Fundraising Ideas

Special Contribution 2019

A collection of ideas to help get you closer to reaching your fundraising goal.

Looking for some creative and fun ways to raise money?

Check out these examples of ways you can fundraise for Special Contribution.

Sell online

Use services like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to sell items around your house you no longer need or use.

Garage sale

One person's junk is another person's treasure. Team up with others to increase your supply and reach.

Bake sale

Dust off the old recipe book and whip up some irresistible treats for people in your neighborhood or at an event.


Double points for helping the environment while you fundraise for a good cause. Try asking neighbors for additional waste.

Take a week off something

Up your self-discipline game and say "no" to Starbucks for a week (or whatever happens to be your vice of choice).


The tried and true fundraising activity. Host or participate in a bike-a-thon, walk-a-thon, or whatever-other-a-thon you come up with.

Work overtime

If you have a job that lets you stay an hour or two later at a higher rate, take advantage and rack up some sweet time-and-a-half.

“Dirty jobs”

Get your hands dirty and offer to do some house cleaning, yard work, painting, etc.

Tax refund

Doing well with Uncle Sam and want to hit next year's charitable deduction goal? Consider setting aside some of your refund for Special Contribution.

Car wash
Sell meals
Host a date night
Join a focus group

Have a fundraising idea that you don’t see here? Let us know what you come up with using #DefineTheDecade.

Our Special Contribution is a collection of funds taken up to support the ongoing mission of the church.

There are almost limitless ways for you to get involved in reaching our Special Contribution goal.

For 2018 these funds will help support and hire interns to train to become effective leaders in the Y, Campus and Professionals Ministries.

For questions on what kinds of fundraising events can be organized using the church’s name or logo, visit our FAQs.