Fundraising in the Summer

11 Jun

June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. Summer is famous for kid activities, sunshine, swimming, and BBQs. We’re looking forward to a break from the school year and a little bit of camping. We’re also preparing to help with important fundraising opportunities and activities that happen during summer.

Hot Summer Fundraising Highlights

Summer Fundraising for Sports

Sports are usually divided into sports seasons. What games can we look forward to during summer? You’ll see activity on the baseball field since games started in spring and continue throughout the summer. You can also catch volleyball games at the beach. But by far the most sports activity takes place in the water during summer. Swimming, diving, and sailing benefit from the hot weather.

Summer sports teams can take advantage of their popularity and begin a summer fundraiser to support uniforms, training, travel experience, equipment, and more. Sports are expensive, but important to kids, participants, and fans alike. Youth sports in particular need extra involvement and support, and fundraising can help.

Summer Fundraising for Camps

Many of our favorite childhood memories are from camps we attended during our precious summer months. There are summer camps for a wide variety of interests including adventure, academics, church and sports. They teach kids to be active and creative. They reap important physical and emotional benefits, and sometimes create lifelong friendships.

Summer camps do such fundamental good for children, but they can be very expensive. Some summer camps try to offset expenses with community support. Fundraising for summer camps can provide scholarships for families that don’t have extra money, so more deserving kids can go.

Summer Fundraising for Charities

Summer is also an excellent opportunity for charity organizations to host important activities to raise awareness and money for really valuable causes. So what events should you keep your eye out for?

Many organizations host walkathons and other types of marathons to get the community involved. Some of the most famous are breast cancer walks and runs where breast cancer organizations offer inspiring local events throughout the country. Skin cancer organizations also take the opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of the summer sun.

Many charity organizations—from healthcare to music centers and cultural organizations—also throw summer galas, inviting people to dress to the nines, mingle with friends, and celebrate important accomplishments.

Take Advantage of the Summer with Effective Fundraising

Summer is a popular time for fundraising because everyone can take advantage of the weather and the outdoors. If you need to plan a fundraiser during the summer, we can help you with plans and effective organization at Popcorn Palace. Please contact us if you have any questions about summer fundraisers. And remember, if you don’t have a fundraiser to organize, we encourage you to support your favorite organizations.

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