Junior League Fundraising Ideas

Since its founding in 1901, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world. For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions. And inevitably that mean fundraising. Fundraising in a tough economy is never easy, no matter how worthy the cause.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Corpus Christi, TX, the Junior League offered the community an opportunity to catch some great bargains on some historic items at an antique furniture fundraiser. The Junior League in Charlottesville, VA holds an annual casino night fundraiser. An annual poinsettia fundraiser is a staple of the Junior League of Ogden, UT.  Fundraisers by other Junior Leagues include fashion shows, dinners, poinsettia sales, golf tournaments, cookbooks, girls night outs, consignment boutiques, and holiday gift markets.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Junior League Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Junior League DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Poker Run, Girls Night Out, custom cookbook,  Bakeless Bake Sale, Charity Yard Sale, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Junior League fundraiser.

Basket Raffle – Each year our 4-H has a Thanksgiving and Christmas fundraising Basket Raffle. Have each member donate a food item to fill the basket. Example: If you are doing a Thanksgiving Basket someone can donate a can of corn, a packet of gravy mix, a bag of marshmallows, cider mix, etc. Try and have the turkey donated by your local grocer. Read more…

Bra Chain – This is certainly not an appropriate fundraiser for all groups but you would be surprised at how popular it is, both as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and to provide bras for women in poor countries. Ladies, how many bras do you have that are… too big, too small, wrong shape, color, size etc. etc. etc.??? Well here’s a chance to clear out your drawers and help a good cause in the process! Read more…

Favorite Photos Contest – This is an easy fundraiser. Use photos of babies, dogs, etc. — anything that relates to your organization. Entrants submit a photo (specify maximum size accepted), and may also submit a 3×5 card with a few sentences as a description to create more interest. Read more…