We promised to share more fundraising ideas for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. We have ten no cost or low cost ideas for your club. Remember, you can tweak these ideas to fit your club and your campus. Try one from the list below—or come up with your own!
1. Offer to rake leaves or help members of the community prepare for winter by assisting with outdoor projects such as power washing decks, painting or staining decks, cleaning and putting outdoor furniture into storage, cleaning out gutters, repairing sidewalks and driveways, or removing perennial plants for the winter. Advertise your services in the community and ask those community members who are interested to make appointments. Payment for your services is a donation to The Eliminate Project.
2. Hallow-Grams: Sell small bags of candy for US$2 in the student center during lunch. The person who buys the bag of candy can write a note and attach it to the bag of candy. Club members will deliver the bags of candy and notes to the appropriate person. Include information on the tag about The Eliminate Project such as “The cost of this bag of candy will buy the vaccines to save and protect the lives of a mother and her future children!”
3. Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Invite clubs, organizations and floors of residence halls to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest. Set up pumpkins in an area of campus with lots of foot traffic (like the dining hall or the student center) and ask people to vote for their favorite decorated pumpkin. 1 cent = 1 vote. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a prize (hint: try to get prize items donated). The proceeds from voting go to The Eliminate Project.
4. If you live in an area where companies offer “Ghost Tours” ask the company if they would be willing to donate some of the proceeds from a night of tours to The Eliminate Project if you partnered with them to assist in some tasks (such as greeting guests or preparing materials such as pamphlets and promotional items).
5. With permission from the college or university, tape the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes to the vending machines around campus. Encourage those who are purchasing things from the vending machines to share some of their spare change as well.
6. Host “Cookies for Coins.” Bake Halloween cookies and sell each for 60 cents (the cost of one tetanus vaccination) or trade a cookie for coins donated to your UNICEF Trick-or-Treat box.
7. Set up a large jar of candy corn in a cafeteria or residence hall. Let students guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the jar. Charge US$1 per guess. The winner gets the jar of candy and the proceeds from the activity go to The Eliminate Project.
8. Host a costume contest in your residence hall. Participants pay US$2 to enter. The winner gets a Halloween-themed prize package. Tip: See what fun, crazy items you can find at a dollar store to give out as prizes. They’ll be inexpensive, which means more of your profits will go directly to The Eliminate Project.
9. Host a “pound sale” auction at your next club meeting. Ask each member to bring something to auction off that weighs about one pound. The twist: The item must be wrapped. Let a club member serve as the auctioneer. Highest bid wins. Have fun unwrapping them in front of the group! Tip: Make the auction more festive by hosting an “orange and black” auction. The concept is the same, but the wrapped items are either orange or black.
10. Invite your friends over to a Halloween costume party, with one condition: The “costume” is a white T-Shirt they can decorate as they please. Have prizes for the most creative T-shirts. Include a US$2 entry fee to cover the cost of prizes (or solicit the prizes as donations) and make a gift to The Eliminate Project.
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