Here are some ideas for fundraisers you might want to consider in your market center. Please note that, unless noted otherwise, the following activities require you to submit KW Cares Fundraiser Agreement Form.
Easy Fundraisers ( 0 to 4 weeks to plan & conduct )
Pot Luck Lunch
Dishes are donated, diners pay a fee.
Bad Pants/Hair Contest
Who has the ugliest pants in their closet? Do they dare to wear them to the Market
Center? Who can come up with a Marge Simpson hair-do? Charge an entry fee and
donate the proceeds to KW Cares.
Telegram Service/Singing Telegram
Who has a great voice that they can show off? Pay $15 to have a singing
(or recited) telegram delivered. (Mo loves it when we serenade her!)
Candy/Bake Sale (with nearby change jar to donate spare change)
Have a few associates bake some cookies and brownies or buy bulk candy to
sell for proceeds benefiting KW Cares or the Local Emergency Fund.
Ice Cream Social
Great for just before the Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day
Weekend! Just how creative can you be with sundaes?
Know someone who just hates to get up in front of a group? Arrange an office
Dareyoke night! Someone throws $20 bucks into a pot and dares another person
to sing “Sea of Love” or some other torch song. Others who want a piece of the
action can put into the pot as well. Once the pot is as big as it is going to get, the
person who has been challenged to sing can either match the pot and get out of
singing or sing away! No expense! All the proceeds go to KW Cares!
Medium Activity Fundraisers ( 1-2 months to plan & conduct )
Share a building with other companies that can provide services to your
associates? Host a vendor fair and charge each company for a table to
promote their services.
Scrapbook Crop Night
Have associates that like to scrapbook, but have a hard time finding time? Put
together a scrapbook crop where everyone comes together to get work done
and share tools and tips! Entry fee goes to KW Cares or your Local Emergency fund.
Fashion Victim’s Ball
How tacky can one get? Find out by sponsoring a Fashion Victim’s Ball.
All items donated with proceeds going to KW Cares!
Most restaurants will offer a percentage of their sales to charity for every person who
comes in and mentions the offer. See how much your Market Center can raise
by going out to dinner!
End the week in your parking lot with a tailgate party and collect donations
for KW Cares.
Fee to play, winner gives all to KW Cares.
Movie or TV Night at the MC
The Office is always a good one! Charge for admission, popcorn, and canned
soda. And don’t forget the Junior Mints!
Race down your local river by canoe, raft, or tube!
Large Events ( 2-6 months to plan & conduct)
Make sure you have enough interest and financial resources to undertake
a golf tournament. Expenses are high and you want to do better than break
even! Contests (closest to the pin, longest drive, loudest knickers, etc.),
snacks, beverage cart and hole sponsorships all add to the amount of the proceeds.
Did you know that Jordan Sparks’ mom was a KW Agent when Jordan won
American Idol? Find out who is your market center’s idol. Charge an entry fee
for performers and a fee to see the performances. Who will be your Randy,
Paula and Simon?
Denim and Diamonds Gala
Who says that jeans and bling don’t go together? Put together a fun-filled
Biggest Loser Contest
Challenge your associates to become healthier by participating in this
contest. Charge an entry fee or ask for others to sponsor the participants.
Recreate Dick Clark’s popular ‘50s show for a retro dance night. You must
include a twist contest!
- Chili Cook-off
Everyone’s idea of chili is different. See how many different kinds of chili
can be cooked up in your Market Center. Fire up those crock pots! Give
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
- Dog Show
Who is the Best in Show at your Market Center? Charge an entry fee.
Show the movie!
- Regional Excursions (make sure liability insurance is in place)
-Deep Sea Fishing
-Canoe/River Raft Trip
Find out who the best angler is in your Market Center. End with a hot dog roast.
Mystery Theater Dinner
Many cities have theaters that offer the classic murder mystery dinners.
Charge a few dollars more than the ticket and put your associates to work to
figure out who dunnit!
Live auctions create the most energy and competition
Silent auctions get interesting at the end
Be creative with auction items such as Specialty Themed Baskets:
- Kitchen Tools
- "Your State" Items Basket
- Spa Basket
- Book Basket
Get the gourmets in your Market Center to divulge their culinary secrets
in a Market Center Cookbook
Market Center Local Emergency Fund Fundraisers
KW Cares does not endorse events that involve gaming/gambling, but they are okay for Market Centers to do to build their emergency funds. Make sure you know your state's laws governing gaming events.
50/50 or Reverse Raffle
-Best Seat in the House
-Reserved Parking Spots
-Pie your Team Leader or OP
-Local Sports Team Tickets
-Gift cards from local restaurants, stores/malls, or movie theatres
Not for the faint of heart! Lots of excitement and energy.
White Elephant Raffle
Have fun with this raffle--everyone wins something. Come up with small
and silly prizes like a paperclip or post-its then have other prizes such as
free business card printing or VIP seats at regional meetings.