Whether you’re planning to fundraise to help pay for the cost of your trip to New Orleans or looking to raise extra funds for materials to use on construction projects, here are some ideas to help you get started!
Throw a car wash – it’s tried and true, especially if you live in an area that gets lots of snow and winter grime buildup. Spring can work even better than summer!
Many companies offer gift-matching and/or will make a donation in return for your volunteer service. One-to-one gift-matching and donations of up to $500 for a week’s worth of volunteer service are common! Do you know what your employer offers?
If you are a Thrivent Member, there are a number of options to help us raise funds through Thrivent!
New Orleans Night
Hold a New Orleans Night (sell tickets, feature your favorite New Orleans cuisine and music, and throw in some beads for good measure!) You could even serve danger dogs (we’ll put you in touch with the volunteers who came up with that one, if you dare).
Ask For Donations
Of all the ways to raise money, the most effective is still simply to ask those close to you if they’d like to make an impact through you! Share the story of your plans to come and serve in New Orleans with your family, school, church, Facebook friends and/or neighbors, and ask them to consider supporting your mission!