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Fall into fundraising season

Sep 22, 2016
Fall fundraising2
Autumn. Fall. Football season. Whatever you call it, the end of summer has officially arrived. That doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Take advantage of the cooling temperatures with one of these fundraising ideas to support the Kiwanis Children’s Fund or The Eliminate Project.
 
Fall bake sale
‘Tis the season of pumpkin-flavored everything. Bake up tasty fall treats to sell at local farmers markets, high school sporting events or your workplace. Need some inspiration? Try pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, or mix things up with another fall favorite—apple spiced crumb cakes.
 
Pumpkin contest
If baking isn’t your thing, stick to the classic pumpkin-carving contest. Or consider a decorating contest so younger children can participate. Ask a local farm to donate pumpkins or ask contestants to bring their own. Then charge per-pumpkin to raise donations and ask community members to vote on their favorite.
 
Craft night
Create fall-inspired wreaths, table décor or artwork in exchange for donations to your cause. Invite the community to a craft night, charging an entrance fee to raise money for the cause. Or sell your masterpieces. Consider upcoming markets, festivals or other community events.
 
Rake-a-thon
Go door-to-door raking leaves. Ask each house or business for a donation. Create teams or have individuals compete. The most donations at the end of the month wins. Make sure to leave behind information about your cause.
 
Make it a community event
Get creative like the Lakewood Kiwanis Club, which organized a scarecrow festival along the town’s main street. Read more about how the club engaged their club and community to raise funds.