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Crazy Hat Day
and all the pages regarding fund-raising initiatives are composed in
entirely by young volunteers who have actually done the given project
The authors simply want to share their experience, and it is general
only; Trailblazers takes no responsibility for private initiatives, nor
any percentage from those who find these ideas helpful.
Fundraiser Name: Crazy Hat Day
- This is a simple fundraiser that is easy to do & works with all age groups.
Select a day that students, teachers, and staff can wear their craziest hat to
school, or have a specific day to have a crazy hat party.
Expected Income: Perhaps $250; it depends on what the
registration fee is. $5 for at least 50 kids at school could earn you
$250. Knowing it's a fundraiser, don't be afraid to ask for $5 or so,
and don't shoot too low like $1, or else you won't raise many funds off
of this event.
People Needed: 1 to organize, 50 or so to participate would be best.
- Crazy hats!
- Registration papers, with the list of those who have signed up and a recording of their payment
The time questions:
- When and How
Long: It lasts a day. Preparation time would be minimal, including:
- Permissions at the school or place where you will be holding the Crazy Hats Day
- Preparing any documentation
- Getting your own Crazy Hat!
- You will need some time to promote it, and depending on how you
publicize it, that will determine how much foresight you need to
promote, and how much time before that you will need to prepare the
materials, such as posters for the bulletin boards, or fliers, which
will be used in the publicity.
Frequency: Twice a semester, would be good
- This is best done in a school
- Each person pays a fee & gets his or her hand stamped, so
that you know who paid.
- If you do
this at a school or other such institution, you will need the
permission of the authorities there before doing this.
- Make it fun, have a contest!
- Winners are selected
according to originality, creativity and the hat that was favored by the
- You can have a panel of
judges, or let everyone vote. Either way
it’s a lot of fun.
- Decide whether you want
people to make a hat from scratch, buy a plain hat and add things to it
to make it crazy or buy a totally crazy hat ready to go, or all of the
above. It’s your choice as to how you want to do it.
- You need rules or guidelines for the contest.
- This may or may not be a big money maker, but it’s a lot of fun!!
- Suggested Prizes:
- 1) A T-shirt that says
something like “I won the Craziest hat Contest at such and such a place
2007” or “My hat is crazier then yours” You know something fun.
- 3) Maybe a gift card to a
hat store or somewhere fun.
- 4) A certificate stating
that this person won the crazy hat contest of 2007, people love certificates
stating that they accomplished something; no matter how goofy it is, they like
getting a certificate to prove it.
- 5) A hat filled with little
trinkets, candy, a book, or maybe some pennies.
Remember if you choose to have 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place winners, the prizes should have different values.
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