(Closed) NWR – Ideas for Raising Money…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Fiance raised money by selling cups of free trade coffee outside of his school (he went to go see the pope in germany in high school). I think he raised about $7000 bucks.

Post # 5
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know how the foreclosure/real estate market is in your area, but I know several people that have gotten gigs cleaning out foreclosed homes. It’s not glamorous, but its $ in your pocket, same day! 

Other ideas:
Offer to run errands for people for small fee

Post # 6
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

There must be associations she can apply to for a grant?

Post # 7
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m assuming she has checked out normal options, like temp agencies, etc. Does she have stuff she could sell on ebay or craigslist? Or some sort of service she could do – babysitting, makeup artist, hair stylist, lawn mowing/snow shoveling, seamstress, pet sitting, dog walker, etc? Is she crafty – could she start a shop on etsy? What about donating (read: selling) plasma? Has she looked for seasonal employment, now that the holidays are upon us? With finals approaching, would it be feasible for her to offer up her copy editing services for term papers?

That’s all I can come up with for now. Hopefully others will have suggestions, too!

Post # 9
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Carwash? bake sale/fundraiser for her? ( not sure how fundraisers work). Recycle. I read a store about  a couple who paid for their wedding by recycling cans. They got can donations from business’s (mostly form them) and used the money to pay for their wedding.

Post # 11
4824 posts
Honey bee

@Leche4evr: Go to pro sport games and concerts and collect from the tail gaters. You wont believe how much you can get!

Post # 12
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did bottle drives in highschool… we raised a couple of thousand dollars, and it didnt make people feel like they had to give monetary donations in a time when finances are tough… If you do… hit up bars after big holidays superbowl, NYE, St. patty’s day etc.  Good luck

If I remember correctly, we only went out maybe once or twice a week for a few hours after school… not too time consuming

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