New Fundraising Ideas for raising money to build Accessible Playgrounds

In Alva, OK the children of Washington Elementary School raised money by asking community members to donate $1 towards their new playground.

When the local women’s group heard about what the students did on their own, they decided to hold their own fundraiser.  They set up Easter Pictures.  They found a local photographer to donate her time. Each session lasted between 10 and 20 minutes, allowing time for multiple pictures and poses for each child. An un-edited CD of all the pictures and a copyright release was available later in the week for parents to pick up. They raised $700.

Brooklyn’s Playground in Pocatello, ID held a Laser Tag Challenge.  People put teams together of 12 people to compete against each other.  Each person on the team paid $10 to participate with all of the money going to the playground project.

In Wisconsin Rapids, WI the ACT Now Playground held a golf outing and put together a recipe book and sold it.

The Socastee Heritage Foundation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is having a big party to commemorate it’s 300th birthday. They hope the proceeds from the event will help build a more accessible playground for special needs kids at Socastee Elementary School.  The Spring  Festival included a Walking Children’s Parade, Living History Exhibits, Antique Tractor Show, Vendors, Catfish Tournament, 5k Run/Walk, Performing Groups, Bands, Inflatables, Children’s Games and Contests & Raffles.

The Partnership for Children of Johnston County, NC  is hosting a fundraising event to support the Partnership to Build a Miracle League field and an inclusive playground. The Fourth Annual Partnership for Children Beach Ball was held at the local country club. Tickets were $50 each and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and two tickets for beer or wine.

Shuswap Rotary Club in Salmon Arms, Alberta is having a Pennies from Heaven fundraiser. You purchase a coin from local merchants. At the closing day of the Salmon Arm Fall Fair club members expect to be dropping all the sold coins from a hot air balloon onto a large target. The closest coin to the center will win a cash jackpot. For more information on this innovative event, contact Lynda Wilson, Shuswap Rotary president at 250- 833-4035 or Sherry Gilroy Shuswap Rotary vice president at 250-803-6745 or Doug Leatherdale at 250-832 2850.

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