Christmas Fundraising Ideas
In our opinion, the best part about the Christmas holidays is spreading cheer. The holiday season is about giving to others, especially those who may be less fortunate. One of the best ways to do so is to start a fundraiser this coming holiday season. With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the ideal time to begin planning. Below, you’ll find some Christmas fundraising ideas.
Sell Trees And Wreathes What better way to appeal to the spirit of Christmas than to sell trees and wreaths this holiday season? To coordinate this fundraiser, you would get in touch with a local tree or wreath supplier in your area. The earlier you can get in touch with them, the better. As it becomes later in the season, their supply will become much more limited. If possible try to contact them no later than October. The supplier may be willing to sell you the trees at cost or donate them to you. You can then sell the trees yourself by setting up in a parking lot. Be sure to advertise your sale. Keep in mind that you’ll need volunteers to help sell the trees and wreaths.
Jingle Bell Run This is another fun event that makes for an excellent fundraising opportunity. Executing this fundraiser would be much like organizing a 5K run. The one significant difference is that you would make this holiday-themed, putting up decorations around the track. Additionally, all participants can tie jingle bells to their shoes – hence the name “Jingle Run.” The one key component to this event is that it may be too cold to host the event outdoors, especially if you live in an area where it snows frequently. You don’t want your runners to risk injury, so perhaps consider hosting the event on an indoor track. You can provide participants with refreshing holiday treats after the race like candy canes and hot chocolate.
Wrapping Paper Sale This fundraiser allows you take advantage of one of the biggest “needs” of the holiday season, wrapping paper. Come Christmas, everyone needs to stock up on wrapping paper. Instead of having your friends and family go to their local store for the wrapping paper, you can instead, convince them to put their money to a good cause and purchase wrapping paper from you. For this fundraiser, you’ll want to look up suppliers who will allow you to take the most substantial profit margins. You will want to put considerable efforts into making sure that you plan for order forms. There is a lot of logistical planning into coordinating group orders. Consider only offering only a few products to help make it easier.
Do You Have Experience With Christmas Fundraising? If you have experience with a Christmas fundraiser, we invite you to share it in the comment section below. While we’ve included some of our favorites in this article, we would like to hear about your favorites too! What worked well? What didn’t work? What suggestions would you make to others? We look forward to hearing from you!