Columbus, Ohio-based Big Lots associates lost a collective 1,034 pounds over a three-month period as part of a weight-loss challenge that also doubled as a fundraiser. Big Lots pledged $10 to fight hunger in Central Ohio for every pound lost during its Big Loser Challenge. To recognize the weight-loss achievement, company officials presented a check for more than $10,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Our purpose was two-fold, said the CEO who participated in the in the weight-loss challenge for charity. We wanted to promote the health and well-being of our associates and our community. More than 120 associates at the company’s headquarters participated by counting calories, breaking bad food habits, stepping up their exercise, and encouraging each other throughout the three months.
It was really awesome to be part of something that is good for us and the community said one Associate. What other company would do this? Our loss has truly been someone else’s gain. Associates celebrated during the Big Loser luncheon and check presentation. Top losers in the contest were also announced. Source: 4-Traders.com
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.