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  • 2019 Fundraiser Ideas

    Alright Volleys, it been a while. Please sound off on your successful fundraisers. Please give some specifics so we could hopefully benefit from.some good information. Here is what we do.

    Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: Most items donated or discounted from the local grocer. The sausage is discounted and we bought some low cost electeic griddles several years back. The griddle result in basically zero waste. We do a 50/50 drawing. Serve 200 people and make about $1500.

    Our big one is a rib dinner / silent auction. We sell tickets for $18 each. That gets you a 1/2 rack of eibs, baked potato, slaw, baked beans, roll, drink, and dessert. We ha e a silent auction with items donated by local businesses. Some give money which is used to purchase clearance items or discounted items on sale usually on black Friday. We do a wheel barrow of booze raffel and a 50/50. We sell 450 tickets and profit around $7500

    Over the past few years our rib dinner has grown and our breakfast has shrank. Looking for something to replace the breakfast. Have a golf course willing to do a scramble for us. How much work and how.much profit? Not sure. Any luck with a scramble?

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    Golf scramble can be good. You need 1 or 2 people willing to go to the local businesses and get hole sponsorship and door prizes. To make money, you need the expenses paid before you get a single golfer signed up. It can take a good deal of work, but those that are willing to do it seem to like doing these.

    We also do turkey raffles and a sportsman bash. Also a tool bash. You need a wheel with numbers (180 or 240 depending on how many people you anticipate coming). For our turkey party, we raffle turkeys, steaks, cheese & pepperoni, and cash prizes. Based on the cost of the prize, you adjust the ticket prices. For us, most tickets are 50 cents other than cash prizes. Sportsman bash is similar other than the prizes are guns, bows, or crossbows. Tool bash is the same but with tools.

    Turkey party - $5500 with 600 attendance
    Sportsman bash - $7000 with 400 attendance
    Tool bash - $6000 with 200 attendance

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HuntPA View Post
      Golf scramble can be good. You need 1 or 2 people willing to go to the local businesses and get hole sponsorship and door prizes. To make money, you need the expenses paid before you get a single golfer signed up. It can take a good deal of work, but those that are willing to do it seem to like doing these.

      We also do turkey raffles and a sportsman bash. Also a tool bash. You need a wheel with numbers (180 or 240 depending on how many people you anticipate coming). For our turkey party, we raffle turkeys, steaks, cheese & pepperoni, and cash prizes. Based on the cost of the prize, you adjust the ticket prices. For us, most tickets are 50 cents other than cash prizes. Sportsman bash is similar other than the prizes are guns, bows, or crossbows. Tool bash is the same but with tools.

      Turkey party - $5500 with 600 attendance
      Sportsman bash - $7000 with 400 attendance
      Tool bash - $6000 with 200 attendance
      Can you send me an email [email protected]

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      • #4
        We've done two boot drives and netted over $4,000 on each. We do them for 3-4 hours on the afternoon of July 3, when all the folks are headed through town on their way to cottages, etc.

        We have cleared them with the State Police each time. They insist on plenty of cones (a few more don't hurt) so traffic is suitably warned. Also plenty of advance and on-site signage - especially signs stating that the donation is voluntary. Signs saying who you are (a definite) and what the donation is going for (nice to have, especially if you have a specific project in mind) are also needed. Ours are 2' x 3' "A frames." Very visible. You can put a different message on each side - "Voluntary Donation" and "Thank You for your Support," f'rinstance.

        Clearly, hi-viz is the word of the day. Vests with your department name on them are that much better.

        You'll want to be prepared to handle the money - the collection containers (boots, or otherwise) fill up fast. We set up a counting station on-site and stayed on top of the incoming cash. Have bill wrappers and coin tubes available. Coin sorters can be handy - many people throw their loose change into a container in their vehicle and that gets dumped into the boots.

        Security might be a consideration. We have a member who can concealed carry, and he does.

        The first year we used bunker boots. They get heavy in a hurry, and are a pain to get the money out of.

        This past summer I re-purposed several old tennis rackets by removing the strings and making pouches that resembled boots for them. Very handy, as you can stand back from the vehicles and reach over with said device to accept the donations - kinda like church. I made five of them, which meant two could be taking donations while two others were being dumped and counted. And there was a spare available.

        This is an easy operation. Set-up consists of putting out cones and signs and setting up your counting station. Personnel rotate road duty, counting, or kicking back for a few. Tear-down is simply removing the signs and cones - two fellows in a pick-up can have it done in no time.
        Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

        Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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        • #5
          We do 2 port a pit style BBQs per year, but we have our own cooking pit. These always do well. We are known for them and people always want to know when the next will be.

          We also do a few "poor mans suppers" a year. Pintos, cornbread, and the fixins. These are donation only and typically do well. Our last one we got a local band to come play and people liked it. We also had a firemans chili cookoff.

          We always do a breakfast with santa. Again, just a donation.

          We did a bingo supper with a silent auction that was a huge success. I think it was $5 entry and then a dollar per game.

          The county rescue squad does a yearly gun raffle. 20 guns in 2 hours. Always a huge hit.

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