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What are some free church fundraising ideas?

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Asked by AAP1988 at 10:42 AM on Jul. 9, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Can't get any more free than standing on a corner begging for money...

    Answer by IhartU at 10:48 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Fundraising costs money. You need to advertise your event, have a product to sell or a service to provide (even a car wash will incur costs for supplies- water, hoses, buckets, sponges, etc).
    Maybe you want to re-think this or re-word your question.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:11 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • free?

    not sure... takes money to MAKE money

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:16 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Raising money from within the church or from outside? Inside is easy - have people sign up to donate to a bake sale and have it after church one week. Outside, you need to talk to your congregants and see who has what resources available to donate, then go from there. Easiest would be a silent auction or a dinner.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:26 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • whats a silent auction?

    Comment by AAP1988 (original poster) at 11:55 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • A Feast. Like San Gennaro's in NYC. My Dad ran our Church Feast for 27 years & he made a tremendous amount of money for the Church. Food, Rides, Games, Entertainment.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • My dd's did something crazy for color guard which would work for anything. They (As a group of 3) took one egg and went to the first house and asked the people to buy the egg. Then they went to the next house and asked for an egg. Then they sold it to the next house. They ended up in 3 teams of 3 and made around $600.

    Another fundraiser they did was called "I would.....for $1" On a sheet of paper it listed about 20 things the girl would do. EX: Sing their ABC's, stand on their head, gallop like a pony, etc. The person with the money got to choose what crazy thing they wanted them to do. They ended up with about $700 with that one

    Answer by baconbits at 12:04 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • The youth group at my church always made a pretty good bit of money selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You can google their website for their fundraising deals.

    Answer by missanc at 12:25 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Also, my school used to raise money through a program with our local grocery store chain. We would sell gift cards in whatever amount they people wanted (rounded to the next $10), then when they used the cards our group got back a percentage of the sales. That way nobody had any money out of pocket, really except what they would normally spend on groceries anyway. Check with your local chains.

    Answer by missanc at 12:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • whats a silent auction?

    People donate things like gift cards or baskets (generally businesses, so they can get pricey, like a full car detailing or a night at bed and breakfast, down to smaller things like a manicure or dinner gift card - it's tax deductible for the donor), the items are all set up with cards in front of them, and people either sign up for a number that has their info attached, or just use their info when they bid. They write their bid on the card, the next person who wants it writes on the next line with a higher bid, and so on through the night. At the end of the night, highest bidders win the items they bid on.

    The other option is people buy tickets, write their name on them, and put in the tickets on the items they want, whoever has the most tickets per item wins it. That way raises more money, but might have less people participate.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:01 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

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