We invite creative ways to serve the needy children and senior citizens in our programs, all of which keeps the “fun” in fundraising. Whether as simple as a milk jug full of pennies or a more involved project like a yard sale, dance-a-thon, or the tried-but-true car wash, all fundraisers offer a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
If you are interested in helping young people grow into caring, compassionate young men and women, we can guide you toward meaningful service projects. Practical experience can bring home the lessons from church or school.
Your contribution can be a one-time fundraiser such as a new toy drive, or can be a project that goes throughout the year. We would be happy to send a speaker to your group with more information.
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Collect loose change
Who doesn’t have WAY too much loose change? The power of the penny and its cousins—the nickel, dime, and quarter—is often underestimated. For example, the students at Edison Middle School in Wheaton raised $750 in change, enough money to sponsor 13 children in the Children’s Birthday Project for a whole year.
Vote for your favorite teacher, TV show, sports team, or food by putting change in their jars.
Have a penny war!
Have a race-a-thon
Dance, run, walk, jump rope, swim. You name it. It’s a great way to raise money.
Sponsor a dance
Sponsor a dance and donate the admission fee, or have the admission require a new toy or non-perishable food item.
Another tried-and-true method to raise money for a good cause.
Candy or Flower Sales
Partner with a local business
Ask your favorite ice cream parlor or fast-food restaurant to donate part of one day’s sales for one day to us. This is a win-win for businesses with increased sales and donations for us.
Work in a local business for tips. One group of students sacked groceries for tips and donated the money.
Need we say more?
Assign each class a certain type of food to collect and compete to see who can collect the most.
Drives can be done in conjunction with spirit days or holidays.
Book drives with a theme like environment, history, fiction.
Casual Friday/Brown-Bag It
A business team-building exercise, when you donate what you
would have spent on dry-cleaning or at a restaurant to HSP. You
may want to invite a speaker from HSP to make a presentation
Parents at Fry Elementary School in Naperville held a spring pancake breakfast and raised $1,780 to fund 10 Naperville families with 39 children for our Feed the Kids summer nutrition program.
Some classes or groups have scaled back holiday parties and have instead donated the money saved.
Call or email us for more ideas.