I am leading a medical/dental mission trip to Mexico in February. Looking for ideas to raise funds to help defray supply and medication cost for the trip. I have tried auctioning items from Mexico and Mexican dinners with variable success. Any other ideas?
Looking at your post I envision sponsoring a fun run. Make it a 5k. Registration could be around $15 and try to get corporate sponsors to defray some of the cost. Also you might try to get one of the high schools' or colleges' cross country team near you to help set up the event. The theme could be "Run for the Border 5k." You might need to contact Taco Bell to see about using that phrase. You could also have a contest within the run for churches. They could sponsor a team, or teams, to compete for a trophey to donation to their youth or whatever. Take the top four runners and combine thier times to pick an over-all church winner.
I think the key to any fund-raiser is advertising. If people know you are raising money people will give. If they do not know the money will stay in thier pockets.
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