If you've taken the time to browse through our web-site, you will see that we are endeavoring a big feat by not only taking in and taking care of young abused, disabled and orphaned girls in need by loving them, clothing them and educating them but also we are endeavoring to help those in need in the community surrounding us. We will be dealing with everything from feeding, clothing and educating our girls as well as helping to reach out, feed and clothe families in need that are around us and help their children have a chance at life as well.
This is where we will need your help! If you are interested in helping us help others . . . partner with us by fundraising on behalf of House of Hope and all that we represent. There are many fundraising ideas out there just take a look at the following ideas . . .
Fundraise with a Church Auction: A church auction is a fabulous way to use the talents of your community members to raise money. Ask each parishioner to donate something to the auction. Business owners might contribute goods or services, while others can create handmade items like art, cookbooks, quilts and baked goods. With the support of your church, you may be able to use a church building to hold the auction. Get your pastor’s assistance by asking him or her to announce your fundraising plans to parishioners, and be sure to publicize it early and often. You can even hold volunteering meetings right after church, so everyone can attend.
Fundraise at your local School: Kids love any excuse not to have to wear their school uniforms. It’s no wonder dress down days are some of the most popular days during the school year! You can raise money for a school fundraising cause by holding a special dress day for students and teachers. On the fundraising day, students pay a set amount (usually like $1) and they get to wear something other than their school uniform. Ideas include:
Dress down (non-uniform day)
Halloween/Harvest Day dress-up party
By getting creative with your fundraising ideas for schools, you can have non-uniform days mixed with costume/ fancy dress days, and you can even award prizes for the best costumes.
Other Fundraising ideas you can do is host a bake sale, a craft showor a school carnival, these also make great school fundraising events.
* So what’s the best school fundraising idea? Asking the kids! It’s important to involve children in fundraising from an early age, so they have the opportunity to learn about charitable giving.
Community Fundraising Ideas
Neighborhood Street Party:Take your fundraising out into your community by organizing a street party in your neighborhood.
The best way to organize a street party is to get your neighbors involved early. You will need their permission to use the street for the day, and they can also help with the planning of the party. Introduce yourself and ask for volunteers to help with different tasks.
You can do anything in a street party, but it’s a good idea to combine it with other, smaller fundraising ideas to raise more money for your cause. Consider asking for a donation to attend the party, and then set up different stalls:
Sell food and drinks or have a bake sale
Game stalls (pay to play, with prizes)
Children’s face painting
FUNDRAISING YARD SALE: Persuade your neighbors to clean out their lofts, attics and garages by holding a community yard sale. You can hold the sale on your street depending on what your neighborhood is like – or ask to use a local church or school parking lot or sports field for the day.
As with a street party, opening up food and drink stalls at the yard sale is another way to raise money for your charity, so plan ahead and make the most of your day.
No matter what community fundraising event you have planned, the most important step is making your neighbors an essential part of it. Even if you haven’t spoken to some of your neighbors, make sure they feel welcome to attend your event. Once that’s done, your event is sure to be a success!