Fundraising Ideas

This is a list of ideas for fundraising opportunities for retreats and mission trips.

Mission Trip-Retreat Fundraising Ideas

  • Music/theater performances
  • Clothing rummage sales/swaps
  • Yard sales
  • Ministries tree
  • Dinners
  • Partnering with local restaurants
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Partnering with interstate rest stops to offer “free” coffee and donuts
  • Local lawn clean-up
  • Fall/Christmas fairs
  • Christmas card list
  • Themed dinner events- folks agree to host a themed party, tickets are auctioned off
  • “UnFUNdraiser” (donating what you would have spent to make the fundraiser happen)
  • Connecting up with local sports stadiums
  • Silent auctions—goods donated by local businesses


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