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Halloween Themed Fundraising Ideas

By: Sharon Walls - Updated: 16 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
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Halloween is a much-loved holiday - kids and grown-ups alike love candy, costumes and decorations. Halloween themed fundraising ideas not only get people into the spirit of the holiday, they also provide great motivation to donate at a time of the year when people are traditionally saving their money in anticipation of Christmas.

Here are some spooky fundraising ideas to liven up your Halloween:

Trick-or-Treat Fundraising

Halloween trick-or-treating is one of the few times of the year when you'll be face-to-face with all of your neighbours; instead of candy, why not trick-or-treat and ask for donations to your fundraising cause?

You can trick-or-treat alone or with family. It's easy to get started; just dress up in a themed costume related to your charity and start knocking on doors!

You can also use Halloween trick-or-treating as an opportunity to educate your community on your charitable cause. At your own home, print up flyers and give these to trick-or-treaters along with the traditional Halloween sweets. You can even give these flyers to your neighbours when you go trick-or-treating, so they can learn more about your cause too.

Fundraising With Face Paint

Face painting is one of the simplest ways to fundraise at Halloween. Cooperate with a local business, or ask permission from the council to set up a face painting area in your town's shopping district. Passers-by will be able to pay a set fee for Halloween face painting, with all of the proceeds going to your fundraising cause.

Face painting is a perfect activity for Halloween. Children will love it and so will your charity!

Fancy Dress Day

Everybody loves to dress up on Halloween, so why not hold a fancy dress day at work or at your school?

Instead of wearing a school uniform or work clothes, participants donate a set amount to your cause and wear a costume. Don't forget to have a Halloween fashion show too, with candy and prizes for the scariest, funniest and best dressed participants.

Halloween Party Fundraising

Keep the Halloween spirit alive at your school, workplace or in your community with a Halloween party or dance. Not only can you charge admission to the actual party, but you can also raise even more money at your Halloween party by having additional fundraising activities, such as:

  • Costume contest - Give awards and prizes for the most creative, the funniest and the overall best costume
  • “Guess the sweets” contest - Place a bowl of sweets on a table and ask participants to pay to guess the number of candies in the bowl. The winner gets a prize and the candy!
  • Candy sale - Everyone loves to indulge their sweet tooth at Halloween. Make or buy candy and sell it at a profit for your fundraising cause.

Turning The Spirit Of Halloween Into Fundraising Success

Halloween fundraising is about turning the things you already do at Halloween - trick-or-treating, costumes and parties - into a fundraising opportunity.

Whether your Halloween fundraising idea is large or small, your efforts will help get people into the spirit of Halloween whilst also scaring up donations for your favourite cause!

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