Here are 10 Creative “Fun”draising Events to help you team up with your friends, family, and co-workers to raise funds for Alzheimer’s care and support.
1. Jeans or Casual Dress Day
If your place of business has a formal dress code, opt for a day when people can donate a small amount (for example, $5) in exchange for the option to wear jeans or casual dress. For an ongoing fundraiser, make it a regular Friday event.
2. Spaghetti Dinner
Spaghetti is a low-cost meal that’s easy to make in large amounts, and everyone loves it! Some other fun, low-cost dinner options are pancakes and hotdogs. Add a twist and have a black-tie pancake supper! You can also make this a hot breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or brunch event!
3. Yard Sale
One person’s trash is almost always another person’s treasure, which is why yard sales are such fun and successful events. Collect things from your team members and sell them to earn money towards your Walk fundraising goal!
4. Trivia or Bingo Night
A bingo or trivia game night is an easy and fun way to raise some funds. Sell bingo cards for a few dollars each and get some prizes donated for the winners. You can host this event at someone’s home or at a local bar or restaurant!
5. Miniature Golf Tournament
Everyone loves a little healthy competition! Local businesses can sponsor a hole and teams pay a fee to play! Or you could try a Bunco Tournament or any other game you like!
6. Wine Tasting
Host a wine tasting event at one of your favorite local restaurants. Guests purchase tickets which allow them to sample wine selections and learn about different varietals. Add a silent auction to this event for more fun and to raise more money.
7. Karaoke Night
Host a karaoke night at a local bar or restaurant. Attendees can donate to sing a song. Spice things up a little and have people donate to get their friends on (or off) stage!
8. Bake Sale
Get your team together, show off your baking skills and make some money towards your goal at the same time!
9. Service Auction
This event is a live auction, and can be held alone or as part of a dinner party or wine tasting event. Auction off skills and services of your team members. For example, auction off a gourmet dinner made by a great chef, or foreign language lessons by someone who happens to be bilingual. Find out your teammates’ skills and talents and put them to use for a good cause!
10. Car Wash
Everybody’s car gets dirty! Many of us hate washing our cars. This is a great way for people to get out of doing the washing themselves and is a great fundraiser. Mix it up a little and do a pet wash.