Are you looking for a fun and creative way to make a difference to people in need? Here are some ideas for your fundraising activities:
A bake sale is a quick and easy event to organise! Get some friends and family together, bake some treats and sell them at your local centre, school fair or family gathering. You can ask different people to bake different types of foods and make it a big event.
Sports tournaments are a great way to get people together for some fun and healthy competition whilst raising funds for a worthy cause. Set up a tournament, perhaps with your local youth group or sports club, charge a small participation fee to all competitors and have fun! You could even try to find some sponsors or organise for a short talk and donation box at the tournament to collect donations.
Get your colleagues involved in your fundraising activities by holding some workplace based events. These could include raffles, a departmental quiz night or a coffee morning, amongst others! It’s a great way to get more people involved.
You can hold any kind of event to raise money for charity. You can organise a family fundraiser, a spelling bee, an auction, a pamper evening and so much more. If you’re having a family dinner, a majlis or an iftar at your house, why not keep a donation tin around and ask people to donate on their way in? These are great ways to collect donations and spread awareness of the cause you’re passionate about.
In the summer months, a car wash is a great choice for a fundraising activity! Get a group of people together, buy some supplies and find a place to hold your car wash. You could get in contact with your local centre or Madrasah and wash cars there.
If you prefer to do solo activities, there are many options for that too. You could set yourself a personal challenge to push yourself and get sponsors for it. For example, you could give up coffee for a month, give up fried foods in Shahr Ramadan or you could set your sights on something bigger, like climbing Ben Nevis! All you need is an idea of something you’ll enjoy and a JustGiving page to get started.