can think of an effective fundraiser?

Philippines
February 26, 2007 10:57pm CST
i have a friend who is in the hospital right now and our friends are thinking of a fundraiser to help her out... she just had a baby but her pregnancy gave her a lot of risks...we want to help badly and so we are trying to think of way to accumulate money to help her...can u suggest any, guys?
4 responses
• United States
27 Feb 07
We have a member of my church who has incurred a lot of expenses due to recently discovering he has cancer. One of the fundraisers the church did was sell chances to win 1 of 5 frozen turkeys. They are selling them for $1 a chance. They printed 2000 tickets to begin with, and thank God they have just had to print another 2000. Homemade quilts is another great item to raffle off. I hope this helps and I pray that all goes well with your friend.
• United States
27 Feb 07
I leave ina small town of 3,000 people. a lot of fundraiser they have when someone is in hospital and has lots of medical bills, is having a chlly dinner if you could find a church all or town hall you can use at know charge. Put a add in the paper and on your local radio starion about a dinner of some kind. you will be surprused the turn out you will get.
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
that's a good idea...tnx...but since we are not really fond of turkey...we might cook chicken...tnx again...
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
27 Feb 07
Ask for help from local charity or a church.An icecrfeam sale fundraising can help you. There are many different ways to fundraise, but for a operation such as the one you are about to embark upon there are set plans, such as the one below, which will make your goal easier to reach. Below is a step by step program on how to get your fundraising on the right track. Step 1 To make the procedure easier it would be a good idea to approach a non profit organization about helping you fundraise. Start off by drafting up a letter talking about how you exchange experience will benefit you, the community, and their organization. Repeat this step until you get the support of at least one organization. Step 2 The best way to start collecting money for your trip would be to write a letter to all the businesses and organizations in your area asking of them financial support. It would also be a smart to inquire about part time employment at some of these organization. Step 3 Now that you have some money in your pocket it would be a good idea to start your bigger fundraisers, such as goods sales, and events. To get the goods which you plan to sell, such as chocolate, candles, cookies etc., it is a good idea to go through the non profit organization that is supporting your trip. If you are planning to hold an event such as a dance, wake-a-thon, sporting tournament, etc., it is advised that you also go through your supporting group to get a venue for you. Chocolate In order to do this fundraiser one needs to get a non profit organization such as a church, school, or community council to order the goods through a producer such as World’s Finest Chocolates. This fundraiser is always a success in any area no matter how big or how small. It is also a great idea to get businesses around your community to help by placing your product in their stores. Cold Plates This fundraiser is meant more for bigger areas due to the cost of production. In affect you need to sell a lot to make a lot. Cold plates can be produced at home, or a group can be hired to produce the product for the fee of groceries and labor. Homemade Goods These are always a great money attracter. No one can say that anything tastes as good as a homemade treat. Students who take this path to fundraise will produce such goods at home either by themselves or their parents. Cookies and jam are two ideas of homemade treats that will more than likely be a major success! A Pepsi and a hot Dog at Wal-Mart. The area Wal-Mart makes their Pepsi and hot dog cart available to local charities to sell refreshments over the weekend in the parking lot of their store. Fran (McLeod) explained that the Pepsi was purchased directly from the distributor and the dogs were purchased through Sam's Club. The result? After expenses, the area BVL drive was $500 richer! What's more, through an existing Wal-Mart program, the company offered a matching donation. Also if you are good at music just start an open ground fundraising music program.This is simple,and easy.
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
that is really a good suggestion...thanx...am sure will get some ideas with what you have here...am just glad of the response ur giving to this call, guys...tnx so much...
@crosa125 (1484)
27 Feb 07
sorry, i don't really know i wish i could help you on that
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
27 Feb 07
we had a fundrasier for a friend of ours who needed money for a kidney transplant.what we did was.we went an found a music band to play for free. to have a outside concert.an went to all the stores to help donate thing to be auction off an the concert.we got a lodge to donate their park to have the concert at.an we charged an admission fee to the concert.an plus we had ventor an the concern who donated their sales money..so with the auction an admission fees an with the vendors we collected almost $10,000..i wish you the best of luck