With Israel needing our support and Children In Need weekend coming up, get some fundraising inspo to help your chosen charities.
Fundraising events are not just about raising money; they’re an excellent opportunity for friends and family to come together, have fun, and make a positive impact. Whether raising funds to support Israeli soldiers or Children in Need Involving the whole family in fundraising activities not only strengthens bonds but also imparts valuable lessons in empathy, teamwork, and social responsibility to children. Taking part in fundraising activities together is also a great way to come together as a family to make a positive difference in the world.
Bake Sale Bonanza
Who can resist the delicious allure of freshly baked goods? A family bake sale is a classic, yet timeless, fundraising idea. Get everyone involved in the kitchen, whipping up cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. Encourage creativity by letting each family member showcase their baking skills with signature treats. Why not set up a booth at a local event, outside a supermarket, or even in your own street? Not only does this fundraiser appeal to everyone’s sweet tooth, but it also provides valuable lessons in teamwork for the kids.
Organising a sponsored fun run or walk is an excellent way to promote family fitness while raising money for a good cause. Choose a scenic route through beautiful green spaces and off you go! You can even get friends and neighbours involved in taking part as well. Participants can walk or run at their own pace, and the whole family can take part, from young kids to grandparents. Consider adding a charitable twist by pledging a certain amount of money per mile or lap completed.
Garage Sale Extravaganza
Get rid of clutter and support a good cause at the same time! Have each family member declutter their belongings and contribute items to sell. This fundraiser not only teaches kids about managing their possessions but also instils the importance of recycling and reusing. Price items to sell and get the word out in your community. Remember, one person’s trash is another’s treasure, especially when it comes to toys your kids have outgrown!
If your children have a flair for creativity, why not organise an arts and crafts fair? Gather your craft supplies, set up booths, and offer a variety of handmade items for sale, such as jewellery, paintings, knitted goods, and more. Children can participate by making their own crafts to sell or by setting up a face painting or DIY station. This event allows the whole family to express their artistic side while raising money.
Sadly, litter is an ever-present problem in modern life. Teach your children the importance of giving back to their community through a cleanup challenge. Choose a local park or public space in need of some cleaning up. Equip your family with gloves, bin bags, and recycling bins, and set off on a mission to clean up the area. Encourage friends and neighbours to join the effort and seek sponsorships or donations for each bag of litter collected. Not only does this fundraiser raise awareness about environmental responsibility, but it also allows you to make two positive changes at once: cleaning up your community and raising money for charity.
You can support the charities who have opened emergency appeals at this harrowing time for our community, friends and family.
Donate at Bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/ fundraising
You can donate to Israel to any of the following organisations:
Israel Emergency Appeal – Ujia.org
Magen David Adom – Ambulance Service – Mdauk.org
United Hatzalah of Israel Ambulance & Paramedic – Israelrescue.org
ZAKA -Search & Rescue – Zakaworld.org