Every season should be time for charitable giving, but organizing a fall party with a purpose is much easier since school is in session, people are back from vacations, and the weather is still pleasant. Autumn fundraisers can take place at an apple orchard, a school cafeteria, or even in someone's backyard. If you're tired of doing the standard door-to-door fundraising, check out these fun fall fundraiser ideas below and find a fall fundraiser theme that will get everyone excited to participate.
Autumn fundraising ideas for autumn parties with a purpose:
Spend a day at the farm: Most communities still have old-fashioned farms, community gardens, or orchards where the work is plentiful. Gather a group of people to volunteer for a day to do maintenance on buildings, weed gardens, or paint. These organizations always give back to their community, so it's nice for someone to give back to them.
Help a soup kitchen: Every soup kitchen needs help all time. Resources are always needed and they don't ever want to turn anyone away. Help them prepare for the busy holiday season and raise money for supplies, spend several days cleaning, organizing, or helping with odds and ends. Find out what big ticket items they need, like new appliances or even a larger eating area, and raise money in your community with help from corporate sponsors.
Simple fundraising ideas for fall: Get the kids involved and throw a cookie or bake sale several times during the fall. By making and organizing them on a regular basis, word will spread about your baking and your cause. Encourage your friends and neighbors to join in with their own stands and set a donation goal. Make sure you ask all the right people for permission to hold the sales. Doing it the right way is the only way!
Ask your kids and their friends for fall fundraiser themes that they are interested in or organize a charitable outing through their school. The best part about getting kids involved in charitable giving early on is that they'll want to do it for many years to come.