Live, silent or eBay
or Pet Bath
Night at a Local Restaurant
Donate portions of sales or ask diners to round up their
bill to an even amount with spare change benefiting your
change at a register or from a fountain. Creates
awareness for your group as well.
& other Houses of Worship
Don’t leave out your church or other religious place of
worship! There is nothing grater than getting your
congregation involved in helping you with donated venue
space for an event, collection of donated items for a
rummage sale, posting your cause in the bulletin, etc.
You maybe surprised at the networking you may discover
within your own congregation that might offer assistance
in other areas of your fund-raising efforts.
Cook off’s to determine best chili, ribs, brownies, pie,
cookies, etc. Some of your local restaurants may be
willing to sponsor an event like this to benefit your
mailed to businesses and affluent homes in your
community can be effective in soliciting donations. A
very successful means of getting donations is delivering
a donation request letter in person door-to-door with
your family or friends. This gives the potential donor
a chance to meet you and discuss your cause.
Ask your employer to offer employees the opportunity to
wear casual clothing in exchange for a donation to your
items for sale and indicate the special need for the
auction in the description of the item.
Barbecue/Picnic Family Fun Day
Solicit vendors to donate food items & door prizes. Meal
& ticket sales go to your group.
Employer’s helping hands
Ask at work if your company donates money to match your
volunteer hours or will make a donation to your group or
Skyeward Bound Ranch on your behalf. Workplace donations
are a good source to tap into with your coworkers
knowing you and about your special needs family.
friends and family members to forgo unnecessary special
event and holiday gifts and give you gift cards that
will earn you 200% of their face value (This applies to
Gift Card program only and not towards Pay it Forward
Contributions from Grant Recipients). Family & friends
can send those unused cards they currently have tucked
away to SBR Grant Program on your families behalf as
Check with local stores and ask about setting up a table
and offer gift wrapping to benefit your group.
Marathons of all kinds
Walk-a-thons, Bike-a-thons, Dance-a-thons, Bowl-a-thons.
Favorite sports or hobbies provide participants with a
great opportunity to test their endurance while
collecting pledges for specified lengths of time,
repetitions or skills.
Suggested donations are $1, $5, or $10. Display in a
visible location such as stores, beauty shops,
restaurants, bowling alley’s, etc. Participants get to
sign a fun card and the business’ get to tape them all
over their store showing support for your cause. We can
help you with a design for the support cards too.
breakfast, lunch or dinner
Associate this with a raffle, silent auction, or another
way to get friends and neighbors involved. Why not make
the sale a block party to raise awareness of your group!
up a table
in front of a grocery, department, or home improvement
store with the permission of the manager is also a great
way to spread the word about your cause. Be creative in
designing a flyer that you can pass out describing the
need for your fundraiser.
local businesses to help you raise funds
One suggestion is to provide the business with a 4x4
card that patrons can purchase for a dollar, sign their
name to, and place on a wall inside the business. Often
times you and the business owner can decide together on
a fundraising plan that will be most effective in your
community. Perhaps a carwash in the storekeeper’s
parking lot that would entice patrons to purchase goods
from the business owner as they are having their car
tournaments, 5 K fun runs, softball tournaments,
tug-of-war contests, etc.
Such as a Vegas night with the proceeds benefiting your
group. A good source of support for a venue like this is
your local Rotary Clubs, VFW Halls, Eagles Lodges,
Kiwanis Clubs, etc.