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I have to raise money for a charity to get a job there - any experienced fundraisers got ideas for fast money?

It's a rehab charity in South London - taking prisoners straight after release and rehabilitating them back into society. It's a Christian project that has about 14 people living in at any one time. I have some ideas, but I'd love to hear what you all think! Tim

Asked By: TIMMY C - 10/25/2007
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I usually offer this suggestion when answering these types of questions. Its the perfect time of year to organize a gift-wrap in your local mall or elsewhere. Stores will likely donate the gift wrap if you explain your charity, and the rest is profit!
Answered By: Stephanie.Coast - 10/25/2007
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do a can and bottle drive.
Answered By: kristenterf - 10/25/2007
 
I heard selling calendars with naked people and beer sales helped buy an island near the great lakes, and also saved some theaters elsewhere before. Boobs and beer! That is a great trend in fundraising!
Answered By: smiley_face_boxers - 10/25/2007
 
if you or someone you know is musically talented try a little concert where admission is the donation of thier amount. car washes allways work .
Answered By: punkrock - 10/25/2007
 
Burger and Beer nights with Toonie toss and 50/50tickets are always a good way to get a couple hundred or depending on how big the venue even a couple thousand dollars. Especially when you do it at a town bar/grill... More
Answered By: Ashley B - 10/25/2007
 
My mom used to tell me that you should never judge anyone until you've walked a mile in someone else's shoes... More
Answered By: Stephunny - 10/25/2007
 
Recycle, hold a community collection day and ask people to donate old cell phones, pagers, PDA's, iPods, ink/toner cartridges then turn them in to recyclingforcharities.com. This place gives money to a registered charity of your choice in exchange for the items, plus it is tax deductible to those who donate.
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Answered By: caitlinkeaton - 10/26/2007
 
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