Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas

  • Tell everyone you know what you are doing!
  • Send letters to family, friends, and business acquaintances asking for donations for your adoption expenses. Provide address of agency so gifts can be anonymous.
  • Start a money saving jar.
  • Have a big garage sale with donated items. Ask a local business or your church if you can hold it in their parking lot. Find a good location!
  • Host a dinner, have entertainment, and charge admission. Sell hotdogs and drinks at Home Depot or Lowes. Work at a sporting event concession—requires a non-profit status.
  • Mow lawns, rake leaves, shovel snow, walk dogs/dog sit.
  • Have a carnival for kids with games, cupcake walk, bingo, popcorn or sodas, face painting booth, basketball throw, etc. Charge a small fee for each activity.
  • Have a craft or bake sale with donated items.
  • Hold a Both Hands Fundraiser
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