Host an Affordable Family Reunion Seven year's ago my husband, two children and myself moved from York, Pennsylvania to beautiful upstate New York. As a result we don't get to see our extended family members very often. This year my husband's family is having a family reunion to celebrate his aunts 75th birthday. We are excited to be able to attend. At family reunions you are able to visit with family members, catch up on what's going on in their
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. (more…)...
Soon enough, in many parts of the country the leaves will begin changing colors and those gentle breezes will take on a crisp feel. A great way to celebrate the changing of the seasons is with a fall carnival fundraiser to help support your organization. The ideal venue will offer indoor as well as outdoor space to accommodate a variety of activities. Brightly colored décor is practically a must, and you can add a festive autumn look to your event by de
Father's Day gatherings With the month of June come Father's Day and the first official days of summer – warm, sunny days that are perfect for cookouts and outdoor fun. Your organization can host a barbecue and serve up delicious food and games for the whole family. Consider how many volunteers will be needed to take care of setup, breakdown, cooking and cleanup. You'll also need a small team of volunteers to arrange advertising for the event. It's a g
With the arrival of spring, gardeners' thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It's time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. While the great outdoors wou
With many parts of the country seeing record-shattering cold and snowfall totals, it can be difficult to remember that the calendar says springtime and Easter are right around the corner, but they really are! Your organization can play a part in fostering the hopeful excitement of warmer weather by sponsoring a springtime or Easter raffle fundraiser. Colorful eggs brought by the Easter bunny are synonymous with Easter, so consider holding an Easter part
As we turn the calendar to March, winter relaxes its grip and lawns gradually shed their drab yellows and browns in favor of the bright green of early spring. Another type of green becomes prevalent during this month: the green of St. Patrick's Day. This day celebrates Irish culture and traditions and offers a variety of fun, family-friendly fundraising opportunities for your organization. Few things speak more eloquently of a culture than its food, and
After the lights and decorations have come down and been put away, after the holiday cheer has subsided into the realization that winter is just getting started, many people struggle to fight off the urge to hibernate until spring. But that's no fun! Your charitable organization can come to the rescue by holding a winter carnival fundraiser that offers something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to choose the venue(s) and dates first so you can quickly p...
The holiday season is a time for joyful events full of cheer that bring together the entire community. Your group or organization can take part in the fun with a variety of exciting winter holiday fundraising ideas! Some communities hold open houses of private homes and public spaces decked out in their holiday best. The sight of a lovingly tended Victorian home adorned with lights and sprigs of fragrant evergreen brings a warm, nostalgic feel to ma...
Ahhh, autumn. The season of hot cocoa, bright colors on trees, lengthening shadows and the first crisp, frosty mornings. It's a great season to celebrate with a fall fundraiser! With harvest season fast approaching, your organization could team up with a local pumpkin or apple farm (sometimes one and the same) to help you raise money for your cause. Larger farms often hold a festival on their grounds to showcase the bounty of their harvest, with fun rid