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Fundrasing Ideas Needed?

I am the leader of a group of wives who's husbands are deployed to Iraq. Their 12 month deployment was just extended to at least 16 months. WE are trying to come up with ideas for fundraisers so we can put together care packages for the poor guys!!! Any Ideas???

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ask the pastors of local churches to help with this effort. Ask the school board if the school children can help out, too. If you have a list of what you want to put into the care packages, the members of the churches and school families will help out to the best of their ability to collect and gather those items.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Have a dinner on the base. Something expensive and easy like burgers or a chili supper. Everyone wants to help out there fellow soldiers. How about a car wash? Ask people to donate items. Ask businesses in the town to "sponsor" if you, will the deployed unit, by donating money.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In my area, the local paper has a "list" of items that are needed every week for care packages. Designate several drop off areas where people can bring items that are needed. Then your group can package them and send them to Iraq for the guys and gals that need them. Call your local papers and ask them to do the same. You can also send flyers to be distributed to schools that your children attend to encourage donations from local families. Good luck.

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  • B V
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    our wives group did T shirts,,

    We designed the shirts ourselves and the pre sold them,, the more we sold the better cost we had,, it ended up that the shirts cost a little over 3 dollars each to make we sold them for 15,, so we make a $12 profit off them and sold like 200 shirts.

    the bake sales and car washes are also good ideas,,

    pancake feeds or if your in the south fish fries are good too

    hot dog feeds are good also,, like before a home high school football game.

    You can also try to get help from a local florist and do a flower sale.

    another big one is Krispy Kream Doughnuts. They do fund raisers alot!!!!

    Good luck and god bless all your loved ones.

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  • 4 years ago

    we've a Spaghetti dinner and a barbeque. Its $8 a plate, $5 for toddlers. the two are very less costly to do, and you presale the tickets. we've the adolescents communities volunteer because of the fact the freshen up group and tea/ice servers. The senior communities do the money taking. All baked good are on the industry, $a million 3-cookies or $2 a slice of cake-$20 a cake. Our massive provider provider is the "to circulate dinner" Its a relatives of four foodstuff and one chocolate or yellow bundt cake= $40 and its boxed and arranged with a glass of tea in it. you placed the pasta sauce in a field, the spaghetti in a field, 4 plates, 4 silverware instruments, a million pitchers of tea, a million cake. IN a extensive container, waiting to circulate, with "heating training for the microwave. we've a "DONATION" of Dinner as properly. $50 A charity present purpose is to sell 8-10 of those boxed dinners for 4. We supply it to the folk who want it the main, and we've the "teenager drivers and eldercare minstry" take it to the persons abode. the two shutins' and needy. That one merchandise actually will pay for a great style of the components for the entire journey and its all areas of the church that get the reward of the blessing of all the church working mutually. We additionally, have a silent public sale of things- many times 20 products that are donated and bidded for the entire time dinner is offered. The winner is termed on Monday and listed contained in the bulletin. Get those products a month a head of time and sell them contained in the bulletin. Even church itmes or amenities- one week of daycare, or blessed go from the minister. We additionally raffled a dinner with the pastor for 2, a advantageous restruant for a week evening evening. That went for over $a hundred. good success. have exciting!

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  • 1 decade ago

    You just need to think of the little things...Like maybe bake them dozens and dozens of cookies and send them, or send out some letters from local children in the area. Plus writing items are always needed, like pens, paper, evelopes. Plus when i was overseas i loved gettin local news stories and videos of home. Maybe take a camcorder out and videotape the trees and children playing, remind them what they are protecting. When i was over that way i wanted the simple things like those above....Oh and pictures of their families so they can show them off to the rest of the guys out there..

    Source(s): Stationed in the Middle East for a year
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  • 1 decade ago

    A bake sale? Furniture Sale? Used Item Sale?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Check with your Local Businesses, They will be more than happy to help, its a 100 % write off. I did this with grocery stores and created a food bank for the needy

    Source(s): Have fun and be prepared to work
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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know about fundraisers, my DH's FRG had the same problems.....they had a bake sale/car wash/White Elephant... Just use your imagination.

    I have included Links for Ideas...

    Good Luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bake sales or a car washing drive or maybe an auction or big garage sale or hey how bout all four.

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