fun fundraiser.
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.