Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

YOU, Creating a Spooky Fundraiser

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2012 at 2:55 am

What is it about Halloween that gets people so excited? For me, the black cats, scary movies and carving jack-o-lanterns are enough to make me excited for the end of October to get here. But there’s something else that gets me excited about Halloween this year and it should make YOU excited too. It’s  fundraising!

Halloween is a night where anything goes and having fun while becoming whoever or whatever you want to be for one night. Are YOU already planning your party for this Halloween? Have YOU shortlisted your ideas for a costume?

This Halloween, why not make fundraising a part of your plans.

You’ll already be getting together with your family, friends and co-workers. It’s a great opportunity to collect donations for your charity.

Did you know that Halloween is big business? According to an article by Joe Waters on Inspiring Generosity, Halloween is the second largest consumer holiday after Christmas. If people are already in spending mode, they’re not going to mind donating a few more dollars to a charity. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on everything from candy to pumpkins to costumes for pets! In his article, Joe talks about five reasons to have a Halloween fundraiser. To read the full article, click here  http://social.razoo.com/2012/09/5-reasons-to-have-a-halloween-fundraiser/

I know YOU probably have some fabulous party ideas already, but here a few of my ideas YOU can use to turn your party into an easy Halloween fundraiser:

1. In your invitations YOU send to your friends,  be sure to tell them that YOU will be accepting donations at the door.

2. Get together an awesome Halloween basket full of treats, spooky decor and some horror movies. YOU can sell tickets on the basket all night. (as long as you have a ticket lottery licence)

3. Have a pumpkin carving contest and charge $10 to enter. YOU can have a special guest like Dracula judge the contest.

4. Hold a Halloween party at work and get donations from co-workers who come to work dressed up . If  it’s for a good cause, people won’t mind digging out a few extra dollars because it’s for fun.

With Halloween being such a big deal, there’s no reason why nonprofits shouldn’t be partnering with businesses and individuals to create a fundraiser during the Halloween craze. If YOU are interested in  creating your own spooky fundraiser, who not choose the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia as your charity? We would be happy to work with you and very grateful to accept any donations.

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