To raise actual items for a local women’s shelter several church groups were willing to canvas nearby neighborhoods on a “Treasure Hunt”. They took in food, toiletries, clothing and monetary donations. One church had a contest between their groups to see who could obtain the most “stuff”. Any items not needed for the shelter were passed on to other shelters or sold in a fundraising garage sale for the shelter. People were more willing to give items than money to these strangers at their doors, but all was needed for the shelter. Submitted by Bryan P, Graceful Living, Middlebury, Indiana
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.