With just a couple weeks until St. Patrick’s Day, now is a great time to put together fundraising efforts. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to generate cash for your organization!
Here are a few options for St Patrick’s Day themed fundraisers:
Green Bake Sale
This puts a twist on a classic fundraising event. To pull this off, you will need a few bakers prepared to create a variety of goodies to sell. This can be held at a venue or your organization’s headquarters.
Ask your bakers to supply all the classic items like cakes, cookies, and brownies with one key element: green food coloring! You can also use gourmet lollipops to sell. This is a great option for those that don’t know how to make baked goods!
This is also pretty quick to put together, so it won’t take a lot of prep time. This is great for last-minute ideas. Get the word out via email blasts and social media posts for an awesome turn out.
Green Scavenger Hunt
This is a fun idea for children and adults. This does take a bit of planning, so its best to have a few people to help out. Start by contacting local places in your neighborhood or around your organization. Be sure they are within walking distance, so your participants don’t have to travel far. Next, ask them to cooperate in your scavenger hunt by giving out clues to the participants. Create witty St. Patrick’s Day clues to lead your participants to the designated location or “pot of gold”. You can charge an entrance fee and give away prizes to the people who complete the scavenger hunt the fastest.
The Green 5K
Marathons are a common scavenger hunt event, perfect for people of all ages. You may need to contact your local police department to block off roads for your runners and approve your 5k run. Ask volunteers to offer the runners water and cheer them on. Charge your runners an entrance fee that will secure their spot and also give them a custom t-shirt displaying your fundraising cost.
These are a few easy ideas you can use to generate money for your school, business, or non-profit organization.
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