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Christmas Fundraising Ideas for Charity


If you’re already thinking of getting ahead for December 25th, then we have a whole range of Christmas fundraising for charity to get you in the spirit.


Host a Christmas Decoration Swap Shop

If you’re one of those who has their Xmas tree up on the 1st, then you’ll want to think about your decoration theme, and colours before then so why not host a Christmas Decoration Swap Shop? Perfect for changing up those unwanted baubles and swapping with someone else, raise money by asking for a donation to attend and let the swapping commence. Make it more festive by supplying festive drinks and snacks to get people in the Yuletide mood and donate all the submissions to your favourite charity.


Take Part in a Santa Fun Run

If you’re wanting to take part in a specific event to fundraise for a good cause, then take part in a Santa fun run. These organised events are a wonderful way to get involved and encourage those around you to take part as well. Whether it’s running, jogging or walking being part of this event will see you donning a beard and Santa hat and certainly turning a few heads on the route.


Have a pre-Christmas clear out for donations

If you’re wondering where you’ll put gifts you may get this year, then it may be time to think about selling on items that could be loved elsewhere. Of course, there may some items perfect for a charity shop, but if you’d like to try and sell them, why not donate the profits to charity?


Reverse Advent Calendar

It may be a strange concept, but rather than open a door to your favourite advent calendar for 25 days, why not give something up for advent, or do a good deed for charity each day instead? It could be as simple as making a small donation, sharing a news story on your social channels or sending charity Christmas cards to a loved one. All of these acts made a huge difference to charity at this time of year as well as those who use their services.


Community Christmas Lights

Put your creativity to the test and get your community involved in a Christmas light spectacular and raise some vital funds for your favourite charity. Whether it’s decorating the front of your house, keeping it simple with an outdoor tree display or going for a full bonanza and getting light up inflatables, the choice is yours! Reach out to the charity of choice and see if you can get a collection bucket and create ‘light walk’ complete with areas maps for people to make an evening of it.


Create Christmas Decorations

Mix up some salt dough or get the sewing kit out and create some cute Christmas decorations to sell on for charity. From glittery stars to festive animals, let your imagination go wild and make the most of the festive season.


Make and Do then Donate

Christmas can be an expensive time and one where the pressures can mount to eat drink and be merry. Why not choose to make presents or do something with friends and family and donate some of the savings you’ve made to a chosen charity. If the last year has proven anything, it’s that time with loved ones that counts, so why not give people the option to spend time with friends and family by donating to charity that helps to make that happen through lifesaving services.


Gift Wrapping Service

For many, gift shopping is the fun part, but wrapping them not so much. Why not offer your services as a seasonal gift wrapped in exchange for donations? Set up a team of you and advertise the service in the community or at your place of work. If you’re wanting to be more eco in your present wrapping this year, then check out our tips on sustainable gift wrap ideas.


Decorate your desk competition

Whether you’re working from home or are back in the office, this fundraiser works anywhere. Get your company involved in a desk decs competition where everyone puts a donation into the pot, decorated their desk in the best way and split the monies between the winner and charity.


Deliver gifts for Donations

We’ve seen many examples where people are willing to put their neighbours first, so why not be that person and offer to deliver presents for those who aren’t able to get out and about. Whether it’s a local door to door drop or taking Christmas cards and gifts to be posted, these gestures are a great way to support your community as well as a charity.


There are so many ways to give make a difference this Christmas, it doesn’t always have to be monetary, but charities are often hit hardest at this time of year charities and their work never stops.