Last night our MOPS group had a successful fundraiser.
We made over $500.
This is how we did it.
It was a babysitting night. Our host church lets us use their building for free, giving us access to a gym (with ride-on toys!), the kitchen, foyer and nurseries.
We advertise through a Facebook event, encouraging all the MOPS moms to invite, invite, invite.
The event in itself takes about four and a half hours. Man-power was about 10 moms per two-hour shift.
A majority of the families RSVPed on Facebook so we had a good idea of how many kids we would have. We suggested a donation of $10/kid. They could drop off their children as early as 6pm and pick them up by 10pm. (Interestingly, the last family to pick up their kids last night was at 9:40pm–so we were able to have the church cleaned up and be out of there by 10pm!)
The MOPS moms have three ways they can choose to help with this fundraiser:
-taking a two-hour babysitting shift
-providing snacks for the kids and moms
-dropping off their kids, donating to MOPS and going on a date night (or Christmas shopping or house cleaning)
We only need to do two or three fundraisers a year because this one goes so well.
Would this fundraiser work for your MOPS group, moms group, mission trip, etc? What group fundraisers have you done that were successful–or not?