100 Ways to Raise $100 for Missions

If your Sabbath School is looking for a mission experience that’s personally rewarding, spiritually rejuvenating, and socially fun, you have a lot of options! You can rally behind the weekly mission offering to support missionaries worldwide; adopt a Global Mission project to start new congregations around the globe; take up the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering challenge to provide divisions with urgently needed resources; or choose an activity as your Sabbath School Investment project.

Whether your mission goals are for a group fundraiser or an individual Investment project, here are 100 creative ideas to help you reach them. Ideas are organized by theme. Focus on activities you may already be doing and skills you may already have, so you can make a difference in someone’s life without having to put a lot of thought into how to get started.

Food

  1. bake sale
  2. frozen pizzas 
  3. bread 
  4. granola 
  5. jam 

Outdoor Work

  1. clean garages
  2. mow lawns 
  3. water flowers 
  4. weed 
  5. shovel snow 
  6. trim shrubs 
  7. plow

Services

  1. transportation service 
  2. housesitting 
  3. babysitting 
  4. carpooling 
  5. bike repair 
  6. moving furniture 
  7. photo/video services 
  8. auction services 
  9. computer repair 
  10. pick up dry cleaning 
  11. pick up mail 
  12. pick up prescriptions 
  13. deliver groceries 
  14. organizing 
  15. DVD/CD duplication 
  16. landscaping 
  17. therapeutic massage 
  18. catering 
  19. cake making   

Cars

  1. repair 
  2. wash 
  3. paint 
  4. oil changes 
  5. tire changes

Exercise

  1. walkathon 
  2. bikeathon 
  3. skateathon 
  4. swimming lessons 
  5. gymnastics lessons 
  6. karate lessons

Grooming

  1. haircuts 
  2. manicures 
  3. pedicures

Sales

  1. book sale 
  2. sell flower bulbs 
  3. eBay sales 
  4. garage sale 
  5. sell bouquets 
  6. sell fruit/vegetables 
  7. crafts 
  8. auction 
  9. paintings 
  10. flea market 
  11. birdhouses

Clothing

  1. shine shoes 
  2. ironing 
  3. do laundry 
  4. mend 
  5. sew/alter

Miscellaneous

  1. coupon savings 
  2. loose change 
  3. sell wholesale snacks 
  4. single dollar bills each week 
  5. school fund-raising 
  6. rental property

Pets

  1. dog walking 
  2. dog grooming 
  3. pet sitting 
  4. dog training

Handyman Jobs

  1. paint 
  2. rake leaves 
  3. wash windows 
  4. build walkways 
  5. resurface driveways 
  6. gutter/drainpipe cleaning 
  7. trash removal

Teaching

  1. tutoring 
  2. language lessons 
  3. music lessons 
  4. art lessons 
  5. aerobic classes 
  6. cooking classes 
  7. story writing

Clerical

  1. typing 
  2. editing/proofreading

Computer

  1. PowerPoint preparation 
  2. Web maintenance/design 
  3. program training

Home Improvement

  1. do plumbing 
  2. lay carpet

Events

  1. wedding planner 
  2. tea parties

Housekeeping

  1. wash dishes and/or windows 
  2. vacuum 
  3. dusting

Holidays

  1. baking 
  2. Christmas trees and wreaths 
  3. Christmas tree/wreath decorating

Laurie Falvo
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