Unique Fundraisers

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Adult Spelling Bee

Allow each class or squad to select three adult members. These adults can find their own sponsors to pay the admission fee. Host a contest to let the adults know how hard spelling bees are for the kids!...[read full fundraiser]


Ballroom Instruction/Lessons

Talk to local dance instructors/studios and ask if they're willing to donate their time for a few lessons. Sign people up, and collect payment in advance. You can divide students into groups such as beginner and experienced, ...[read full fundraiser]


Have each participant get sponsors to pledge 5 or 10 cents a pin for 3 games. Participants will also take donations and pay for their games and shoes....[read full fundraiser]


Cardboard Boat Race

Give each team a certain amount of materials they can use (cardboard sheets, tape, paint, glue), and limit their time. Have the participants race, and give awards for most effort and durability. Expect most boats to capsize...[read full fundraiser]

Christmas in [month]

Invite people to come to your Christmas party and dress in Christmas colors (no need to set up a tree or decorate). Wrap and auction off gifts while giving hints about each....[read full fundraiser]


Community Service

Have the youth in your group get sponsors for each hour of community service they do. Arrange to spend several hours over a couple weeks doing service at some local organization. People will love to donate to service!...[read full fundraiser]

Cuffing Contest

Inform the members of your community of the rules, and allow them to pay a fee to nominate a person. You will cuff one member of your organization to one outside participant. The pair will then try to raise money until they...[read full fundraiser]



There are plenty of buildings and landmarks that are destroyed each year. Raffle tickets for the opportunity to press the button at the demolition....[read full fundraiser]

Dog Treats

Buy bowls at the dollar store, and get a large back of doggie treats. Fill each bowl with treats and put them in a plastic bag. Split members of your organization into groups, and have them sell the bowls outside of superma...[read full fundraiser]


Doughnut Eating Contest

Charge an entry fee and see who can eat [6] doughnuts the fastest....[read full fundraiser]

Egg Cycle

Go door to door in small groups and ask the first house if they will give you an egg. Then go to the next house and ask them how much they will donate for the egg....[read full fundraiser]


Food Fight

Host a large event where you bake several pies and charge people an admission to come to the fight. You can use graham pie crusts and 6 oz of custard in each pie, and give each participant 2 pies to throw, and charge a 5$ ad...[read full fundraiser]


If your organization holds multiple small fundraisers throughout the year, then you can sell a fundraising insurance for $20, protecting that person from fundraisers for 6 months! You can just give them a small wallet sized ...[read full fundraiser]


Goat Insurance

Sell tickets for $10 that allow you to enter 3 people's names for the goat contest. Inform these 3 people that their name will be entered in a drawing to win a goat, unless they pay insurance. After you deliver the donated ...[read full fundraiser]

Hydro Joust

For a donation, teams can participate in the joust. You can also charge admission to watch the event. Canoes build up the best speed, but inflatable rafts can be used for a safer environment. Use a long padded pole for the...[read full fundraiser]


Junk Car

Get a broken old car donated. Sell tickets to get the chance to hit the car with a metal baseball bat a certain number of times....[read full fundraiser]

Large Vehicle Show

Rope off a large venue and charge admission. Get a whole bunch of trucks, tractors, firetrucks, and whatever you can find to come be in the show! You can even see if you can get some military vehicles, civil vehicles, or a ...[read full fundraiser]


Lazy Boy Day

Put up a lazy boy chair on display and sell tickets for 25 cents. At he last day, draw a winner, and move the chair around for that person (at school, the office, etc)....[read full fundraiser]

Lobster Racing

Try to get a seafood market to donate lobsters (or anything you could race). Construct channels filled with sea water. Charge admission to the race or allow people to place bets on which lobsters will win. Get local compan...[read full fundraiser]


Make Believe Tea Party

Mail out fancy invitations with a cheap bag of herbal tea to lots of people. Explain to them that on a certain day at a certain time they can enjoy their bag of tea to participate in the imaginary tea party. Encourage a don...[read full fundraiser]

Mischief Insurance

Type up an insurance policy against pranks. Charge $5 for the insurance. Say that you will clean up any mess made on Halloween (but not repair vandalism)....[read full fundraiser]



Collect pre-orders. When people come to prepurchase their order, have them fill out a personal card. On the day before some holiday or big event, assemble corsages and charge $10 per. For an additional charge, deliver a si...[read full fundraiser]

No Talent Show

Tell people that it is $1 to enter, and $5 to exit. Arrange the talent show so that people perform pointless talents or perform talents poorly (singing out of tune, dancing out of sync, etc.)....[read full fundraiser]


Pet Parade

Find a park or someplace you can set up a fashion show. Set up a walkway and invite people to come dress their pets up and walk them down the walkway. Have a panel of judges give awards for creative categories. Charge admi...[read full fundraiser]

Photo with Live Animals

Set up at the mall or at a fair. See if you can get some animals from a local shelter/humane society (some of them may get adopted!), or have members of your organization bring any docile animals. Charge them to have their ...[read full fundraiser]


Picture Voting

Hold a competition and let people submit their pictures of a certain theme (sports, pets, babies). Hold the photos in a store, or at a local event. Let people vote for each one by placing money in the respective jar....[read full fundraiser]

Pie Throwing

Sell whipped cream pies, $3 for one pie, $5 for two pies. People can donate and throw a pie at their favorite person!...[read full fundraiser]


Pink Flamingo Insurance

Home Owners can then hire the scouts to remove the pink flamingo to a neighbor's house for a small donation ($5). This is very fun in our community. We also sell pink Flamingo insurance policies for larger donations ($25)....[read full fundraiser]

Polar Bear Plunge

This works great if you live near the ocean or a lake, but you can also set up swimming pools of cold water. Have everyone do the polar bear plunge and jump in the freezing water early in the morning, and then sell hot choco...[read full fundraiser]


Potty Protection Insurance

Colorfully decorate a toilet and deliver it to local businesses and homes. People can pay to have the toilet removed from their lawn, moved to someone else's lawn, or pay insurance to make sure it never returns to their lawn...[read full fundraiser]

Pumpkin Launch

Have volunteers construct a trebuchet big enough to launch pumpkins in. Charge people to have their pumpkins launched, or sell pumpkins for people to launch...[read full fundraiser]


Pumpkin Painting Party

Set up tables with pumpkins, paints, and tablecloths. It's lots of fun for the kids to paint faces on their pumpkins however they want, and you can also bake pumpkin pies, breads, and cookies to sell....[read full fundraiser]

QuickStove Fundraiser

QuickStove's Emergency Preparedness Fundraising Program is a simple and straightforward way for your organization to raise money. Many of our fundraisers have raised well over $40,000. - You keep up to $10 per sale - No upfr...[read full fundraiser]


Read a Book

People can donate, and then just stay home and read a book. Raising 100% profits with no hassle!...[read full fundraiser]

Redneck Games

Set up like a carnival, but with redneck games! You can have a hubcap toss, various mud pit competitions, bobbin for pigs feet, and the toilet seat horseshoe toss....[read full fundraiser]


Rent a Puppy

Contact an animal shelter or the Humane Society in order to borrow puppies from them. Advertise beforehand, and then set up the puppies in a park, and rent them for $5 per 30 minutes....[read full fundraiser]

Rent a Youth

Set a time period, such as two weeks, for the fundraiser. Tell people in your community they can rent youth to do jobs, for a price such as $10 per youth per hour. Make sure you use proper youth protection guidelines....[read full fundraiser]


Super Sundae

Use cheap metal gutters and put ice cream in, and charge people to decorate part of it, and then let everyone eat it all at once!...[read full fundraiser]

Swap Meet

Charge a $3 admission and a 25% commission on each transaction. Have a large area and let people come buy and sell their used equipment, clothing, etc....[read full fundraiser]



Take some money and divide it among members of your organization. Give each person $5-$20 and let them do their own individual fundraisers. They can use the money to buy ingredients for baking, materials for crafts, or gas ...[read full fundraiser]

Toilet Seat Horseshoes

Set up like a regular game of horseshoes, but use a plunger and toilet seats instead of horseshoes and stakes. Set up the plungers 20 feet apart from each other....[read full fundraiser]



People can pay $1 to have a valegram sent. They write the name of the recipient and sender (unless they want it to be anonymous), as well as a note to the person on the card. Attach a color coded bow or small bag of candy t...[read full fundraiser]