Simple Ideas for a Religious Fundraiser

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Hosting a religious or church fundraiser is a great way to raise awareness for an important issue that you are trying to solve, and it is also a great way to give back to the community and ultimately bring some much-needed donations into your non-profit organization to support your local community, provide for those in need, and preach positive messages about peace and love.

But organizing any fundraiser can be difficult, so what are some simpler ways to get a special religious fundraiser together? Continue reading to learn more.

Apparel Fundraising

Creating apparel that is branded with your church’s name, youth group, etc. is really one of the simplest ways to raise some extra money for your religious group. You can find a variety of websites on which you can design myriad products, from t-shirts to baseball caps, that can then be sold online at no cost to you.

You simply receive a check after making a few sales online, and you can even purchase the items from yourself in order to get the branded apparel that you need to sell at an in-person event. The best thing about this fundraiser, too, is the fact that it can run continuously without having to pay any money to keep it going.

Help People Donate Their Cars and Boats

By teaming up with organizations like Boat Angel, your church can help people donate their used cars, motorcycles, and boats to charities that will then use those items to help those in need. Or, if you would like to set up your own version of this charity, you can create a fundraiser to collect these used vehicles and then sell them and give the money to people in need throughout your community. You can also use the money to make your religious organization even better than it already is in order to help more people directly every day.

Candle Fundraiser

A candle fundraiser is one of the most popular fundraising ideas for churches today. This is because candles are so popular and they are also considered spiritual. You can sell a variety of candles during a special event in order to generate extra money, but you can also have these for sale through a catalog of offerings at any time throughout the year. For example, you can host a candle fundraiser with a variety of candles for sale during the month of November, especially since many people are already Christmas shopping at that time and candles are a great gift idea.

A Street Fair

Whether you are able to hold a fair in your church’s large parking lot or the town gives you more space to work with, such as an entire street, a community fair is one of the best ways to raise awareness for your religious organization while also generating a lot of money that you can put to good use to help others and grow your church.

Go ahead and allow a variety of vendors to purchase tables for your event so that they can sell foods, drinks, artwork, souvenirs, and more. You can even have companies that bring rides to the fair set up their gear so that people can come with their kids and have a blast. At the end of the day, everyone will be enjoying some fun outside with one another while making purchases and giving donations to your group.

Collect Recyclable Items

To keep products out of landfills and out of the environment, consider running a recycling program throughout the year. This is a great way to allow members of your community to donate everything from their old mobile devices, to their used printer cartridges and more.

These items can then be given to an organization that will properly recycle and/or refurbish them and, in return, you will get some much-needed cash. Like the apparel fundraiser discussed above, this is a really great and easy way to generate donations throughout the year. But in addition to benefitting your religious group, you will also be doing good for the environment by reducing trash.

Fundraising for your religious group does not need to be difficult. In fact, there are plenty of ideas that are surprisingly simple to execute, especially when you team up with other organizations and charities. Remember to fundraise throughout the year and provide your community with a variety of ways to give back to you, whether they purchase apparel or candles from you or they bring in their recyclables and attend your annual outdoor street fair for fun.

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