Youth Group Fundraising Ideas

Most churches and many adult civic, secular and non-secular groups also have a “youth group” associated with their organization. These youth groups often hold fundraising events for a variety of reasons, for a field trip, for an improvement project, to help someone in need or for a specific charity. Fundraising can be challenging in a tough economy, you need to make your event stand out from the rest.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Honesdale, PA, St. John’s Youth group hosted a “Family Fun Day & Classic Car Show” fundraiser to pay for the groups’  Mission Trip to help aid hurricane victims. In Prince Albert, SK (Canada) a local youth group held an art show fundraiser to build a well for a village in Africa. Fundraisers by other Youth groups include topless car washes, kiss-a-pigs, lemonade stands, bake sales, cowpie bingo, dances, dinners, auctions, thons, product sales, and raffles.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Youth Group Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of youth group DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Mall Coat Check, Movie Night, Karaoke Night, Crazy Hat Day, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your youth group fundraiser.

Rent-a-Kid – Our youth group at church done this fundraiser several years ago and you can make money at no or very little cost. We advertised to our church that the kids in the youth would be for rent between such and such dates, (allow one or two weeks for the project). Have youth leader to be the one people check with to rent a kid. Read more…

Rock-a-Thon – Our youth group did a Rock A Thon Fundraiser. Each student asked for pledges from friends, family and neighbors to see how long they could rock in a rocking chair & playing video games. The kids had to bring their own rocking chairs or gaming chairs that rocked. They also were allowed to bring their own non-violent video games and systems to play. Read more…

Door to Door for Pennies – This is a twist on door to door fundraising. 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…