If you’re looking for a fun and easy holiday fundraising idea, and snow is plentiful in your neck of the woods, try hosting a snowman building contest. The idea is to get as many teams together as possible to compete and see who can build the best snowman. You can create different award categories like most authentic snowman, most creative snowman, most colorful snowman, most stylish snowman, best use of items found in nature, etc. You can also have a separate event just for the smaller kids. Set a time limit for the teams to build their masterpieces made of snow (2 hours should be enough time).
Raise funds by having local businesses sponsor the event or collect money from the public by having donation buckets set up next to each snowman. Raise even more revenue by setting up a table to sell hot chocolate and coffee. You’ll want to make sure you set this event up in a high-traffic area so that it will attract attention. You can have the public vote for the winners or create a panel of judges.
You’ll want to start promoting this fundraiser at least 1-month in advance as you will need time to put teams together. Reach out to your local radio and television stations and be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community. Be sure to check with the city for permits if you plan to set up in a public area.