Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fundraising At Your Relay Event

At Relay, teams can raise money at their campsite. The idea is to create a game/activity or have something donated and then team members promote your on-site activity to raise more money for your team. Be creative and play off your team theme! At some Relay events, these on-site activities are included in the program book so make sure to share ideas at your team meeting!

On-site Fundraising is The Icing on the Cake -- Your team should aim to raise most of your goal prior to the event. You’re encouraged to do on-site fundraising at Relay For Life, but it shouldn’t take the place of your pre-event efforts.

The Relay For Life Team Captain Toolkit has several suggestions for on-site fundraising activities, but here a few fun ideas to get you thinking:

  • DUNK TANKS, INFLATABLE BOUNCE HOUSES, AND CLIMBING WALLS -- Utilizing these activities on-site as fundraisers is permissible, just make sure the operator is properly licensed and insured.
    • FORTUNE TELLING -- Look into a crystal ball and tell participants their fortune for a donation!
      • GENERAL STORE -- Have extra campsite supplies available for a donation for people who did not come prepared or forgot something (toothbrushes/toothpaste, extra socks, toilet paper, flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, baby wipes).
        • HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOT! -- Get a cardboard cut-out of a famous person and have your picture taken for a donation.
          • GLOW GEAR -- When the sun goes down sell glow in the dark bracelets, necklaces, glow sticks.

          • Do you have a fun on-site fundraising idea to share? Go ahead and post your ideas on this blog - we'd love to hear from you!

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