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DIY Fundraising | The Salvation Army

DO YOUR OWN THING - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Fundraising for The Salvation Army is limited only by your imagination. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ, cake stalls, garage sales, or dying your hair – the opportunities are endless. Most of all, we’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your event is a success.

Your idea can be as big or simple as you want to make it. If you don’t have time to plan an event, consider giving up something you love instead! Raising money for the Salvos is a great way to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with homelessness, family violence or financial stress.

As one of Australia’s most visible charities providing care to more than 1 million struggling Australians each year, the Salvos rely on the generous support of the community to keep our programs running.

It’s easy to get started. Simply register online to create your fundraising page and share the details of your event with family and friends. A dedicated fundraising coordinator will be in touch to help you through the fundraising process so you can focus your time on planning!

Need help coming up with an idea? Check out our list of popular fundraising activities below.
Red Day | The Salvation Army
HAVE A RED DAY

Dress up in red clothes for a day at work or school for a gold coin donation. Don’t forget to get permission from your school or employer first.

Cake Stall | The Salvation Army
MORNING/AFTERNOON TEA

Love to bake? Bring your workplace or school together at a morning or afternoon tea and share your baked treats in exchange for a donation.

BBQ | The Salvation Army
HOST A BBQ

There’s nothing better than an BBQ with your nearest and dearest. At your local park or at home, charge people $5 for a feed.

Sports Match | The Salvation Army
SPORTS DAY

It’s time to settle the score! Organise a knock-out competition in your favourite sport and get people to donate to play.

Car Wash | The Salvation Army
CAR WASH

Nobody likes to wash their own car! Get a few enthusiastic volunteers together and offer to wash people’s cars for a donation.

Yoda | The Salvation Army
YOGA NIGHT

Fundraise while encouraging people to strengthen their mind and bodies. Charge $10 for a yoga class outdoors, at home or at work.

Movie Night | The Salvation Army
MOVIE NIGHT

Netflix for goodwill. Host a movie night and get everyone attending to pay a cover charge. Want an extra challenge? Get people to dress up too!

Games Night | The Salvation Army
GAMES/TRIVIA NIGHT

It’s time to see who’s the brightest of the bunch. Organise a trivia or board games night and ask local businesses to donate a prize.

Garage Sale | The Salvation Army
GIVE UP SOMETHING YOU LOVE

Whether it’s coffee for a month or having a night in with mates instead of going out, donate the amount you would normally spend and ask people to join you.

Sleepout | The Salvation Army
SLEEPOUT

Whether you camp outside or crash in the living room, you’re giving up your bed for a good cause. Ask friends to join you and get them to donate $20.

Music | The Salvation Army
CONCERT

Put together a charity concert. Whether it’s at work, school, community or social group, keep it simple and ask people to donate to cover the entry fee.

Give Something Up | The Salvation Army
GARAGE SALE

Spring clean and do good at the same time. Sell your pre-loved items at a garage or car boot sale and donate the proceeds.