Fundraising is a brilliant way to involve your entire family, church or community in raising money for Missio. It’s especially great for children and young people, who might not have money of their own to donate, but can certainly bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm!
Our new fundraising guide will help you at every step of your fundraising project, and our posters, bunting and online ads can help you tell everyone about it!
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Rake-a-Thon: ask family members or neighbours for suggested donations to clear up the garden, yard or driveway. You could even get a large group to clear a park, churchyard or school! Make sure everyone has strong gloves and bags if they take up the Rake-a-Thon challenge.
Family fun evenings: in colder and darker evenings, indoor events rule! Why not host a beetle drive, bingo or race night? You can use old horse race videos for people to place bets on, or even use wind-up toys or counters and dice to create races. You could also host a board game evening. Sell snacks and drinks to boost your fundraising.
Winter walks: get sponsored to brave the elements and hold a torch-lit hike or winter walk to raise money. Make sure you have plenty of adults to supervise and assist when organising outdoor events with children. Better still, get the whole parish involved!
Bonfire night / fireworks display: the best way to spend dark winter evenings! Make sure you observe safety requirements or work with a professional supplier where necessary.
Christmas crafts: making and sell ornaments, wreaths, biscuits, and any other Christmassy gifts and treats you can think of, preferably at a Christmas fair.
Manger on a Mission: this is a great way to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas and a novel way to raise funds. Ask students/parishioners to dress as characters from the Nativity (remember that the Scriptures don’t mention just how many shepherds and magi were present). Aim to create a complete crib set. Then take your manger on a mission tour around your school grounds, town or city. Remember to take a Missio Red Box to collect donations on the way.
A really green Christmas Tree: inspired by an idea from a mission partner in Malaysia, why not work together as parish or school to create ‘a really green’ tree from recycled plastic bottles or egg boxes? Donate the money saved on buying a real spruce to help more Missio partners to invest in parish tree-planting schemes.
Christmas light competition: challenge your parish to light up their houses or gardens for Christmas! If you can, create programmes with maps so people can tour each house, and charge a small fee for a copy. You could also do a local business version of this, asking high street shops to join in the fun.
Share about us
Using social media for fundraising is such a positive way to harness its potential! Whether you’re doing a solo event or the whole community’s involved, make sure you shout about what you’re doing – before, during, and after your fundraiser. Feel free to use the digital images on your social media posts to draw attention to your campaigning. And remember to link to missio.org.uk so your supporters can come and meet us too!