Who doesn’t love to play with a puppy? Try a Rent-A-Puppy fundraiser! Contact your local Humane Society and ask if they will bring a group of adoptable puppies and dogs to an afternoon in the park. Offer volunteers to help with transportation. The idea is to let kids that perhaps can’t have a pet due to living arrangements get a chance to spend time with a ‘rental’.
This fundraiser works well in a park where there is room to run and play. Remember the dogs and puppies need to be on leashes. Have paper bowls and fresh water available, and bottled drinks for thirsty two footers! Be sure you display free advertising for those bringing the animals, and have the Humane Society bring adoption applications in case someone wants to apply for a forever four-legged friend.
Looking for your next ‘go-green’ fundraiser? Why not let the pet owners in your community have a special rummage sale day to benefit your cause. A Doggie Bag fundraiser lets people buy whatever they can fit in a bag for a set price, and gives you an opportunity to hold an auction for larger items and raffle off some donations.
Pet owners are always on the look for different toys, beds, collars, or actual doggy clothes for their fur babies. Used-but-in-good-condition items such as collars, leashes, and pet beds, grooming equipment, carriers, and kennel crates can be donated to be auctioned or raffled. Donations of canned and dry pet food will be great. Treats and toys will be a big hit, too!
Chocolate is not called ‘the food of the gods’ for nothing! Everyone loves it and that is why using it to make money for your organization will have a broad appeal. Not only that, but attendees can walk off some of the calories. Go-green in the outdoors, and give your local small businesses a boost. How does a Chocolate Walk fundraiser work?
The basic idea is this: talented chefs from restaurants and candy makers gather for a competition to see who can make the best chocolate dessert. Stands are set up around the center of town or, for a larger city, through a couple of commercial neighborhood blocks.
Harsh chemicals pollute the air, toxic liquids go down the drain. No this isn’t some mad scientific experiment gone wrong, it’s what many women take part in every time they get a perm! Lovely locks of hair being ruined by such harsh chemicals, not to mention the air pollution it makes. The days of bobby pins and rag curls are gone… or are they?
A terrific fundraiser that lets folks throw those harsh chemicals away for at least one day is hosting a ‘Green Hair Day’. While the bouncy curls may not last nearly as long, the absence of pollutants will have a definite effect on the environment! Gather up old clean sheets and rip them into 2 x 4 strips for rag curls. Buy bobby pins in various sizes for pin curls. Pick up some shampoo and conditioner if you plan to offer washing as well.