Question by Mia: How can I raise money for missions trip?
I don’t believe in asking for money from church/friends, what do I do? I need $ 3000 for a trip to an orphanage in the Ukraine. The trip is coming up in July. How can I raise money without asking for handouts?
Answer by Momof2
Well, don’t ask them for money but organize a car wash or sell candy bars, sub sandwiches, plants, etc.
My church youth group used to sell flats of plants in the spring. You’ll have to contact a nursery and tell them that you’re doing a fundraiser and see if they can give you a deal on the flats. Then take orders and have a pick-up day where the people who placed the orders pick up their plants.
Organize a rummage sale at your church. Ask people to donate things (clothes, furniture, books, toys, CDs, DVDs, knick-knacks, etc.) that they don’t need anymore. You’ll have to sort and price all the donations you get. Post flyers to advertise the sale in and around the neighborhood of the church. The profits of the sale go to the missions trip.
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