Don’t have a whole lot of time outside of work to raise money for The Longest Day? Not a problem, here are some great ideas that you can do while you are at work (be sure to get approval at your workplace before you proceed)
Ask team members to bake or donate cakes and host a cake walk at the office. For each entry, charge a donation.
Host a car wash in your office complex or nearby shopping center. Make signs and advertise around your office.
Sell cookies, donuts, bagels, popcorn, muffins, candy, etc. in exchange for a donation. For additional fun, ask employees to vote on the best item and award that employee a prize.
Drawing for Prizes
For a donation, co-workers are entered into a drawing to win prizes like casual days, prime parking spots, free lunch, gift certificates, etc.
Once your team goal is set, challenge staff to reach it. If they can collectively reach the goal, ask a manager or CEO to perform a dare such as kissing a pig or dyeing their hair purple.
Lunch with the Boss
Employees who raise $100 or more are entered into a drawing for lunch with a top-level executive.
Miniature Golf Putting Contest
Set up putting greens around the office, charge a fee and offer prizes!
Penny Wars or Coin Wars
Set up jars representing different teams or departments. Employees can drop their spare dimes, nickels and pennies into the jar. Any quarters or paper currency dropped in the jar is subtracted from the total. Employees may “sabotage” another department’s jar by dropping quarters or dollars into it. At the end of the campaign, both positive and negative coins are counted and the group with the most money wins a prize like a department pizza party.
Ask friends, family and co-workers to make a donation to your team in honor of your birthday (or the birthday of someone you are honoring). You could even host your own birthday party asking attendees to support your fundraising in lieu of a gift to you.
Find out which of your co-workers is a whiz in the kitchen. Organize a contest to see who makes the best baked goods, chili, sides or anything you like.
Personal Vending Machine at Work
Have you ever wondered how much money the vending machine at work clears in a single week? Find out! Purchase some of the office favorites in bulk (or better yet, have them donated) and sell them from your desk for $1 or $2.
Team up with a restaurant near your workplace for a fundraising happy hour. Many establishments will donate a portion of the proceeds from food and drink to the cause.
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ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.