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Ideas for Christian Youth Group Fundraisers

The young people are the assets of any community and usually young people are full of creative ideas and energety and taking young people's ideas and turning them into hard cash may require some input from their church or group leader, but they'll be sure to be full of suggestions for fund raising activities.

One of the challenges of learning how to manage a church youth group is ensuring that you have sufficient funds to continue running - usually you'll want to have enough in the bank to keep running for the first three months.

A Few Youth Group Fundraising Ideas

Usually lots of free labor is an added advantage for any church youth group and they have a built in benefit. It's easy to see that you have a head start over some other organizations.

Another plus point is the 'built-in' team of "church members" who are likely to support the efforts, but it’s important to remember that church members are asked to donate to several projects throughout the year. That’s why it’s a good idea to utilize fundraisers where something of real value is provided.

There are many ideas for fundraisers that will both raise the needed money and be fun for those who support your group. Always think outside the box and for sure you will be successful.

Valentine’s Roses

You can plan for the Sunday before Valentine’s Day to offer arrangements of artificial or fresh roses that will be ready for distribution.

Approach people who are in need of this service and take orders in advance, then spend a Saturday putting the ordered arrangements together. Your services will be appreciated by husbands and boyfriends who will be glad for one more easy way to celebrate the day without any hassles with their wives or girlfriends. By making their day special you will feel special by seeing those appreciations from your clients.

Spaghetti Dinner

Organize an extra special event with the theme murder mystery dinner theater where diners are given clues throughout dinner. Present a small prize for the person who provides the best answer to the murder mystery and also include skits or games throughout the night. For sure the people around will enjoy this.

This is one of the common fundraisers because it is very effective. And the cost of the dinner is not that expensive, as the ingredient list is mercifully short and no special kitchen skills are needed to prepare a decent meal.

Babysitting Night

How is the idea of helping young couple to celebrate their special occasion (especially Valentine’s Day or Christmas) by helping them with babysitting. This is one of the great ways to raise some money. The parents need to drop their kids off at the church on the night of the event. They are then free to enjoy a romantic dinner or do some last minute holiday shopping without worrying about the child.

The idea of successful fundraiser is to come up with a needed service and also arrange for an entertainment service to people who donate. If the service and entertainment are well organized people will look forward to next year for the event.

Recommended Resources

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