It’s nearly Memorial Day, the one day of the year we stop to
remember all of the courageous men and women who fought and died for the
freedoms that make up the backbone of this great country. So at very least,
take some time out this Memorial Day to honor our fallen soldiers, or go the
extra mile by raising funds in the name of those soldiers and their community.
Give back in the name of those who gave it all.
We put together a quick list of fundraising ideas that will
honor those we lost, as well as benefit your community and the families of
Fun in the Sun
- Honor our fallen soldiers’ memory by
exercising the rights they fought to protect. Throw a huge public gathering,
invite the whole community and live free. Set up games, barbecues, craft
vendors and live local music to complete this event. Most people are off work
and school on Memorial Day, so it’s a great option that the whole community can
Night of Remembrance
- If you’re looking for a more serious,
heartfelt Memorial Day fundraiser, try throwing a dinner or gala to honor our
heroes. Invite widows, widowers, families and community members to come out and
enjoy a night of food, community and remembrance. Ask for donations or charge a
small entry fee to make this a highly charitable and emotional event that can
become a new tradition for your town.
in their Memory
- March, walk, run, whatever you can do as
long as you’re continuing on in our lost soldiers stead. This one works just
like any marathon, have participants collect donors to pay a certain donation
per mile. It’s a great way to bring the community together and help them stay
active and healthy.
them to Boot Camp
- Alright, so you can’t literally take your
community to boot camp, but you can set up some fun and challenging obstacle
courses to test their mettle. Make it into a full competition in your community
complete with different categories for age ranges. Participants pay to play and
all funds go back into your community or to a military fund.
Patriotic Fireworks Show
- What’s more patriotic than a good, old
fashioned fireworks show? Bring out the whole community to honor our fallen
soldiers and the families that they left behind with an exciting show. Charge a
small admission fee to cover costs and meet your fundraising goals.
to the Survivors
- This is a small gesture that will go a long
way for the families that lost loved ones to war. This can be as simple as
writing letters that show how much you care to gift baskets with personal
effects, flowers and patriotic items. Charge for these items to be sent
anonymously or directly to people that they care about to make a huge community
a Memorial with Commemorative Bricks
- Use a commemorative brick campaign to
create a meaningful memorial wall, walkway or garden for families, veterans and
community members. Each brick donated to this cause is etched with the name of
a soldier using our state of the art laser engraving process. This goes a long
way in beautifying your community and creates a centralized location where
people can come and mourn and honor the soldiers that didn’t make it back.
more information on how you can start your own commemorative brick Memorial Day
fundraiser, contact Fundraising Brick by phone at 855-274-2547 or click here. We make it our
job to help you with the entire fundraising process from planning to marketing
to building your brick memorial.
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