Organize a Fundraiser
Are you looking to host a community event? Would you like to help kids in need get the chance to read & succeed?! Here is a list of fundraising ideas you could utilize to raise funds for Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. Questions? Please contact us
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- With 4 or 5 friends, have a spaghetti dinner at a church or union hall or other big room with a large kitchen. Charge $10 per person and feed more than 50 people. You can charge extra for wine or garlic bread, or for dessert.
- Lead (or get someone to lead): A nature walk, an architectural tour, a historic tour, a sailing trip, a rafting trip, or a horseback ride. Charge $15-25 per person, or charge $35 and provide lunch. Advertise the event in the newspaper to draw in people from outside your organization.
- Ask 2-5 friends to help with a bake sale, book sale, or garage sale. You and your friends bake the goodies, or get the books or other stuff required for the sale, staff it, and help clean up afterwards. You can put a sign that says "All proceeds go to Page Ahead". This is an excellent way to get people involved in fundraising without ever actually asking them for money.
- Invite people to your birthday party and ask that in lieu of gifts they give money to your organization.
- Ask friends who belong to service clubs, sororities, antique collecting groups, support groups, bridge clubs, etc. to discuss your organization in their group and pass the hat for donations. A once-a-year sweep of even small organizations can yield $100 from each.
- Have a sidewalk sale or garage sale for your whole neighborhood or building. Go around to your neighbors and tell them you will take their stuff outside and sit with it all day to sell it if they will donate half or all of the proceeds to your group.
Does your child have an upcoming birthday party? Then you can ask for book donations in lieu of gifts! Shop from our Amazon Wishlist and the books and be shipped directly to our office.