Did you know that roughly 30% of all annual giving happens in December? The holidays are a great time to think about the causes that matter most to you, and how you can make an impact through charitable giving.
If you’d like to end your year on a high note by raising money for a good cause with your friends, family or coworkers, then here are a few fun holiday giving ideas to get you started:
Ugly sweater contest
It’s time to get out those wonderful holiday sweaters! Start by setting up a Giving Group on CHIMP. To enter the contest, ask your friends, family or coworkers to make a contribution to your Giving Group. The person with the best holiday sweater wins, and gets to decide which charity to support with the money raised.
Stuck for gift ideas for secret Santa? You can use CHIMP to give the gift of charity by sending a friend charity dollars. They can then choose which charity they would like to donate their money too, and feel great in knowing that they have made a difference to a good cause.
Homemade card sale
If you enjoy arts and crafts, then why not get creative and make some festive holiday cards? Sell the cards, and donate the money raised to the charity of your choice on CHIMP.
Holiday bake sale
Spend an evening baking holiday treats to sell at the office. Your co-workers won’t be able to resist some gingerbread, or mince pies. In exchange for a treat, ask for donations to your holiday Giving Group.
Gingerbread house decorating competition
Go head-to-head with your friends to see who has the best gingerbread house decorating skills. To enter the competition, ask for donations to a Giving Group. The person with the best decorated gingerbread house wins, and gets to decide where the money should go.
What have you been doing to raise money this holiday season? We’d love to hear from you – get in touch at @wearechimp!