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  • Brooms and Mops –
  • Calendars –
    • Community Calendar small fee to have family birthdays and anniversary, sell ads and calendar
    • All Male Beauty Pageant (Tifton, GA) photos or suggestive dress with creative props
    • “Pick Your Passion” (Children, Pets, Cars, etc.) – Photos submitted by network, online “vote” with donations $1 each, pay extra for text ($5) or photo ($10) on special days, calendar sales
  • Candles
  • Cars – Accept donations at Blue Book value, have car mechanics repair, then resell (Fairfax, VA)
  • Chocolate
  • Christmas Trees – also offer delivery (extra) and other supplies like tree stands
  • Coloring Books – or
  • Community Yearbook – get ads from local businesses, include text about Lions Club projects and community events, publish and distribute in hotels, waiting rooms, etc.
  • Coupon Books (local businesses)
  • Discount Cards (local businesses)
  • Flowers – for Easter, Mother’s Day
  • Light Bulbs
  • Lions Mints – put in local stores, sell in-person
  • Memorial lights on Christmas Tree
  • Nuts –
  • Peanuts
  • Poinsettias – for Christmas
  • Retail Discounts – partner with retail store to sell coupons for $5 that provide $10 off
  • Sporting Event Tickets – see if major/minor league team will donate tickets or sell at less than face value for club to sell, auction, etc.
  • Trash Bags


  • Car Wash
    • Alternative: Topless Car Wash – women hold signs, around the corner the men are washing cars
  • Community Christmas Card – paint two 4’x8’ sheets of plywood white with a message, place at a local traffic stop.  Travelers (or anyone) can pay $5 to sign the card
  • Deliver Christmas Trees – purchased from Lions Club or other
    • Alternative:  Festival of Trees – Deliver decorated trees to buyers after Festival for a fee
  • Farmer’s Market – sell vendor spaces, twice a week June-October
  • Personalize Easter Eggs – Wal-Mart allowed table set up, charge a fee or ask for donations
  • Professional and College Sports Teams/Events – inquire about fundraising opportunities.  Examples:
    • Pass out promotional material for team/event sponsors at gates
    • Help with parking
    • Sell concessions or souvenirs
  • Santa Calls – Fill out postcards with child’s name, age, favorite sport/interests, date for call (two weeks before Christmas), charge $5
  • Partner with Real Estate agents to assist families that live out of town from family members who have passed away.  After the family retrieves personal and/or sentimental items from relatives’ home, conduct a yard sale of remaining home contents and then take left over items to Goodwill.