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.
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!
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The community center in our area has in the past made quilts, afghans, etc. to raise money for the center's needs.