Jaycees Fundraising Ideas

The United States Junior Chamber (JCs or more commonly Jaycees) is a leadership training and civic organization for people between the ages of 18 and 41. Areas of emphasis are business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. Jaycees spend a lot of time fundraising… many Jaycees chapters are responsible for the communities annual fireworks display and 4th of July festivities, others will hold a fundraiser for other worthy community charities.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. The Manitowoc, WI Jaycees hosted the annual Indoor Olympics Fundraiser which kicks off with an opening ceremony at a local bar and grill, and ends with a closing ceremony after a day full of competition involving three-person teams facing off in events such as pool, connect four, music trivia, memory game, the dart game 301, tippy cup, Pictionary, shut the box, bean bags, the left right center dice game and beer pong. In Illinois, the Crystal Lake Jaycees held an “Inaugural Natural Raffle” fundraiser with  prizes including an assortment of organic meats, wellness services and natural products. Fundraisers by other Jaycee chapters include trivia nights, dances, thons, game days, pizza contests, auctions, raffles, dinners, golf tournaments, and product sales.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Jaycees Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Jaycee DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Kiss the Cow, Dining in the Dark, Adult Spelling Bee, Punkin Chunkin or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Jaycee fundraiser.

Poker Run – This fundraiser attracts classic car owners and others. Charge a registration fee. Registrants pick up clues to the route where they pick up one card from a deck of cards. Box lunches are provided at the end while waiting for all cars to return. The best poker hand wins the grand prize which could be a set of tires, detailing, tune-up and oil change, etc (hopefully donated). Read more…

Crock Pot Cook-off – We had a crock pot cook off at our church as a fundraiser for our VBS Program. We had 20 people make dishes in 4 categories. (chili, stew, chowder and soup). All food was brought to a central location in crock pot. The general public paid admission to the cook off and became the judges. The cost was $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids. Read more…

Goat Insurance – Hold a “goat insurance” fundraising event that people can’t resist because they can’t stop laughing. Flyers are mailed to your membership and/or other groups to announce that your organization will raffle off a donated goat. For $10, a person can send in the names of three people. Read more…