Ideas for fundraising
Whether you’re an individual or a group, you can raise vital funds and awareness within your local community, and have lots of fun doing it.
Stuck for ideas? Here are what some of our other fundraisers have done
Host a trivia or bingo night
Organise a garage sale
Do a film screening
Hold a mufti or dress-up day
Get artistic and sell your wares at a market
Run a community car wash
Organise a sausage sizzle
Host an auction
A huge thank you to 9 and 10 year olds Chayse, Ryan, Ashton and Darcy!
They have raised over $10,000 for Mission Australia to help those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
After seeing the desperate situations of many people experiencing homelessness during trips to Melbourne, the boys knew they wanted to make a difference. So they set out to design and sell t-shirts and other merchandise to raise funds in their hometown of Henty, NSW.
Their first event was a ‘fish and chips night’ with a live and silent auction. A Mission Australia support worker – Jeremy Polkinghorne – spoke at the event and inspired many with stories of how we are able to help those in need.
Using donations from sponsors, they designed and printed a range of merchandise to raise further funds and awareness of the issue of homelessness. They recently sold these items at the Henty Football Club’s last home game and are still selling items at the Henty Bakery. The merchandise has the acronym “CRAD” on it – a combination of the boys’ first initials – and the hashtag #homelessnothopeless.
The whole community of Henty has rallied behind their efforts and we support them all the way too! Through their hearts of generosity to help others, many people will be able to get the help they need to get back on their feet and gain independence. Great work, boys!
Ready to start? Follow these 5 simple steps and get on your way to becoming a Community Champion for Mission Australia
Decide what fundraising activity you would like to participate in - Sleepout, Larapinta, or create your own
Register your event on the webpage of your selected event and create your personal account
Once approved, Mission Australia will send you an Authority to Fundraise letter, giving you permission to raise funds on our behalf
Create your fundraising page and add photos and more information as to why you are supporting Mission Australia
Start collecting funds for Mission Australia. Share your page with friends and family and spread the word on social media.