It is summer. It is hot. It is July and how many times might you have heard, “What are we doing today?” Whew! Summer vacation for the kids is in full swing and while many are vacationing out of town many of us are at home. Christmas in July Fundraiser ideas is a fun and rewarding way to involve your kids, neighbors and family to earn funds for your favorite charity or non profit during summer. If you live in a cold weather state then you know how short the summer season is for block parties, grilling and family warm weather themed parties. Choose your charity, choose your event and let the organizing and fundraising begin.
Celebrate community service with these Christmas In July Fundraiser Ideas.
If you have a friendly group of neighbors many blocks have a summer party; what better way to pay it forward then to gather and collect either funds or supplies for your local charity. Back To School needs are always in high demand come September; check with your local charity to find the supplies they need and how you can help.
Enjoy the warmer weather, sunny skies and take the opportunity to clean the house and the garage to benefit your favorite volunteer organization. Even better organize your neighbors for a block garage sale; I promise if you offer to organize your neighbors will embrace the idea.
Theme garage sales can also do very well. Crafters needing to clean out the craft stash, sewers and quilters cleaning out their material stash can help raise funds for their guild. Niche sales can be promoted on the free sites located below.
Tips For Successful Garage Sales
The internet is providing easy access to promote your garage sale for free! Check out these top tips and don’t forget Nextdoor if this site is in your neighborhood.
What is Nextdoor? Nextdoor is the neighborhood social media site which gives you direct contact with your neighbors, neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. Residents sign up with their real name and address. The option exists to connect with as many or as few surrounding neighborhoods as desired. Nextdoor is a wonderful resource to find company recommendations, but it is also a resource for volunteer groups to connect with their neighbors.
Bottle & Can Drive
Use Nextdoor to publicize and offer free pick ups of recyclables for your organization or cause. Local groups of all ages are having success by announcing the event and either offering a specific day or offering curbside pick up! Gather your cans and bottles and help your school groups raise funds during the summer with Christmas In July Fundraiser Ideas.
Turn Plastic Bags into Sleep Mats For The Homeless
How can you help your local knitting or crochet group take plastic bags and reycle those bags into a sleepm mat for the homeless? Plarn is the key. Plarn is plastic yarn made from plastic bags. Sleep mats are knitted or crocheted by volunteers into sleep mats donated to the less fortunate.
Summer is the perfect time for a Plarn Drive. Making plarn is easy and a great kid’s activity for summer vacation. Each mat takes 500-700 plastic bags. Learn how to hold a plarn drive here.
Christmas In July Plarn Drive!
Old School style. Love it when the neighborhood kids make their own lemonade stand! This is a wonderful activity to teach kids to pay it forward for a charity, teach a little commerce and how volunteering their time can benefit a local charity or cause.