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hey people need some ideas for fundrasing event 4 toddlers?

im on a commitee for my local toddler group, we are having a fundraising event to get some more money to buy new equiptment,toys and help towards rent etc.. (as its privately run) still waiting for councils go ahead to sponser us anyway apart from table top sale with face painting, treasure map game (who guesses nearest to selected country) selling cakes, bouncy castle not an option as its a small hall is there anything else i can do to raise money the ages are around 12 months-3 years so nothing 2 hard or complicated or too messy something simple. any ideas welcome thanks 4 all ideas x

Update:

Monkeyphil you really shouldn't give advice cos you haven't got a clue have ya? but thanx to all you that replied much appreciated. x

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are several things that you can do that go beyond Cake Walks, Duck Ponds, and Bean Bag Throws. Here are some the things that some of my local organizations and schools have done to help raise money and get the supplies they need.

    Raffle

    Prizes are donated by local business or individuals. Large ticket items are necessary to attract sufficient support. Selling tickets can be time-consuming. However, donated prizes can be given to ticket sellers for the greatest number of tickets sold. It is important to time this event so that it does not overlap with other community raffle events. Sometimes organizations combine their efforts to support a larger event. Please check raffle laws in your state before beginning to play this event. This could also be done as a silent auction. That might be easier than selling tickets!!! Silent auctions can rake in quite a bit of money.

    Wish List

    Publish your own "wish list" for your groups' special event. The wish list can be sent to businesses, past donors, and other community organizations. Items and cash can be donated to the program. This is a great way to get a lot of those "small" items and a possible way for a group to get together to purchase some of the "larger" items.

    Here are some other idea that might work over different periods of time.

    Percentage of Business Profits

    Check with various businesses to see if they will give part of their profits to your program. For example, a local photographer may give the sitting fee of $5.00 to the program. This event produces small amounts of money, but every little bit helps. These activities require little extra work. Your local volunteers can disseminate flyers to advertise the event. Chuck E. Cheese, Papa John's, to name a few, will give your organization either a percentage (10 to 15% of total sales during one evening) or $1.00 to $2.00 dollars per order.

    Fountains

    Check with local malls or restaurants that have wishing well fountains. Most of these places donate the pennies, dimes and nickels to charity. It would be nice to get a local radio station to publicize this event. For one week, ask that all the money be put into designated fountains across the city and go to a specified charity or program. This will give the program "free" publicity with very little staff time required. A city-wide effort of all wishing fountains could generate $4,000 to $8,000 for a one to two week promotion.

    "Quarter" Rally

    Ask a local shopping mall to sponsor a "quarter" rally. This event is very popular and can generate lots of money depending on the size of the mall. Double-stick tape is placed around the interior of the mall from one end to the other. Shoppers are asked to lay down a quarter for a certain cause. It helps to have a lot of publicity with this event such as a radio station broadcasting live and special giveaways from the mall. This event will need a lot of coordination and volunteers to "man" different points on the "quarter walk". It is a lot of fun and definitely gets a large percentage of the community involved.

    Another thing that can be helpful is if there are donors that have companies that will match their employees donation. A matching program can be an easy way to help increase funds.

    Hope some of this helps!

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  • 4 years ago

    This sounds corny but my school set up a little min track thing. All the students ran around as much as they could in a time limit.(I forgot it could be half an hour). So before they ran the students would try to get pledges from family and stuff. For example is grandma pledges $1 then every lap that student runs, he earns a dollar. The other way of donating was a flat donation. For example if Mom gives a flat donation of $10 the no matter how many laps the student runs he earns $10. And all the pledges add up for the students. So one student could earn $1000. Our school also set a lap limit of 40. P.S. To count the laps the school got t shirts for every student that had 40 boxes on the back. Volunteers stood at the end of each lap and every time a student came buy the would use a Sharpie and cross out a box (in numerical order).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Set it up as a "fun fair". Ask around to see if anyone has any carnival type games they'd lend you, or set up your own! You can check out Oriental Trading Company for games & supplies.

    --Ask parents to donate empty milk jugs, build a pyramid and have kids knock them down with balls.

    --Borrow a kid-size basketball hoop and let kids take three shots.

    --Bean bag games are always a hit.

    --Write numbers on the bottoms of rubber ducks and place them in a wading pool or large tub of water!

    --Instead of just selling cakes, have a cake walk! It's kind of like musical chairs with cake!)

    --There's always the lollipop game! If you don't have access to a lollipop tree, make one out of styrofoam! You just color the end of a few lollipops and fill your tree by sticking the ends in the styrofoam. When a child picks a lollipop with a colored end, they when a small prize.

    Remember to have lots of small toys, stickers, tootsie rolls, etc on hand for prizes! Oriental Trading Company is also a good source for prizes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What our gym does (it has childcare) once a month on Friday nights, is a date night, and charges a fortune for it. If you have a center, and have trusting care, you could watch kids from 5-7:30 and just to let parents go out to dinner, Its scarry finding good babysitters. Then charge like $7 a kid. I think this would end up being less effort and raise more than a type of sale.

    Another fundraiser we just went to, that combined 2 of my kids favorite things, was a pancake breakfast with a high school marching band - kids love music and pancakes. It was called like pancake & jam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    my youngest daughter is nearly three and has started pre school they often do things to raise money but as it is your toddler group i would like to suggest that someone bakes a cake and you sell the mothers raffle tickets at 20p each and the winner of the raffle gets the cake and bakes the cake the following week and raffle it off again. also do a sponsored toddle that way you can get friends and family to sponsor the little ones good luck

    Source(s): being a mother of two young children and have already done toddler groups
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My moms church had a fundraiser and they had a booth were kids could decorate there own sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles. It was a big hit!

    Cake walk

    Duck pond

    Raffles for parents

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hi donna

    my local creche raised money for their group by having a Toddle Waddle... it was really well done they all dressed up as little ducks and walked a short distance for sponsorship.. no one could refuse them they looked so cute and all friends and families got sponsorship cards they raised alot of money... hope this helps

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you could get a small trampoline and have a bounce-athon!

    or for the older kids a talk-athon!

    paint-athon!

    there's loads you could do that would cost little and raise lots!

    ask the 3 year olds what they would like to do!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ignore monkeyphil all the rest sound good advice to me

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  • 1 decade ago

    mark out a grid on a field. Place a dozen or so non potty trained kids on the grid without nappies and see who takes a dump in which numbered square. Charge a set amount per square and the winning square wins a prize.

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