Fundraising Ideas

Host your own fundraising event.  Here are a few ideas or use your own creativity!

When planning your event, be sure to consider:

  • It’s ethical?
  • Doesn’t offend any group(s)
  • Your financial risk/outcome
  • Be sure to get appropriate permissions to hold your events.
  • All expenses for events are incurred by the fundraiser.

If you have any questions, please be sure to call us at: 857-2AUTISM





Bake Sale

Host a bake sale at work or a in a busy place. Most banks, schools or other public facilities will welcome you.

Book Sale

Invite friends, co-workers, relatives and others to donate used books and sell them at work, church or another public place.

Can Drive

Ask gas stations, restaurants, offices, salons or anyone else you do business with to place a jar on their front counter for coin collections.

Car Wash

This is a fun and easy money maker! You can charge a flat rate or ask for donations. Don’t forget to wear you autism awareness tshirt.

Chinese Auction

Ask each department at school or work to create a basket with a theme and sell tickets to drop in buckets.

Loose Coins

Ask each department or classroom to have a container for their collected change.  Ask people to put their loose coins in each day.  Set a date for the campaign to end, when you collect all the containers, the group with the most money is the winner.

Dance Dance Dance

Host a school dance or public dance even, the donation will be the entrance fee charged for the event.  A themed dance marathon is also popular and tons of fun!  You can even ask others to raise money to bring to the event.


Send an email everyone in your address list and ask them for a donation. Donations can be made directly on our website:


Use your social networking skills to raise money for your team. Download

the widget to your facebook page and post to your status. Your total will raise in no time.

50/50 Drawing

Host a 50/50 drawing at work or in the community, weekly or
monthly. Winner splits the money with ANGEL Autism Network. It’s a win-win for all.

Garage Sale

Take this opportunity to clean out your attic or basement and ask your friends to do the same.  Hold your garage sale on your own or with your neighbors.  Neighborhood or block rummages are often very popular.

House Party

Host a lunch or dinner at your house and include an admission or entry fee.  You can have tons of fun with this! Be sure to set a minimum donation Example: $20.

Hat Day

Ask for a $1 donation for co-workers or students to be allowed to wear hats or a specialty hat.

Ice Cream Social

Host an ice cream social at school or work.  You can charge a flat fee or ask for donations.

Jean Day

Host a jean day at work with a set cost.  Example: $5 per day or $20 for the week.  Be sure to get appropriate permission to hold this event.

Matching Gifts

Be sure to ask your company, boss or teacher to match money you personally raise.  Most companies already have a matching gift program; contact your local HR for details.

Odd Jobs

Call family, friends, neighbors and ask if they need any odd jobs done.  Maybe pet sitting, yard work, lawn mowing, snow shoveling, cleaning, dog walking or house sitting.  Be sure to explain that your money will be donated to our organization and directly to children affected with autism.


Ask your local organizations like the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus or others for a monetary donation.  Most organizations are willing to donate to a charity like ours.

Popcorn Sale

Who can pass up popcorn? Host a popcorn stand at school or work.  Delivery service is always a plus!


Host a potluck lunch or dinner. Ask co-workers or others to donate a favorite dish and sell tickets for the event.

Penny Collection

Ask friends, family or co-workers to collect pennies for a specific timeframe.  On the last day of collection, announce the total and submit your donation.

Puzzle Pieces

A Puzzle Piece campaign is a great way to promote awareness and fundraise at the same time.  Ask your local gas stations, grocery stores, banks, restaurants or others to sell these pieces on your behalf.  Contact us at 857-2AUTISM for your puzzle pieces.  Pieces sell for $1, $5, $10 or any other donation. They can chose to sign their own name or dedicate it to someone else.  The puzzle pieces will be displayed in their establishment.

Video Sale

Video Sale: This works similar to a book sale but only with videos.  Host one at work or school, asking others to donate videos they no longer use and then resell them.


Zumbathon: With the Zumba craze, host a marathon.  Collect pledges in advance for every hour participants dance.  It’s a great and healthy way to raise funds!