Getting kids involved with fundraising is a great way to keep them entertained, as well as teaching children about charity, social responsibility and giving.
Craft Fundraising Ideas for Kids
Craft-y fundraising ideas are ideal for kids. A pile of paper, markers and glue — plus a rainy afternoon — can make lots of fundraising cash for a worthy cause. Here are some ideas:
- Homemade cards – Have the children design handmade greeting cards to sell at school or your workplace
- Seasonal ornaments – Kids can paint Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs or Halloween decorations, which can be sold in support of your special cause
- Fundraising posters – Create awareness posters for your fundraising cause, which can be displayed at school or at local businesses around town (with permission, of course)
- Artwork – Ask kids to create a special piece of artwork, either alone or with the assistance of a local artist
More Kid-Friendly Fundraisers
Aside from arts and crafts, there are lots of other things children can do to raise money for charity:
- Community fundraising – car wash, dog walking, yard sale
- Food fundraising – Chocolate, pizza or cookie dough
- School fundraising – Read-a-Thon, costume day or school fun day
Kids Fundraising Tips
Children can participate in a lot of fundraising activities. Even if you have to modify an activity to suit a lower age group, there is still a lot of fun to be had. For example, charity dances are usually thought of as “adult” events, but why not hold a kids charity dance? Hire a cool DJ, decorate the school gymnasium and invite your classmates: You’ve turned a charity dance into a kids charity event!
When you’re planning a fundraiser for kids, always think about ways you can include them in pre-event activities too. They are an important part of your fundraising team! You want the children to feel as if they are a part of the whole process too. They’ll feel an even greater sense of accomplishment by having been a part of the fundraiser from the beginning.