Summer Fundraiser Ideas

Summer is a season full of fun, staying up late, taking vacations, and spending time with friends. It can also be the perfect time to volunteer and give back with some simple fundraising ideas. Whether it's your kids or yourself, everyone has a cause that means something to them. Arranging a summer party with a purpose is a wonderful way to keep everyone busy and help those in need. Summer fundraisers can be easy to organize, especially during a time of year when people have more flexible schedules.

Here are some summer fundraiser ideas for you and your family to try this summer:

  • Throw a water walk pool party: Send digital invitations from Punchbowl with all the details. Guests will pledge to walk two miles carrying gallon jugs of water to gain appreciation and make a statement about what an African girl has to do on a daily basis. Parents and children can both volunteer and once everyone has reached the finish line, go to a community or private pool for a party to celebrate your accomplishments!
  • Have a charitable yard sale: Organize a neighborhood yard sale and donate all the proceeds to your favorite charity or community cause. Plan a barbeque after the sale and get everyone together for some hot dogs, hamburgers, and s'mores. You can also ask a few charities to come to the sale and talk to people about their organizations. Ask people to make a personal contribution as well.
  • Volunteer outside: In every community, there are public areas that always need volunteers to help with the upkeep. Talk to your town or city officials and determine where and when you and other party-goers can help the community. It may be picking up trash, building a rock wall, or planting trees. Whatever it is, spend a few hours helping out and then regroup for an outdoor party in someone's backyard. Set up an outdoor movie theater, serve popcorn, and enjoy the warm weather.

More summer fundraiser themes for summer parties with a purpose are helping people affected by the natural disasters in Haiti, raising money for Save the Children, or volunteering at a local animal shelter or food bank.

Once you've picked a summer fundraiser theme, all the pieces will fall into place and guests will be clamouring to attend. When you plan your event on Punchbowl, you can add a Contributions feature to your digital invitation and ask guests to contribute to the cause before the party. This is also a great option for someone who can't attend to still participate in making a difference.

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