Published on December 4th, 2012 | by Cindy

Creative Fundraising – Find Some Inspiration!

Support Because I Am A Girl with some creative fundraising.

With a little bit of creativity, you can raise money to help organizations like Because I Am A Girl do great work.  And you might have fun doing it!

I read a story about two sisters in the United States who raised thousands of dollars selling painted bottles. They made money from something other people throw away! People in their towns loved these bottles. They were super-cute, colourful and still way cheaper than other things you can buy to decorate your house. This project began as an art assignment and a good way to express their creativity. However, the when girls discovered they could make art people would want to buy, they realized they were on to something.

These girls weren’t raising money for Because I Am A Girl, but we have heard some pretty cool stories about how girls have used their talents and creativity to raise money. Sisters Laura and Avery raised money by putting on a concert and selling art. The girls combined their talents and got the help of their friends to raise money.

Here are some creative fundraising ideas that allow you to use your talent and creativity:

  • Have a talent show: ask a few friends to contribute a 2-3 minute performance and sell tickets to friends, family and neighbours.
  • Have a brownie bake sale: bake up a storm of brownies.  We have tons of recipes right here.  Then stir up a few pitchers of lemonade (we have lots of recipes for that as well!).  Then set up a table and sell, sell, sell.
  • Paint some faces: Get some face painting supplies and set up a table anywhere groups of children will be.  Paint faces for $1-$5 and donate the proceeds!  Here are some great face painting ideas.

Do you have any great creative fundraising ideas?  Leave your ideas in the comments!

And don’t forget, you can always make a donation to Hailey’s Because I Am A Girl Campaign to Change the World.


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About the Author

Cindy Basha was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador in 1989. After having finished her joint degree in History and Political Science in 2011, Cindy moved to Toronto, Ontario to study Television Writing and Production at Humber College. She graduated in 2012 and began her career as a writer.

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