A programme of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®

Fundraising Ideas

Here are some quick and easy FUNdraising ideas to inspire you!

Art Auction: Children love to draw and paint, so perhaps hold an auction of children’s artwork on canvas or in frames, selling the one-of-a-kind creations to parents, relatives and friends.

Raffle or Silent Auction: Ask for prizes to be donated from employees, area businesses, sup

pliers, partners and parents. Set up a silent auction that runs over the course of a day or even a week, or sell raffle tickets.

Host a Carnival or Fete: Host a mini-carnival or fete, with games, prizes and stalls, in your

nursery, school, workplace or local community and charge admission and/or a small fee to play games.

Gala Dinner/ Lunch Party: Prepare and host a delicious meal and charge a fee.

Cake Sale / Auction: Invite people to show off their baking skills! Hold a Bake Off and auction the cakes, or sell slices of each cake for a fee and participants choose a winner.

Plant Sale: Organise a plant sale with plants grown by children, or donated by local garden centres.

Book Sale: Ask people to donate their old books, and host a book sale. If there are leftovers, you could recycle them for cash with a recycling company, or give them to a needy library, refuge, or hospital.

Miniature Golf: Build a nine-hole miniature golf course at your school, nursery or workplace featuring ramps, water and sand traps, and other obstacles and charge people to play a round during lunch.

Recipe Book: Gather favourite recipes and put them together in a book to sell. Try to get the printing costs donated by a local printer.

Dress Up Days: Pajamas, book characters, superheros, colours – staff and children pay a donation to dress up for the day.

Recycling: Organise a recycling drive through our Recycle for Good programme. Ask staff and families to bring in unwanted clothing and textiles to be recycled, and organise collection and payment from a recycling company. We provide you with everything you need. For more information please email getinvolved@brighthorizons.com

Walk On: Organise a sponsored walk, toddle, run, hike or trike in your nursery, school, workplace or local community. Participants can be sponsored or pay a small fee to take part. We provide you with everything you need to get started and have a dedicated Walk On Just Giving page. Click here for more information.

Calendar Sale: Create calendars and sell them to families.

Lemonade stand: Make lemonade, post signs, and sell it on a hot day.

We hope you have found these fundraising ideas helpful. If you need any help with fundraising, please email getinvolved@brighthorizons.com

Funds raised support the Foundation’s Bright Space programme, and help us to create and sustain Bright Spaces; enriching indoor and outdoor play environments for vulnerable children experiencing trauma and disadvantage. Bright Spaces provide these children with the opportunity to play, learn, have fun, and build positive relationships in a place of safety.

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