Fundraising Tips

Whether you’re at the office, school or out in the community this list is sure to help you get creative and host a fun and successful fundraiser!

Our top 5 for any day!

  1. Use your birthday, anniversary, baby shower, wedding, etc. as an excuse to throw a party! Suggest donations in lieu of gifts.
  2. Have a bake sale or garage sale with proceeds going to Wellspring Calgary
  3. Have a bottle drive: put out some flyers with info about Wellspring and contact your local bottle depot!
  4. Have a poker tournament: set a buy in, half goes to the winner half goes to Wellspring Calgary
  5. Lawn mowing or sidewalk shovelling: lend a helping hand for a donation!

Valentine’s Day

At the Office:
Have a lollipop pull: get a bunch of multi colored lollipops with an amount attached to the color (ex. Green=$5) then have each member of the staff draw a lolly!

At School:
Candy guessing Jar: have your class or school donate a dollar or two to guess how many candies are in the jar! Closest to the amount wins all the candy!

In Your Community:
Host a Bucket Auction: get a few auction items, display the bid price and beside each put a bucket. Then you take 50/50 style tickets and each person puts one half in the bucket of the item they want and keep the other. At the end you draw one number from each bucket and the winner pays the bid price!

St. Patrick’s Day

At the Office:
Hold a leprechaun dress up contest: employees donate to enter and the winner gets a small prize!

At School:
Have a Pot of gold donation bucket: everyone who donates gets a golden (chocolate) coin!

In Your Community:
Have a St. Patrick’s party: “Kiss me I’m Irish booth” for a donation! The kissing could be via dog instead of a person

Easter

At the Office:
Hold an Easter egg hunt: register by donation!

At School:
Have an Easter egg painting contest: use Styrofoam eggs to keep mess to a minimum, donate to enter and a prize for the winner!

In Your Community:
Have a day with the Easter bunny: have someone dress up and take donations for entry and photos! You could even have an Easter egg hunt as well!

Canada Day

At the Office:
Have a National anthem singing competition: donate to enter and the winner/ winners get a prize.

At School:
School’s out for summer! If you want to hold an event before school ends host a 50/50 Canadian trivia day and test your students on their knowledge in a fun way: donate to register and winner gets half the collections as a prize!

In Your Community:
Have a Canadian map treasure hunt: The chosen “X marks the spot” location will be hidden in an envelope and people donate to get a pin to stick on the map to guess the spot! Winner gets a small prize.

Thanksgiving

At the Office:
Have a wine pull: people donate to pull a cork and that cork represents a prize (doesn’t all have to be wine) and you can up the amount donated by adding in a spin the wheel or pull from a special basket for a Grand prize!

At School:
Have a pumpkin pie eating contest: classes raise money to sponsor a student or their favourite teacher to enter the contest. Fastest nominee and class with the most raised gets a prize!

In Your Community:
Have a community thanksgiving dinner: donate to join and make it a potluck!

Halloween

At the Office:
Instead of dressing up in costumes have the ultimate casual day: people donate to be able to “dress down” for the day at the office.

At School:
Have a “dress the teacher” contest: classes raise money to participate and each class dresses their teacher up in the craziest costumes they can think of, winning class gets a prize!

In Your Community:
Apple bobbing: put a number or colour on the apple each apple is related to a donation amount.

Christmas & Holiday Season

At the Office:
Have a gingerbread house building contest: people donate to participate and winner gets a prize!

At School:
Hold a Christmas talent show: have family and friends donate to watch and show off all the talents your school has!

In Your Community:
Go carolling: get bundled up and warm up your vocals while bringing some holiday cheer to your neighbours! Don’t forget your donation box!

New Years

At the Office:
Have a new year’s resolution contest: place bets or raise pledges on who will keep their resolution the longest. Winner gets a prize!

At School:
Make a time capsule: have students and teachers donate to add an item to the capsule and find a cool place to bury or store it!

In Your Community:
Have a new year’s party: plug in some dance tunes and take donations as an entry fee! You could even have a theme night!
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