Easter is a holiday enjoyed by people of all ages. Why not usher in spring with an Easter fundraiser that will get the whole family, church, or community involved? Some fun options include planting tulip bulbs, spring cleaning with a garage sale, an egg hunt, or egg painting.
Fundraising around Easter is a great way to raise money for your church or Christian organization because you can take advantage of the traditions that already surround Easter. Hop on over here for some of our favorite Easter-themed and Christian fundraising ideas:
This is great fun for everyone involved, kids and adults, even though some might not admit it. All you need to do is set up a row of picnic tables. Prepare a few baskets of hardboiled eggs, and use an outdoor grill or stove to boil more if needed. Just be sure to have a way to cool them down quickly before letting the kids handle them. You will also need:
- clean-up supplies
Set the tone with some spring-themed music as the children decorate their eggs. When they finish decorating, let them put their eggs on display for judging. Hand out Easter-themed prizes for the most decorative eggs.
The way to make money with an egg painting fundraiser is to charge a flat fee per egg, $1 or $2 at most. If you are really strapped for funds, you can even ask decorators to bring their own eggs and simply supply the decorating supplies.
This is a good way to use up any leftover, undecorated eggs. Find a hill and set up an egg race. Each contestant stands at the top of the hill, and rolls their egg down. A prize is awarded for the egg that rolls the farthest in the shortest amount of time. Each contestant pays a minimum donation to enter the race.
Egg in Spoon
Again, each racing contestant pays a flat fee to enter this race that has them running from one end of a field to the other with an egg balanced on a spoon. The goal is to reach the finish line without dropping or injuring the egg. For even more excitement, this event can be made into a relay race for teams.
Egg Scavenger Hunt
This hunt takes a bit of preparation, as you must hide chocolate eggs around your neighborhood for contestants to find. The great thing about this event is that the prize is built in—each contestant gets to keep, and eat, the chocolate booty they find. Everyone pays a small entry fee to participate in the hunt.
You can hide a very special prize—a stuffed Easter bunny, a golden egg, or a decorative egg—as a grand prize. If you are planning an egg hunt for children of all ages, be sure to hide the eggs in places easily accessible to smaller children as well. In fact, it might even be wise to divide your course by age group, making an easier portion for younger children, and a more challenging route for tweens.
Easter Bunny Breakfast
What is Easter without an appearance from the bunny himself? Rent an Easter Bunny costume from a local costume shop and host a tea, breakfast, or lunch for kids. This is a fantastic idea for local schools, Sunday school classes, and hospitals in exchange for donations. How surprised will they be when the Easter Bunny shows up with his bag of sweets to meet the children?
Better yet, incorporate a sweet pancake breakfast into the day as a great way to raise funds at a very low cost. Charge a flat fee for three pancakes and a meet and great with the bunny.
Easter Bunny Photo Session
Why should Santas get all the photo glory? Set up a spot at a local mall, school, or church to have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The spot should be decorated in a spring and bunny theme. Invite children to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny in exchange for donations.
Inspirational Candle Sale
Sure, the bunny, the chocolate, and the egg decorating are fun, but don’t forget about the true meaning of the Easter holiday. Get the word out by selling candles that have inspirational messages printed on their labels. Donors can fill their homes with wonderful scents while filling their hearts with messages of peace and hope.
Inspirational T-shirt Sale
What better way to spread the word than by wearing it? Help people share their faith by selling T-shirts printed with inspirational messages and bible verses. Some are serious, some are clever and funny, but they all serve the same purpose—to remind everyone about the origins of the holiday.
Additional sweet Easter fundraising ideas for your church or school are…
- Bake Sales
- Yard/Garage Sales
- Community Clean-ups
- Car Washes