1. Fundraising Letters
We have found through the years that the most effective and efficient way to raise money for a missions trip is simply to ask. As believers, we are ALL called to be a part of missions. For some that means going, and for other, sending. Host a letter writing party for your group, and make it a goal for each student to send 25 letters. Download more information which includes a sample support letter on the right.
2. Hold a Run or Race Event
You can make this event as huge as you want it to be. Runners are always looking for a place to run! One organization raises thousands of dollars each year by holding this event in their city. Click on the link to the right for a step by step guide showing you how to organize this event.
3. Hold a "Taste of Your Church" Event
A night of food and fun where “celebrity chefs” prepare and share their favorite dish for the attendees. The food includes appetizers, hot items, desserts, -- just about anything that is good and easy to serve to people who walk by. This event also provides a great platform to have a silent auction with items contributed by local businesses and individuals. Click on the links to the right for information on the TasteIn event and Silent Auctions.
4. Host a Brunch or Dinner and Silent Auction
We recently got an email from a Youth Pastor telling us about an upcoming fundraiser for the TeenServe mission trip. The attendees can bid on items donated by the local community or church members while enjoying a scrumptious brunch served by the youth group. Click on the link to the right to learn how to hold a Silent Auction.
5. Sell Candy Bars
Order candy from a fundraising company such as Seroogy's, or buy bulk candy at a warehouse store and sell each bar for a profit. Candy is easy to sell because it is inexpensive! Teenagers can go door to door or bring their box of candy to sell to friends before and after school. Go to Seroogy's website to find out how to profit from candy.
6. Sell T-Shirts
Order custom designed t-shirts for your group. Most custom t-shirts can be purchased for $7-$9 each and sold for $15-$20. Sell 100 shirts, make $1000! Make it a goal for each student to sell 5-10 shirts each. As a bonus, the shirts will be a witnessing tool, as well as a reminder for those who purchase them to remember your group in prayer this summer as you travel. Just email us and we will get you in contact with TeenServe's shirt designer.