Casual Friday Fundraiser

Everybody likes to take advantage of dress-down or “casual” Fridays. Meet with local business owners and set up a special Friday where they will allow employees to show up in casual work clothes in return for a $5 or $10 donation made to your organization.

This is an easy fundraiser to set up and doesn’t require a lot of volunteer support to execute it. The only real task you’ll have is selling businesses on the idea. If you have a good cause, you should have no problem getting several businesses to want to be involved.

You can also turn the fundraiser into “Flip-flops Friday” or any other fun type of dress down (or dress up) work day. There more creative you can be with your casual Friday fundraising idea, the better. You’ll want to create flyers (printed or digital) with a description of your program, cause, and donation requested per participating employee so that the information can be distributed throughout each company and reach as many employees as possible. Be sure to have them take group photos so that you can post them to social media and encourage them to do the same. It also can’t hurt to ask the business owner if they will match the amount of money donated by the employees. This fundraiser is a win-win for everyone.

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