Some organizations fighting juvenile arthritis have successfully raised money by holding raffles and giving away valuable prizes to the winners. To do this, you will have to appoint someone to contact businesses in your area to see if they will donate anything valuable to be used in a raffle. Another option would be to ask the other people involved in your event to see if they have anything they are willing to donate. If you have to buy anything you will raffle off, you won't make much money for your charity. Is there anyone willing to donate a stereo system, a television, a car, a computer? Have whoever contacts local businesses describe the side effects of juvenile arthritis.
Consider how much you want to raise. Price the tickets accordingly. If you are raffling off a computer or a television, you might expect to charge less. If on the other hand, the winner will receive a car, you might expect to sell each ticket for more. Get others involved in selling the tickets too. If you can sell a large number, you won't need to charge as much for each ticket. If you have a website that explains fundraising for juvenile arthritis, you should mention the website on the raffle ticket. Be sure to send out press releases about the raffle to local television stations, radio stations, and newspapers. Have those involved try to sell tickets to friends, family members, and co-workers.
If your raffle is local, you probably won't be able to offer those kinds of prizes, but the Arthritis Association reported on its website that it would be raffling off tickets to the Super Bowl. The winning ticket was sold by a girl who has attended a juvenile arthritis camp in the past. She won a 46-inch television, a Playstation, a Playstation 3, and a movie for her efforts. No doubt a lot of money was raised for the charity.
For more information about raffles, or about the kind of items that could be raffled off, read more on raffles and silent auctions in the Bright Hub article, Marching Band Fundraisers.
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