Everyone remembers the joy of receiving presents as children. The thrill of unwrapping a gift is a feeling that can rarely be matched when you are young. However, there does come a point when you realize that giving can be just as rewarding, if not more so, as receiving. Getting your little ones involved in fundraising is one of the best ways to teach them about charity and instill this mindset in them at a younger age. With that in mind, here are six fundraising ideas for kids.
- Bake Sale
Selling baked goods is a classic fundraising idea used by children and adults alike. You and your little ones will enjoy the time you spend cooking muffins, cookies, brownies, and more, and then you can sell them to raise funds. You can even enlist a few volunteers and supporters of your cause to donate extra items. To make it even more fun, come up with a theme for your sale.
- Sports Tournament
Getting the kids off the couch can be a major struggle these days, but a little competition can make it fun. By hosting a charity sports tournament, your little ones get some exercise and raise money for a cause close to them too. All you need to do is find a venue, like a school field, and plan a few activities. You can charge for participation and give prizes, like medals to the winners.
- T-Shirt Fundraiser
Selling t-shirts can seem like a complicated idea, but it’s actually quite easy once you’ve sourced the t-shirts themselves. You could use paint and a potato stamper, or even screen printing supplies, to print a fun design on your shirts and then sell them online and at fairs. Make sure that you have a range of sizes so that people of any age have the chance to wear your creations.
- Car Wash
As long as it’s not the dead of winter, a car wash could be the classic fundraising idea for you. Young children will need more parental involvement, but those older should be able to organize and run a car wash with little supervision. As long as you have plenty of soapy water and sponges, you can set up shop in a parking lot and offer your services to passersby for a fee.
- Balloon Raffle
A balloon raffle is a fun take on the original idea. For this fundraiser, all you need are the raffle tickets, a pack of balloons, some confetti, and a prize. Just pop a ticket and some confetti in each balloon and charge supporters a small amount to pop one and collect the ticket inside. A flurry of confetti will fall out with the ticket, and the person with the winning number gets the prize.
- Sponsored Silence
If your little ones like to make a lot of noise, then a sponsored silence can earn you a few hours of much-needed peace. Choose a length of time for your kids to stay silent and have them collect sponsorships to do so. Keeping quiet for so long will probably be a struggle for them, so remind them just how much good their donation is going to do for your chosen charity.
If you and your little ones are looking for ways to raise money, one of the ideas above might be for you.