Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Ideas

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. That means fundraising… and fundraising in a tough economy is almost as hard as finding safe, affordable housing in a tough economy. All the more reason to do your part by organizing a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. The Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs celebrated 25 years of serving the south suburbs with a ‘Hardhats and High Heels is a Wine, Beer and Food Pairing’ fundraiser. In St. Peter, MN, some area birds may find themselves living in style this spring as Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota auctioned off birdhouses created by local students, artists and architects during a wine and cheese fundraiser. Home Tweet Home is an annual Habitat fundraiser in Mankato, MN. Fundraisers by other Habitat for Humanity supporters include decorated brick sales, auctions, dinners, restaurant nights, raffles, dances, and product sales.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Habitat for Humanity DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a 50/50 raffle, Bakeless Bake Sale, Restaurant Take-over, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

Auction (Silent or Not): A fundraising auction can be combined with any event, a spaghetti or pancake dinner, cookout, cheese and wine tasting party, etc. or held on its own. Supporters donate their time, talent or treasures which are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Read more…

Door to Door for Pennies – In this fundraiser, members go door to door asking for pennies for whatever your group is trying to raise money for. If they try to give you any coins other than a penny, refuse but say that you will gladly take paper money. Most people are confused at the fact that you will only take pennies, but then smile and usually give you some form of paper money. Read more…

Donation Container – This is a straightforward cash collection fundraising at local merchants. Here’s what you do. Save old coffee cans and cover them in bright color paper with your organization’s name and logo prominently displayed. A catchy slogan never hurts. Visit all local merchants and ask if you can leave a can at their cash register. Read more…