Throw a party to raise funding for research
April 27, 2009
Throwing a fundraising party can be both satisfying and fun, especially for those whose busy schedules may keep them from weekly volunteering positions. By throwing a party, you can raise money for a cause you care for.
However, for those looking for fundraising party ideas, how about an event that raises money for stroke research?
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which highlights a condition that is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Stroke Association. What's more? Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Hosting this type of party will force you to get creative with your party decorations and theme. Why not place quick facts about the condition on the walls? Another wall could be dedicated to ways a person can prevent getting a stroke.
As for food, incorporate the theme and put out healthy snacks, such as vegetables and fruits.
Finally, in terms of fundraising, try holding an auction instead of charging at the door. Auctioning off items or various community services may draw more of a crowd, especially in this economy.