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Decide on the Charity
First things first you will need to choose the charity you are going to support. You might already have somewhere in mind, but if not spend some time going through your options. There are lots of lesser known charities out there who do great work as well as individual cases, so decide who or what you will be supporting. You could even split the money across a few charities if you couldn’t decide. When people donate money they will want to know where it will be going, so you could take some facts off their website to brief people on the difference their donation can make.
A Sponsored Activity
Sponsored activities always do well when it comes to raising money for charity. Often the sillier and more outrageous the idea the better it could be. This could be men dressing up as princesses, women shaving their heads, skydiving in silly costumes and so much more. You could do an activity alone or in a group, either way brainstorm ideas and go about putting plans into motion.
A Bake Sale
Let’s face it, everyone loves cake. Having cake on offer is a quick way to get people to part with their money! They’re cheap to make so the profit is big meaning all the more money to go to charity. They’re something both kids and adults alike love, and are fun and easy to make so lots of people can get involved making them.
An auction or a silent auction is a great way to get everyone excited. You could ask a local business for a donation to get an incredible prize, even celebrities might help by donating things like items of clothing or props which will gather a lot of interest. You could check out the top ten silent auction ideas from The-Fund-Raiser if you’re looking for ideas about the kinds of prizes people want. Either way, some kind of auction based event is likely to do well and get you plenty for charity.
If you want to throw a party, there are a couple of ways you can do this and raise money for charity. You could throw a party at home, and ask your guests to donate the amount of money they would have spent on a night out. Otherwise, instead of asking for gifts at your next special event, put out a donation box or ask for donations to be made directly to a specific charity. Another option would be to throw a party or ball and raise money by selling tickets. The money raised could be used to donate to charity. At your party you could also sell things like raffle tickets or have games of bingo which can also raise extra cash on the night.
Even if you don’t have lots of money to give to charity yourself, there are plenty of ways you can raise extra money, bring everyone together and have fun in the process.