An easy fundraiser idea for the holiday season is to set up a large Christmas tree in a public area and have people contribute to your cause, group or organization by purchasing an ornament from you with their name (and donation amount) tagged on the ornament.

You can purchase ornaments online and in bulk to get the best price. Be sure to set up your tree in a high traffic area and have a booth next to the tree where you can collect donations and fill out the tags for the ornaments. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully decorated tree and some much needed funding. If you can purchase the ornaments (in bulk) for $1 or less, you should be able to collect $5 per ornament in donations. This is a fundraiser that you can easily put on each year, so if you can’t get a tree donated, consider purchasing one that will last over time. The larger the tree, the more ornaments you can display.

Check with local business owners or city officials to see if they can help you find a good spot to set up your fundraiser. Remember to play Christmas music and it can’t hurt to have a few elf volunteers to help run things.

You’ll want to start promoting this fundraiser at least 1-month in advance. Be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.