Obtaining a Service Dog isn’t without its costs, and coming up with ideas to fundraise can be difficult. While effective fundraising takes time, energy, and passion, with a little creative thinking and planning, anyone can fundraise for a Service Dog. Of course there’s Kickstarter and GoFundMe but sometimes its hard to only ask for donations. To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a list of 100 Service Dog fundraising ideas.
When you’re first beginning to fundraise for a Service Dog, seek out organizations or groups who may be willing or able to assist you plan, host or advertise for events. Churches, Boys/Girls Scout troops, local lodges or other service-based groups are excellent places to begin looking.
For any events, activities, special occasions or tournaments, be sure to either charge admission/participation fee or to ask for an entry donation at the door.
Be sure to have fun along the way and don’t get discouraged! Progress is progress, no matter how slow, and every donation adds up over time. A dollar may be only a dollar, but if 100 people give a dollar, then a difference is being made. Every drop in the bucket counts.
Fundraise for a Service Dog: Food
Restaurant Event (Restaurant donates portion of proceeds on specific date)
Ice Cream Social
International Food Festival
Fundraise for a Service Dog: Activities
Battle of the Bands
Parent’s Night Out
Speak at Churches/Schools
Movie Night (Sell cookies and milk)
Fundraise for a Service Dog: Collections
Cans at Grocery Store
Cans at Gas Station
Cans at Movie Theater
Cans at LocalRestaurants
Weekly Collection at Church
Fundraise For a Service Dog: Tournaments
Board Game Tournament
Human Chess Tournament
Fundraise For a Service Dog: Events
Easter Egg Hunt
Bonfire Night Party (Sell s’mores, hot chocolate, cider)
Valentine’s Day Party
St. Patty’s Day Party
Fundraise For a Service Dog: Online
Fundraise For a Service Dog: Sales