5 Fabulous Fundraising Ideas

ImageGet inspired by these creative fundraising ideas from libraries in the Winnefox Library System, and then try them out at your library!

The Quilt That Built a Library (Princeton PL)

  • "The Princeton, Wisconsin Public Library needs a new building addition. Project Linus needs blankets for children. What could be a better answer to both needs than your love of quilts? By quilting a block you can give the gift of love to a child in need. To contribute your quilted block requires a $5.00, tax-deductible donation (per block.) Your donation goes to the Princeton Public Library building fund, and your quilted blocks go to Project Linus to be made into quilts for children in need."
  • Quilt That Built a Library Star Pattern - "This 9-piece star was designed by Julie Buchholtz to be the signature block pattern for the Quilt That Built a Library.  You're invited to download, use, and share freely. Pattern & directions"
  • see photos & get updates on the library's Facebook page
  • get details here

Garden Spring Fling silent auction (Mill Pond PL, Kingston)

  • "We are looking for donations of anything that would or could be found in a garden or outdoor area. Hanging plant holders, plants themselves, painted screens and/or windows, stepping stones, garden tools, the sky is the limit! Some old windows and screens have been donated to the library and are just waiting for talented people to pick them up, and paint or bedazzle them."
  • see photos on the library's Facebook page and here
  • get details here

Razzle Dazzled Rocks silent auction (Mill Pond PL, Kingston)

  • "Stop in an choose that special rock. Or use your own stone ... and turn it into something you'd love to give away!" "The rocks would make great Father’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, or just a wonderful addition to your own garden or walkway."
  • see photos on the library's Facebook page and watch the video
  • get details here

GoodShop browser toolbar (Caestecker PL, Green Lake)

  • "... once added to Internet Explorer or Firefox on your home computer, each time you shop at more than 2,500 stores (from Amazon through to Zazzle) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Friends of the Caestecker Public Library - at no cost to you."
  • get details here

A Tisket A Tasket, A Fun Filled Basket silent auction (Mill Pond PL, Kingston)

Have a fabulous library fundraising event or idea to share?  Tell folks about it by leaving a note in the comments, or email me at schwarz@winnefox.org so I can include it in a Sparks post!