Fundraising ideas: Halloween

31st October 2011

Coming up with good Halloween Fundraisers is not difficult.

It’s one of those annual events that nearly everyone enjoys and is a perfect opportunity to raise money for Impact Young Heroes.

Halloween falls on the 31st of October  and as we know is traditionally associated with witches, ghosts, vampires, monsters and pumpkins.

Halloween is perfect for anyone looking for large scale fundraising event ideas. You can also, however, use Halloween as a great excuse for some good fundraising ideas at school, the workplace or the social club.


Below are some really good Halloween Fundraisers guaranteed to deliver a top earner (and lots of fun)

Pumpkin Sale                        

Are you letting the local stores sell all the pumpkins?

Cut Young Heroes a slice of the action and hold a pumpkin sale the week before Halloween. Most people would rather buy when they know some of the money helps a charity.

Team up with a supplier or wholesaler and split the profits. Alternatively offer a supplier a pitch at your workplace or school for an agreed price.

You might also be able to sell ready carved pumpkins to local businesses, shops, bars and restaurants for their window displays.

Halloween Hot Soup                 

Make up some delicious hot soup – nice and spicy is best.  If you have a cauldron so much the better. Dress up as witches and sell it to friends, work-colleagues or passers-by.

This works brilliantly in staff canteens if you can get the support of your firm’s caterers.

Goblin Cookies                     

Halloween fundraisers do not have to be complicated.

Who amongst your colleagues could resist a special Homemade Halloween Biscuit delivered to their desk?

Tricks or Treats                      

Offer your colleagues a choice of Lucky Dip Bags.

Some contain a treat such as a chocolate bar – others tricks such as an onion, a carrot, a stone with a plastic spider tied to it etc.

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Easily combined with any other Halloween fundraisers you had going on or could be a “stand alone” event.

Who can come up with the best Jack o’ Lantern / Decorated Pumpkin?

Some might be carved in the traditional way but there are all sorts of other imaginative ways competitors might decorate them.

Put a bucket or cap by each pumpkin so people can vote for their top entry with loose change.

Could you even run the whole event in your town precinct or shopping mall? Guaranteed passing traffic and publicity for your cause.

Halloween Ball / Party

Ok really obvious but a great way to put on something just that bit different and stand out from all the other charity fundraisers. Dress your venue in scary black with ghoulish decorations. Have all your staff and volunteers in costume.

A fancy dress contest for your guests, great Halloween themed food and a few little competitions throughout the course of the evening. A perfect way to have fun and raise Young Heroes’ profile.

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