5 Holiday Fundraising Ideas

Need to raise some quick cash, so you can support a favorite charity? These holiday fundraising ideas are fun and easy.

Polar Bear Plunge

Assemble a brave team who are willing to plunge in icy waters for charity. Each team member can take pledges for the in return for doing the deed. If you have a little more time (or a lot of friends) open it up to several teams and charge an entrance fee. Don’t forget to ask donations from the crowd on the day of the event.

polar bear plunge

Ugly Sweater Party

Ask guest to come prepared with a charity they want to support, $10 or more, and of course an ugly sweater. Guest can take a vote on the favorite sweater, and all the money collected can be given to the winner’s charity of choice.

Ugly Sweater Party

Visits with Santa

Here is a holiday fundraising idea with two different options. Have parents sign up for a visit from Santa. On Christmas morning (or Christmas Eve), Santa can come knocking on the door to say a special hello before departing for the North Pole. Alternatively, set up a visit with Santa event. Take photos and donations.

visit with santa

Christmas Tree Sale

Selling Christmas trees can be a fun holiday fundraising idea. Either ask a local tree farm or supplier to donate the trees, or to give you a discount based on bulk and the fact that you are donating all of the proceeds to charity. You can either take orders in advance, or set up the trees for a weekend Christmas tree sale event.

christmas tree saleHoliday Wrapping Service

Set up at a local mall, shopping center or large store. Offer to wrap shoppers gifts in exchange for a donation to your cause.

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