Fundraising Ideas: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups, with a Resource Directory: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups, with a Resource Directory

Fundraising Ideas: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups, with a Resource Directory: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups, with a Resource Directory

by Janell Shride Amos

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786400720
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Retired teacher, administrator and assistant principal Janell Shride Amos of St. Louis, Missouri, taught in both elementary and high schools.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments v

Preface xi

Introduction 1



Choosing the Best Fund-raisers 1

Making the Basic Decisions 2

Planning the Event 3

Providing the "Extras" 4

Organizing the Work 5

Promoting Effectively 7

Managing the Money 8

Honoring the Law 8

Dealing with Problems 9

Concluding Activities 9

Valuing Non-Monetary Benefits 10



FUNDRAISING IDEAS 11

A-Thons 11

Accessories Booth 12

Ad Space 13

Animal World Booth 13

Antique Show 13

Art Show 14

Artist Booth 14

Auction 15

Auction-Silent 15

Babysitting Service 16

Bake Sale 16

Bake Sale Booth 17

Balloon-Animals 17

Balloon Bouquets 18

Balloons-Helium 18

Baskets Booth 18

Battle of the Sexes 19

Bazaars 19

Beauty Contest-Men Only 22

Bingo 23

Book Fair 24

Books Booth 24

Boutique Booth 25

Breakfast in Bed-Delivered 25

Cake Sale 26

Cakewalks 26

Calendars 27

Candy-Homemade 27

Car Wash 27

Caramel Apples & Popcorn Balls 28

Card Mailing Service 28

Card Parties 29

Carnival 29

Catering Children's Parties 31

Charm Schools 31

Children's Art-Make and Take 31

Children's Shopping Event 33

Children's Weekend Camp 34

Chili Cook-Off Dinner 34

Christmas Booth 34

Christmas Caroling 35

Christmas Cookie Trays 36

Christmas Gift Wrapping Booth 36

Christmas Theme 36

Circus Theme 37

Classes 37

College Finals Food 38

Color Analysis 39

Concerts 39

Cookbooks 40

Cookie Bouquets 40

Country Style Booth 41

Country Theme 41

Coupon Books 42

Crafts Booth 42

Crafts Home Parties 43

Custom Crafts Shop 44

Dance Exhibition and Contest 44

Dances 44

Delivery Service 45

Demonstration Meals 45

Demonstrations 45

Dinner Delivered 46

Directories 46

Directory for Babysitting 47

Divorced Fathers Service 47

Door to Door 48

Dress Down for Charity 48

Early American Theme 49

Elections for a Special Office 49

Entrepreneur Competition 49

Exercise Club 50

Exhibition Games 50

Fairs 50

Family Feud 51

Fashion Shows 52

Festivals 53

Firewood Sales 55

Fish Fry 55

Flea Market 55

Flea Market Booth 56

Food-Business Catering 56

Food-Concessions 56

Food-Meals 57

Food-Smorgasbord 57

Food Booth 58

Fortunes 58

Fourth of July Theme 59

Fruit Baskets 59

Garage Sale 59

Genealogy Workshops 60

Gift Wrapping Service 61

Golf Scramble 61

Good Ole Days Theme 61

Grab Bags 61

Grandparent & Grandchildren Events 62

Halloween Events 62

Hamburger Stand 63

Harvest Booth 63

Hatters 64

Haunted House 64

Hawaiian Theme 65

Hay Rides 65

Herbs and Spices Booth 65

Hobbies Booth 66

Home Inventories 66

Home Parties for Products 67

Horse Shows 67

Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roast 67

Hot Dog Stand 68

International Theme 69

Jewelry Booth 70

Kissing Booth 70

Kitchen Booth 71

Lectures 71

Lunch Delivered/Packed 71

Magazines Booth 72

Makeup Booth 72

Melodrama 72

Memorial Day Cemetery Decorations 73

Mile of Coins 73

Mobile Booths 73

Movie Benefit 74

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 74

Music for Donations 75

Mystery Trips 75

Needlework Shop 76

Pancake Breakfast 76

Pancake Day 76

Parade 77

Parents' Night Out 77

Personalized Items Booth 77

Pet Booth 78

Pet Show 78

Pet Sitting 79

Pet Walking 79

Petting Place 79

Photograph Props 79

Photographer-Moving 80

Photographs Booth 80

Pictures with Impersonators 81

Pie Supper 81

Pizzas 81

Plant and Flower Booth 81

Plant Sitting 82

Plays and Musicals 82

Poems for the Occasion 83

Pony Rides 83

Popcorn 83

Portrait Center 84

Professional Entertainment 84

Progressive Dinner 84

Pumpkins Painted 85

Raffles 85

Recorded Greetings 85

Recorded Interviews 86

Red, White and Blue Booth 86

Roast and Toast 87

Rummage Sales 87

Salad Luncheon 87

Sand Art Booth 88

Sandwich Shoppe 88

Sayings and Quotes Booth 88

Selling Products 90

Selling Services 91

Serenades for All Occasions 91

Shirts Booth 92

Shopping Service for Shut-Ins 93

Shows for Kids 93

Shut-Ins Telephone Check 93

Skating Party 94

South of the Border Theme 94

Spaghetti Supper 95

Spring House Cleaning Service 95

Spring Theme 95

Strawberry Feast 96

T-Shirts Decorated 96

Talent Contest 96

Talent Show 96

Tasting Parties 97

Tea Room Event 97

Theater Party 98

Valentine Balloons 101

Valentine Theme 101

Victorian Booth 101

Watermelon Cutting 102

Weekend Away 102

Wet Sponge Throw 103

Window Washing 103

Wood Products Booth 103

Yard Booth 104



SUCCESS STORIES 105

Arts and Crafts Fair 105

Auction 106

Avon Fundraiser 109

Bazaar 109

Bingo 110

Book Fair 112

Brunch and Speaker 113

Candy Sale 114

Car Wash 115

Christmas Craft Fair 116

Dinner Theater Production 116

Family Fashion Show 118

Field Party 120

Flea Market and Auction 121

Hike for the Homeless 123

House Tour 125

Men's Beauty Contest 126

Mock Election 127

Quilt Show 128

Strawberry Festival 129

Valentine Balloons and Serenades 130



Resources 133

Index 145

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