Event Fundraisers

Make exploring your local community exciting by hosting an Amazing Race. The Amazing Race is a reality game show where teams race against each other in a global scavenger hunt. The teams must make specific stops, where they will complete different challenges to gather clues that will help them move forward in the game. Similarly, you could have people enter as teams and set up challenges around your local area and the teams would complete the challenges to move forward and reach the finish line.

Hosting an Arts and Crafts Day is not only a great way to raise funds but it is also the perfect opportunity to spend time with other like-minded people. An Arts and Crafts Day usually involves a group of people working on a project, whether that be painting, scrapbooking or card making, get creative! You could also run a small cafe to accompany your Arts and Crafts Day and provide everyone who comes with the option of purchasing some yummy baked goods and beverages.

Looking for a way to fundraise as a group? A car wash may be the way to go for you! Consider doing it after church one Sunday so your church family can support you or doing it one Saturday with your friends. Doing a letterbox drop to the houses in your local area is a great way to advertise. If you want to raise some extra funds, consider different things you could sell like snacks or beverages where customers can sit, eat and chat with other customers while their cars are being washed.

Clothes swapping is a great way to swap treasures, and reuse clothes. This is a good way to encourage the community to get involved in donating unwanted clothes. The clothes swap can be fill-a-bag, where the customer pays for the quantity of the contents in the  bag, or pays for the individual prices of items, or pays an entry fee and swaps per number of items they have brought! Everyone has clothes which they were given or they bought for a one-time event, stuck in their wardrobe and will never wear it again, because it “just isn’t them.” But those items are perfect for someone else’s style.

A games night is a great way to get the community involved in what you’re doing over the summer, while putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising. You can host a games night at your church or a community centre. A games night should include different options of games to play because not everyone is going to want to play the same game and it is a good opportunity to also include some snack foods, like chips, lollies and soft drinks.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Having a garage sale is a great way of selling items that you don’t need and raising funds for your summer team. You can even think bigger than your garage and have a big sale at your church where everyone donates items and agrees for you to put the money raised toward your team cost. Most people have things they don’t need, want or don’t have the time to use. A garage sale provides an opportunity for many people to contribute these unwanted items and help you out.

The aroma of tea, coffee and an assortment of sweet treats, and friendship. Why not run a high tea to raise funds for your summer team? Think pretty clothes, tuxedos, delicious delicacies {muffins, cupcakes and more!} and of course, an abundance of tea! 

Would you like to host a fun games day/night and watch people compete in entertaining activities? Then running a ‘Minute to Win It’ day/night is for you! Minute to Win It games usually require little set up time or resources, but provide fun activities for a range of ages and abilities. Ideas can be found online through YouTube and many different websites. 

A Scavenger Hunt comprises a hunt for miscellaneous objects hidden in various places or looking for certain icons/places. This area may be at the shops, your church or even in your neighbourhood! Scavenger Hunts are a great way to have fun with family and friends while exploring together.

A silent auction is an excellent way to raise some more funds during another fundraiser. Silent auctions are easy to set up, only require a little bit of preparation and are enjoyable for all. Just set up some tables, put the items on the tables with a bidding sheet, and watch the auction run itself!

There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition! Maybe you could run a silly Sports Day involving three legged races, egg and spoon races and more. You could create a mini competition day, where anyone can come and help raise funds as they move between different games. Or why not try round robin? Put teams up against each other in a particular sport, or draw a sport from a hat to make things interesting!

Put your friend’s, church community’s and family’s knowledge to the test by hosting a trivia night. There are endless possibilities for the different categories or topics for each of the rounds! You can choose to have a theme for your trivia night. Guests can dress up in costume to match the theme, and you can base your trivia night categories around those topics. Come up with your theme and questions, organise teams and you’re good to go!