Lions Club Fundraising Ideas

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is a secular service organization. They like to say, “Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller.” Like all service organizations, Lions spend a lot of their time fundraising for their latest project or local or global charity. How can you make your next Lions Club fundraiser stand out among the rest?

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In New York, the Rockville Centre Mayor was joined by the Nassau County Executive and Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman at the annual RVC Lion’s Club “Dinner in the Dark” soiree at Rockville Links. The fundraising event was focused upon raising awareness and aid for those afflicted with blindness and other vision impairments and as the name implies, the attendees dined in complete darkness. In Vicksburg, MI, the 40th annual Lions Club Summer Festival was the Club’s biggest annual fundraiser, featured beer and brats, competitive events including horseshoes and volleyball, live entertainment and other activities. Fundraisers by other Lions clubs include cook-offs, photo calendar, swim-for-sight, candy days, golf outings, thons, pancake breakfasts, wine & beer tasting, and bingo.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Lions Club Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Lions Club DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a 50/50 raffle, Punkin Chunkin, Dog Walk, Lake Ice Melt or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Lions Club fundraiser.

Cow Pie Bingo – Experience the “sweet smell of success” while hosting a cow pie fundraising event during a country fair, rodeo or other event. A cow is turned loose on a fenced-in area which has been marked off in 500 three-foot, numbered squares. The cow determines the winner by making the first “deposit” on one of the squares. Read more…

Speed Dating – The Divas Curing Teen Violence in New Orleans, Louisiana, played matchmaker and gave participants the chance to mingle for a good cause. Admission/registration fee was $20 per person. The fundraising events were for local singles ages 25 and older. Read more…

Super Bowl Sub Sale – The Greenfield, Ohio, Mothers’ Club, each year sponsors a Super Bowl Sub Sale fundraising event. On Super Bowl Sunday, submarine sandwiches (3 kinds of sliced meat, 3 kinds of cheese, shredded lettuce, peppers, onions, and dressing on a hoagie bun) are mass-produced in an assembly line fashion. Read more…