Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraising Ideas

Big Brothers and Big Sisters have been mentoring the youth of America since 1904 with the idea of helping them achieve their full potential through one-on-one relationships.  Often times the Big Brother or Big Sister want to get their Little Brother or Sister involved in fundraising for a good cause to teach the importance of giving back.  Some chapters hold fundraisers to support the on-going efforts of the club in their community.

The number one fundraiser adopted by the Big Brother Big Sister program nationwide has been Bowling benefits of every size, shape and form, but a few others have had other ideas.  In, Vineland, NJ, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties holds an annual “The Big Night” fundraiser, an evening of fine wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres pairing along with a silent and live auction.  In Florence, SC, residents had the opportunity to taste some of the best barbeque in the state at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters BBQ Cook-off fundraiser.  Fundraisers by other Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters include, golf classics, chili cook-offs, pizza nights and marathons.

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Do-It-Yourself Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Big Brothers Big Sisters DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your  program.  How about a 50-50 raffle, crock pot cook-off, babysitting, radio days, or thons of every type?   Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your next Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser.

Cuffing Contest – This fundraiser is a great activity to make the members of your organization really work for the money. The Cuffing Contest is a fun activity which requires the members of your organization to be handcuffed together until the duo raises a set amount of money.  Read more…

Tacky Yard – This fundraiser works! Get a few people to dress up in ragged clothes. Find an old pickup truck and fill the back with yard junk. Some pink flamingoes, a toilet, car parts (preferably rusty but don’t cut yourself!), whatever you might find in a cluttered messy lawn.  Read more…

Seeds to Grow – Instead of asking for donations from your members and supporters or selling a specific product or service for you fundraiser, consider giving money away! This relies on your volunteers and supporters individual ideas, talents, dedication, and their willingness to do something special for your organization.  Read more…