Simple fundraising ideas include car washes, bake sales, and garage sales. Suggestions that require more work are 50/50 raffles, bingo, and area clean-ups. For easy school fundraising, try bakeoff bake sales, candy sales or a board game tournament.
Additional fundraising ideas are appreciation grams or candle sales for church groups, and a barbeque or chili cookoff for college groups. Another easy fundraiser is a 50/50 raffle, in which half the money goes to the winner and half goes to the charity. Any age group could sponsor a dance or dance contest. Selling school memorabilia, such as hats or t-shirts, is also a favorite and easy money-maker. Since babies and children grow out of clothes so quickly, ask young mothers to donate slightly used but clean baby clothes.