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Are you looking for new and creative ways to fundraise this Summer? Angel Bins understands how hard it can be to keep people engaged in your fundraiser. Lately, traditional fundraising has become such a drag. So what can you do to raise some extra funds this Summer? We have compiled a list of the 5 best easy and fun fundraising ideas for any group big or small. When it comes to fundraising, getting creative is the hardest part. Summer time is the perfect time for sports teams, cheerleading squads, and other groups to raise funds for equipment, uniforms and travel expenses. Oftentimes these expenses can come with a hefty price tag. That’s why we are here to help. Check out Angel Bins top 10 ideas for summer fundraising.

  1. Pool Party/Water Balloon Party

Cost: zero
Popularity: ♥♥♥
Outcome: $$$

A great way to make some extra cash this summer is to throw a pool/water balloon party. Everyone loves a great pool party! Spice things up by selling food such as hot dogs and hamburgers for guest to purchase. You can charge everyone a entry free and also sell food, snacks, and refreshments. Sell individual water balloons for guests to purchase and start a water balloon fight. Not only is this a great and fun way to raise funds, you have so much fun doing it! If you really want to make this a party, run a bathing suit competition and charge an entry fee to participate. This is a great and sure way to start raising funds for your cause.

2. Taco Night

Cost: low/medium
Popularity: ♥♥♥
Outcome: $$$

Everyone loves a good taco! If you want to raise funds fast then host a Taco Night. Make sure you have options to choose from like, carne asada, chicken, veggies, al pastor, and any other meat you’d like. To top it off make sure to have lots of sides and add ons for your tacos such as, onions and cilantro, beans, cucumber, a salsa bar, cheese, etc.. When it comes to toppings there are no limits or rules. You can charge per individual taco or charge for a plate. Don’t forget to sell refreshments such as sodas, juices, and alcoholic beverages. You can double your profits if you sell margaritas or specialty cocktails. To make the night complete, play some music that your guests can dance to. You can even charge an entry fee for a dance competition. By hosting a Taco Night you are sure to raise funds in a fun way. The only downside is cleaning up!

3. Flower/Plant Potting Party

Cost: low/medium 
Popularity: ♥♥♥
Outcome: $$

Summertime is a great time to get down and dirty in the garden. A great way that you can raise funds is by hosting a flower/plant potting party. You will need pots for purchase, soil, seeds, paint, and art materials. You can start off by having your guests custom paint their pots. They can add color, paint, glitter, and any other decoration they desire.

4. Car Wash Day

Cost: low
Popularity: ♥♥♥
Outcome: $$$

This is one of our favorite fundraising ideas for the Summer! Host your own car wash and charge anywhere from $5 to $20 dollars per car. If you are really going that extra mile, offer waxing and detailing for an additional fee. Not only will this be a great way to support your cause, people will gladly pay for this service. Its really a win, win situation and can quickly earn you hundreds of dollars in profit. Advertise your car wash to neighbors and local businesses. All you need is a good location, water hose, soap, buckets, and sponges. Don’t forget to bust out the speaker and play some tunes for your guests to enjoy while their car is getting a little TLC. To take it over the top, you can even sell food and refreshments for your guests while they wait. This is a great and sure way to raise those extra summertime funds.

5. Recycling Gently Worn Shoes

Cost: zero 
Popularity: ♥♥♥
Outcome: $$

You can raise funds for your cause by collecting gently worn shoes. That’s right. You can ask your friends and neighbors for shoe donations in support of your cause. Angel Bins will pay you per lb and cut a check at the end of your fundraiser. Its free and simple. This a great Summertime fundraiser because during this season everyone is looking to get new shoes! This is the perfect opportunity to make some extra cash! Not only is it free, it helps the environment by reducing our carbon footprint  Host a mixed, athletic or children’s shoe drive and learn how one pair of shoes can make such a difference.  To learn more information or get started on your fundraiser today, contact us here or call (213) 458-9896 Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM PST

We hope that you enjoyed our top 5 fundraising ideas for the summer. If you have any suggestions you would like to see on this list, contract us at info@angelbins.com

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