MOPS Fundraising Ideas

Mothers of Preschoolers…Eight women. The number was small, but the need was great. The first MOPS meeting took place in February 1973 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For two hours, while their children received care, these mothers talked, laughed, ate, passed a basket for childcare expenses, had a craft demonstration and ended with a short devotional. Today there are MOPS chapters all over the country and they throw a fundraiser for all sorts of child-related causes. Fundraising is challenging in a tough economy.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Dardenne Prairie, MO, the MOPS group at Morning Star Church sponsored a Spring Fling Craft Fair. Along with the fair, they had gently-used children’s items for sale. Shelbyville, IL – A tisket a tasket get your one of a kind basket – so it went at the Shelby County MOPs Basket Binga & Vendor Fair fundraiser. Fundraisers by other MOPS chapters include parents night outs, garage sales, product sales, dinners, thons, raffles, game nights, trivia nights, cookbooks, and portraits.

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

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Do-It-Yourself MOPS Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of MOPS DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Yard Sale, Mom-o-Grams, Weight Loss Challenge, Babysitting, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your MOPS fundraiser.

It’s a Girl Thing – A recent Multiple Sclerosis fundraising event featured a raffle entitled “It’s a girl thing”. The winner received a ‘Pamper Me’ packet for a day of relaxation and pampering. All it items were donated by local merchants. Read more…

Children’s Cookbook – Involve the children in writing a book of the children’s favorite recipes. This is a hilarious and profitable fundraising idea. Ask each child in the school to tell you: 1) What they are going to cook; 2) What ingredients they will need; 3) How do they make their recipe; 4) How do they cook their recipe; 5) Draw a picture of what they want to cook. Write the children’s responses down exactly as they tell them to you.Read more..

Trike-a-Thon – Hold a fundraising “Trike-a-thon”. It is exactly what it sounds like. Make it an athletic challenge where young children get donations per lap that they will ride on their tricycles on a given day or flat donations. Paint a special trike path in your parking lot or use tape on a gymnasium floor. Hold the ride on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and invite parents and donors to attend to cheer on their child. Read more…