Adoption Fundraising Ideas
Set Up A Website:
ƒæ Detail your journey and progress so that everyone can stay updated.
ƒæ Create a PayPal account for donations (EASY)
ƒæ Inform every one of your fundraising efforts!!
o This makes everyone feel involved and they are more likely to help you out.
ƒæ This site gives YOU a percentage (CASH)
o Profit on Magazine Subscriptions is 40%, including shipping
o Profit on Books is 40%, excluding $5.00 shipping cost which is already included in the price
o Profit on Music is 40%, excluding $1.40 shipping cost which is already included in the price
o Profit on Cookie Dough is 40%, excluding $4.00/tub shipping cost which will be added to the price
o Profit on Restaurant.com eCertificates is 40%
ƒæ We posted this on our Facebook pages and in emails to everyone
ƒæ I even printed up little cards, handed them out and put in my bills!!!
Huge Community Yardsale:
ƒæ Find out if your town or one near by hosts something like this
o If not ORGANIZE ONE!!!
ƒæ There is usually a small entry/booth fee.
ƒæ We posted signs telling everyone about our Adoption Journey.
o People were literally handing us $20, $50, $100! It was amazing and so touching to have our community support!
o We met a lot of great people in the process as well!
ƒæ Get family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc involved: have them donate things for your sale or have them ask friends, neighbors, co-workers for items!
ƒæ Make up a flyer asking for item donations and tell them about your adoption journey.
ƒæ Day of the Yard Sale: Have signs posted about your journey and tell every visitor as well.
ƒæ Hand out flyers telling them about your journey and include a link to your website!
ƒæ You can sell up to 6 designs total. You can choose from the fundraiser t-shirt designs, or you can submit your own custom designs. You can also choose to sell products from regular line of adoption tees, but the commission for these products is lower.
ƒæ 25-45% of the sales from a fundraiser store go directly to you, the adoptive family (exact commissions vary by product)
ƒæ You can also choose to sell tees through a traditional “door-to-door” fundraiser using a flyer.
Baby Bottle Drive/Adoption Shower:
ƒæ Purchase inexpensive baby bottles¡K yard sale, dollar store, bulk stores.
ƒæ We made invitations and placed them in a cheap baby bottle and decorated it.
ƒæ The invitation asked that each guest not bring presents but fill the bottle up with spare change and bring it to the Adoption Shower.
o We also informed them we would be having a welcome home party.
o People brought bottles with change, cash, checks & saving bonds!!
ƒæ We also brought a bottle to each business that we frequent & know the people that work there well.
o Our Bank, Insurance Agency, Cell Phone Provider, Hair Salon, Favorite Restaurant, Etc…
ƒæ The shower was a hit… we used it to educate our family and friends about adoption!!
o It was so nice to connect with our family and friends and get them in on our journey as well as prepare them for the adoption.
ƒæ Make sure to include all links to all of your sites in your signatures for email, forums, Facebook.etc¡K
o This gets the word out there and it could spread like wildfire!
ƒæ A friend of mine sells PartyLite. They have a fundraising program that you get 50% of the proceeds paid directly to you!!!
ƒæ Many other direct sales type of businesses offer a fundraising program!
Face Book Group Page:
ƒæ Set up a group page and invited all of our friends.
ƒæ Created a PayPal account and add our paypal button to our Group Page.
o People we didn¡¦t even know were donating to our cause… it was amazing!!!
ƒæ I also added the PayPal button to every post I made, email
ƒæ I sent and signature I used! It worked great!!
ƒæ Small bake sales are great but what about a bake sale that you take orders?!?!
ƒæ Make up order forms that tell about your journey and the money needed to raise.
o People love homemade goodie and will love helping you out with your cause.
ƒæ Have friends and family pitch in to fill orders.
o Make extras of all the orders
ƒæ Host a bake sale and sell off excess sweets! Yummy!!!
GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS IN YOUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS!!
Let me know if you need any help!