Winter Fundraiser Ideas

There's no reason to stop charitable acts when it's cold outside. While everyone might be tempted to curl up at home and hibernate, the winter is the perfect time to plan a party with purpose. Hosting winter fundraisers gives friends and family an excuse to get out of the house and be an active part of their community. Get the ball rolling with digital fundraiser invitations to easily share important event information with guests and manage RSVPs online. Use the Contributions feature to allow people who can't attend to make a donation. 

Ready to dive in? Here are some fun and easy winter fundraising ideas and winter fundraiser themes:

Warm & Fuzzy Party

Host an outdoor bonfire in a neighbor's yard or community area. Serve warm drinks like hot chocolate, tea, and coffee, and make s'mores. Have each guest bring blankets, coats, warm sweaters, shoes and non-perishable foods to donate. to a local homeless shelter or food shelter.

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Cross-Country Ski for a Cause

Instead of running a marathon or walking a long distance, organize a charitable cross-country race either at local ski area or at a state park. This can run just like any other fundraiser: everyone signs up, raises a certain amount of money, and rallies on the big day to do the distance. Serve refreshments at the end and make sure to take lots of pictures of this fun winter fundraiser theme.

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Winter Carnival

Make it an old-fashioned night out, complete with carnival games, dunk-tanks, freshly popped popcorn, dancing, and bingo. This can be hosted at a church, community center, or local YMCA. Charge for entry and games. All the money collected can be used to make a sizeable donation to a worthy cause. You could even partner with a local charity and host the event together.
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There really is no shortage of winter fundraiser ideas when you use your imagination and collaborate with friends. Winter parties with a purpose give everyone a little something to look forward to and keep the good spirit going well past the holidays.

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