Does anyone have any good ideas for fundraisers at a local community center, open to the public?
By Community_help from Canton, OH
Collect donations from local businesses and have a penny sale. Most businesses big and small will donate.
If you have sewing scraps, you can make tote bags, which people are starting to use more for grocery shopping instead of taking home more plastic bags. You could also cut fabric into strips and crochet them into rugs. If you have yarn, younger people are enjoying the comeback of shawls, granny square scarves, and other accessories. There are patterns available these days for that. Old ironing board backing is good to use for the inside of hot pads. If you are having the sale in the early spring, you could start flower or vegetable seeds in hollowed out eggshells and sell them in open egg cartons for people to transplant. They simply crack the shell when it's time to plant and plant the whole thing.
Ever thought of a Chili or Spaghetti Dinner! Both are so cheap to make and tickets can sell for a nominal fee. People of the center can serve the food and do clean up. I have done these in the past and they always go well for raising funds. Good luck!
I like the peeler booklets. They have peelers for use at restaurants BOGO free at local places. With the economy this is a great help. I'm a single Mom and this is the way we get to eat out. After about two or three uses the booklet pays for itself. These usually sell around May.
Maybe you could sell classes such as a gardening class or an art class; even aerobics are popular classes. Find a local celebrity that will donate their time as an instructor. Good luck.
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