Watermelon Feasthttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comBuy a bunch of watermelons and sellit by the slice. Have a donation box,too. This is a good one to do afteryour church softball games or schoolevent.
Donut Delighthttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comHave the youth group get donuts andcoffee either donated or bought andbring them to church each Sunday.Before and after the service, set thefood out and let people buy them fora set price. You could also set a jaron the table to accept donations.
Drive-In Movie Nighthttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comProject a movie on the side of yourchurch and have a drive-in movie.People can watch from their cars inthe parking lot. Accept donationsonly. Charging admission is aviolation of the copyright law.
Parent’s Night Outhttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comOffer one night (or several nights) inDecember for parents to let youwatch their kids. This is a greatchance for parents to do someChristmas shopping.
Car Washhttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comUse your church parking lot or getpermission to use the parking lot of astore. Set out posters advertisingyour car wash and the price per car.Get the whole youth group to help.
A _____ -Thonhttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comHave a bike-a-thon, a pump iron-a-thon, askate-a-thon, a walk-a-thon, a trash-a-thon, a prayer-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, etc.Get sponsors to pledge money for everymile you walk or ride, lift weights, skate,etc. Set a goal before you talk to yoursponsors so that they can have an idea ofhow much they might have to pay in all.
Gift-Wrapping FundRaiserhttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comPlan a gift-wrapping service in astore or at church. If it is at yourchurch, people can stop by on theway home from shopping to haveyou wrap their gifts.
Garage Salehttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comThis is a great way to get yourchurch involved. Ask people in yourchurch to donate old stuff to yourgarage sale. Then get a friend or twoto help with preparation and the sale.
Numbered Envelopeshttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comNumber envelopes 1 to 25, 50, or to anynumber you would like. Add a place fortheir name and address on the envelope.Ask people to sponsor the amount ofmoney on the envelope. Have fun withthis. Let people choose like the game“pick-a-card.” Some may take more thanone envelope. 1-25 raises $325. 1-50raises $1275.
Waiting For Dollarshttp://www.youthministrytoolbox.comFind a local restaurant that is willing tohost your waiting for dollars event. Yourgroup will help with waiting tables andbussing dirty dishes, in exchange for therestaurant to donate $1 for each mealsold. Pick a restaurant that is popular sothat you can ensure a large turnout.Remember to be polite, fast, andaccurate. Try not to break any plates!