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“Hot Dog for Cancer” – Principal at an Name Bead Bonanza – Take orders for “Stay at Home Tea” – On Valentine’s Day
elementary school agrees that if ALL the personalized bracelets, keychains, donate $1 for the pleasure of having your
teachers raise $100 each, he/she would necklaces, etc. for a donation. cup of tea at home.
dress up like a hot dog and let the students
Smile Day Give Away – Each time you
squirt ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard,
O catch someone at your ofﬁce smiling, they
and relish on him/her.
donate a designated amount to your team.
October Festival – Celebrate autumn and Give the smiling donor a smiley face sticker
Human Jukebox – Set up a decorated the fall bounty by raising funds for Relay. or button to wear.
cardboard box with someone that sings Have pumpkins, straw bales, dried corn
selected songs outside of a supermarket stalks, colorful gourds and bright ﬂowers for
(after receiving permission) and ask for a T
your decor. For the main attractions
donation for each song that is requested. you may want to consider the following
Turkey Drawing – Offer a dollar to win
activities: a dance, pumpkin carving
Handyman for a Day – Shovel snow, rake your Thanksgiving/Holiday turkey.
contest, apple bobbing, face painting,
leaves or mow your neighbors lawn and petting zoo, pony rides, bake sale, and a
donate your “fee” to your Relay For Life. scarecrow decorating contest. Charge an U
admission fee and sell other goods and
Unique Boutique – Collect or make unique
services at your festival.
one-of-a kind items for raising funds via a
Ice Cream Social – Teams can raise funds silent or live auction.
by collecting donations for delicious ice
cream delights. Get creative and decorate Pancake Breakfast V
your location as an old fashioned ice cream
Percentage of Sales – Designate a percentage
parlor and soda fountain. Set up tables with Video Sale – How many times can you
a variety of board games for patrons. Play of one day’s sales or proceeds and let the watch Forrest Gump?
oldies on a jukebox and charge for song public know so they will buy more.
Vacation Day – If you are on a team with
Pet Service – Love pets? Walk someone’s dog. your co-workers, ask your boss if they can
offer a bonus day off for the team member
Pies – Find which fruit is in season, make
J that raises the most money.
and sell your delicious pies.
Jail & Bail – An old American Cancer Society
Pot Luck Lunches at the Workplace
fundraiser. For a donation, employees can W
– Name every Wednesday “Relay For Life
be arrested and for an additional donation
Pot Luck Day.” Team members take turns Wine Tasting – As with any other fundraiser
can post their own bail OR employees have
preparing foods, salads, desserts, etc. and
a bounty placed on their head, are arrested, - but especially with this one - the wine
offer to employees at the workplace at a set
and are not set free until the entire bounty must be donated and all liquor liability laws
price or donation.
is raised ($100+ per inmate). must be followed.
Publicity – Publicize your team’s
participation in the company newsletter.
Kiss The Pig – Select three to ﬁve well-known
Q X-Mas Tidings – Make fresh evergreen
and well-liked employees. Have the employees
wreaths and yule logs to sell adorned with
choose the individual they would like to see Quilts – Sell quilt squares made by the festive holiday bows, berries and pinecones.
kiss the pig by purchasing a jelly bean(s) employees themselves. The squares can be
for 50 cents each. The jelly bean(s) will sold in honor and in memory of people with
be placed in a jar for that individual. The cancer, squares 4” x 4” for %, 8” x 8” for $15,
individual with the most beans will have to and 12” x 12” for $25.
Kiss The Pig.
Yard Sale – Hold the ultimate Yard Sale.
Quarter Canister Campaign – Old ﬁlm
canisters hold $7 worth of quarters.
Challenge co-workers or students to ﬁll as Z
Lawn Service –While you are mowing your many canisters as possible. Have a reward
lawn, mow someone else’s too. Zzzz – Sleep when the Relay ends.
for the team that collects the most canisters
ﬁlled with quarters!
Matching Funds – Ask your CEO/President
to match the total raised by your team or Romance – Cater a romantic dinner for
to be the leading honor for your team. (In two, highest donation wins the dinner.
order for it to count toward incentives, you
must turn in written conﬁrmation
prior to the event.)