Host Your Own Event to Benefit Britepaths

Some Fundraising Event Ideas to Benefit Britepaths

To get you started, here are a few ideas for some successful event ideas. 

Project Generosity (activities for groups)  

Become a Britepaths Champion: Start your own virtual campaign! We can now create a personalized fundraising page for you that is easy to customize and fun to use! Share the link widely with your personal network. The setup takes 2 minutes, and ALL funds raised will go directly to support Britepaths Programming. Click Here to become a champion today!
Questions? Contact Shannon Bryant at sbryant@britepaths.org 

Used Book Sale: If you have some bookworms in your community, try hosting a used book sale as your next quick and easy fundraiser! All you’ll need is a “bookstore” for the day. This can be a common space like a gymnasium, community center, church, or school. Advertise well in advance for individuals to bring their gently used books to the sale and donate proceeds to Britepaths.

Donate- A- Drink: We all love our morning latte from a local coffee shop or that extra soda from the vending machine. But imagine how much money you could donate by giving these things up! For a day have your co-workers donate the amount they would spend on their favorite beverage to Britepaths. 

Trivia Night: Trivia is a great way to bring your community together at a local bar or restaurant and unite them to help you raise more money for one of Britepaths’ causes. You can charge participants to sign up to participate or charge a fee for participation.

Helping Hands (activities for children)

Beverage stand: In the summer you can have a lemonade stand while in the winter you can sell hot chocolate. 

Neighborhood Yard Sale: Get neighborhood families to gather their old books, used clothes and household items to sell. Donate the proceeds to Britepaths to help other kids. 

Birthday Donations: For their birthdays, kids can ask parents, friends, and grandparents to donate to Britepaths instead of buying a gift. Kids can do the same for other people's birthdays. Make up a card for the birthday person explaining that a donation was made in honor of his/her birthday. 

Giant Steps (activities for friends) 

An “a-Thon”: Any event can be turned into an a-Thon by making it an endurance event. You can do a walk-a-thon, a read-a-thon, a dance-a-thon– use your imagination! 

Fore a Good Cause: Everyone loves a golf tournament, especially when they know it is for charity. Friends have held golf tournaments and raised thousands of dollars while having fun. 

Wine & Cheese Evening: Host a wine tasting (perhaps with the help of local suppliers to provide the wine and cheese.) Sell tickets in advance (checks made payable to Britepaths) and donate proceeds to Britepaths. Each table could have a theme such as a particular country or winegrowing or cheese producing area. This event can be turned into a paint and sip for friends to enjoy wine, paint, and relax. 
 

For more ideas, contact Outreach Manager, Sidney Arrington at sarrington@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829