As 2024 rounds the corner, plenty of organizations, sports teams and community leagues across Canada are gearing up to support their upcoming initiatives and get their fundraising efforts in full swing. For over 38 years, Mom’s Pantry has been proudly partnering with businesses and community-grown initiatives across the country to make sure you have everything you need to fundraise successfully. We proudly offer one of the largest selections of pre-packaged, ready-to-ship goods for charitable causes, and here to make achieving your goals simple.
If you’re looking to raise more in 2024, below are 5 popular fundraising ideas to consider to help drive financial support. Read on to learn more!
1. Crowd Funding
Technology has become a wonderful asset for fundraising with the internet and other digital means making it easier for your cause to reach a wider, much broader network than ever before! Whether through more direct means like or through sharing information about upcoming events and opportunities to give across social media platforms, crowdfunding provides a convenient method of putting your cause in front of a large audience and allows people to donate and share with ease.
2. Car Washes
As a seasonal favourite during warm weather, car washes and other task-for-support activities can be a great way to drive (no pun intended) support and engage with your community. They can also be particularly important sports teams, youth groups and school clubs as they foster a sense of collaboration and teamwork to achieve your goal. Be aware that, unless you have many of the materials necessary on hand, there will be some upstart costs associated, that you will have to market your event in order to get the maximum return, and that you will need to be prepared to reschedule depending on weather conditions etc.
3. Door to Door Canvassing
Door-to-door canvassing is the old-school method of crowdsourcing, and while it’s less common these days, it can be highly effective in the right circumstances. Door-to-door flier distribution and fundraising efforts can help create a personal connection, however, it is not without its share of difficulties to consider. With doorbell cameras becoming more common in homes, people are less likely to open the door, and for safety measures, it’s always best to send fundraisers out in groups (or pairs as a minimum) to look out for each other. As with car washes, it can also be difficult to canvas depending on the weather, and participants will need to be able to commit the time to covering a large area by foot in order to achieve your objective. In short, while canvassing certainly can be effective, it’s best utilized as part of a larger fundraising plan that includes other methods and relies on your contact with the community predominately to spread awareness about your cause, with other efforts being more fund-oriented.
4. Bottle Drives
Bottle drives are a great way to help your community empty their recycling bags and clear out the garage/basement to your benefit, especially following the holiday season. As with the methods listed above, you’ll need to generate plenty of awareness and either have a dedicated drop-off location or the means to offer pickup where possible. It can take some time to sort through bottles, but, with a little elbow grease and commitment, your hard work can pay off (literally!)
5. Edible Goods
Finally, who doesn’t love delicious baked goods and other edible delectables for a good cause? Food-based fundraising is one of the most effective and easy-to-organize initiatives, especially when you partner with an experienced team like Mom’s Pantry. We offer a wide array of edible goods that come ready to be safely shipped for your convenience including cookies, tea, spices, frozen appetizers and more. With most orders ready to be shipped in as little as 10-14 days, your supporters get all the benefits of delicious food, and you get to enjoy easy fundraising without the extra headaches.
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