Before we start with the fundraising ideas, let's make sure you have a team. You can register by clicking here.
1. Have a closet sale. Go through your clothes and ask yourself these questions:
- Does it fit?
- Have I worn it in the last 12 months?
- Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
- Is this in style/does it accurately represent my style?
- If I was shopping right now would I buy this?
- If it is damaged am I going to take the time to fix it?
- Do I feel confident when I wear it?
If any of the answers are no, then start a closet sale. You can do it on social media or just invite some friends over! Just because it doesn’t belong in your closet doesn’t mean it can’t belong to someone else’s. You can even take things left over to resale shops to see what extra money you can get.
2. Have a garage sale. Do you have more than just clothes that you need to get rid of? Ask some of your Walk for Wishes teammates if they have anything to contribute and wake up bright and early on a Saturday morning. Telling people when they arrive that the proceeds from the sale will be going towards your team’s funds to benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee may make you a few extra sales!
3. Make a homemade treat to sell at the office or in your neighborhood. There are so many easy things to make like homemade treats, gift baskets and even bath and body items like lotions and bath bombs that would be fun to make! Take preorders to start and word will travel fast so you could plan to fill orders on weekends or when you have extra time. Advertise on social media and let people know that all the money will be going to your Walk for Wishes team.
4. Give friends and family jars or bottles to throw extra change in. Did you know a water bottle filled with dimes is $100? And a two-liter filled with dimes is $500? Every little bit adds up! Even if it isn’t dimes, the money is still going towards granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Put them in your family members' cars and give to the rest of your team to throw in change when they have it! You can even put it in your office for when people get back from lunch. The possibilities are endless for these change-catchers.
5. Have a team car wash. Take a Saturday to set up at a place you can have a car wash on a warm and sunny day! Advertise beforehand on social media, and tag people who you know are in need of a car wash. You can also make signs for the day of to stand near the car wash.
You could even make house calls for people who are unable to stop by! Just bring soap, a bucket and a sponge and just ask to use their hose. You could set a price or just ask for donations for your Walk for Wishes team.