Fundraising for HELP A POOR CHILD or any other charity is one of the most rewarding things you can do. For us, the money you raise - whatever the amount - will make a real difference to children and fundraising itself can be as fun or as challenging as you want it to be.
So if you, your school or company are involved in any fundraising activities, please consider nominating HELP A POOR CHILD.
For a number of years, hundreds of Marathon runners have covered the 26 miles course and raised badly needed funds for the charity. Now, we have a hassle-free way to help these runners raise money for Help A Poor Child, with an online fundraising page, which you can create by clicking the CREATE SPONSOR PAGE button.
SCHOOLS & YOUTH
To have a successful fundraiser you don't need a lot of up front money. All you need is some willing people who are ready to make a difference and support the work of HELP A POOR CHILD.
A popular fundraiser that gets everyone involved is a bake sale. You may be thinking "everyone has a bake sale", but there is a reason why this is done over and over again: it works! Simply solicit the members of your group, or their families, to donate a baked item. Bake sales do especially well if set up at summer festivals and school and local community fetes. Bake sales can also be made to be specific, such as a pie sale or a biscuit or cake sale.
Another good choice is a community dinner. These dinners are open to the community for a fee or donation, and are usually theme related around holiday time. Near St. Patrick's Day you may have "corned beef and cabbage", or a "sweetheart's dinner", complete with dim lights and candles near Valentine's Day. Spaghetti and meatballs is always a popular dinner any time of the year. Again, you need the cooperation, volunteer time and cooking ability of your members.
Craft books and cook books are a great fundraising idea. Collect favourite recipes for favourite meals, or if you are dealing with children you can combine it with their favourite craft ideas or recipes, such as homemade playdough, etc.
For printing, often a local business is willing to print up the pages once they are laid out, and binding can be done with regular looseleaf type ring binders. These make wonderful gifts, and momentos, for all involved.
There are any number of fundraising ideas, along with these traditional ones. All you need to do is get a few willing heads and hearts together and you can with one of your own unique ideas, make it a worthwhile fund raiser.
Any help you can give us with our fundraising would be just great. Every penny raised is so important to us: Here are just some ideas for your school, club, company or even just for you.
As long as its fun then anything is possible. Please call us to discuss any ideas you have.
Organise a mass aerobics session either in the club or at a local school, church or community centre to attract others who are not currently members of your club. Participants could be sponsored and/or be charged to enter.
Art Exhibition And Sale
Ask local artists or galleries to donate pictures (originals or numbered prints) or to donate a percentage of the proceeds of their own at their art sale.