Looking for some inspiring and unique fundraising ideas for your nonprofit organization, church group, or youth sports teams? Here’s a look at 10 of the best fundraising ideas that other groups are doing around the country this week to raise money for some worthy causes.
Each week, we take a look around to see which fundraiser events are working well for charitable causes and also what type of fun activities they use to raise even more funds at their events. Here are this week’s top ten fun fundraising event ideas:
Lineman Rodeo Fundraiser – Power company linemen compete in various skills contests like pole climbing and simulated rescues to raise funds for college scholarships for deserving local teens in Wenatchee, WA. Lots of fun family activities and a rubber duck race liven up the festivities.
Paddle For Pink Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser – Paddle for Pink fundraiser at Mercer County Park in Trenton, NJ benefits breast cancer survivors. Four teams compete in a traditional Chinese dragon boat race complete with drum-pounding coxswains.
1000 Miles Till Home Fundraiser For Wounded Veterans – Amazingly inspirational fundraiser in Decatur, TX where WC Challenger Charities raised $100,000 to purchase five foreclosed homes through the Military Warriors Support Foundation to help out five wounded veterans and their families. Tremendous community support and corporate sponsorships also provided these five heroes with full-time jobs to take care of their families.
24th Annual A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters Fundraiser – Gourmet charity gala evening raised $1.4 million to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. More than 1,400 guests were treated to a food and wine extravaganza featuring 75 premier California wineries, 45 chefs and nearly 900 live and silent auction items in event on the Warner Brothers studio lot.
Awesome Eighties School Fundraiser Raises $30k – An Eighties themed fundraiser raised over $30,000 for a parochial school in Birmingham, AL. The fun fundraising event did a tremendous job with fantastic live and silent auction items as the primary moneymaker. Everything had an 80’s theme, including the live auction paddles shaped like Pac Man.
Newsbabes Bash For Breast Cancer – Network reporters in Washington, D.C. join forces to raise money with a charity gala for Howard University Cancer Center, which specializes in research and prevention of cancer among minorities. A group of male anchors, called the “Newsmen in Pink,” from the same TV stations participated as well.
Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash Fundraisers For Diabetes – Multiple fundraising events were held across the country to raise money for diabetes research were coordinated by the Waylon Fund. Waylon Fund National Honorary Committee members include Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Jeff Bridges, Keith Urban and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Blondes Vs Brunettes Charity Powderpuff Flag Football Fundraiser – This female flag football game in Cleveland, OH benefits the Alzheimer’s Association – Last year’s summer gridiron kickoff that raised more than $41,000 for the group’s Cleveland chapter. These events are held in multiple cities across the country.
Skate For Hope Cancer Fundraiser – Inspiring ice skating fundraiser with performances by many top figure skaters held in Columbus, OH. Each skater presented a flower to cancer survivors, some of whom were their own mothers.
Luau Fundraiser Benefits Humane Society – A fun fundraiser event with a Polynesian-theme raises money for the Humane Society in Riverside, CA for the sixth year in a row. Hula dancing lessons and Hawaiian-style buffet plus live music created a fun time for all.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s look at 10 fun fundraising event ideas from across the country!