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Looking for fundraising and service ideas? Got great ideas to share? On this page, you’ll find examples to entice your imagination. You can also download the fundraising ideas book vol. 1, the fundraising ideas book vol. 2 and the fundraising ideas book for SLPs to share with your club.

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Scavenger Hunt

Are you a regular Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew? Put your skills to work with this fundraising idea. A scavenger hunt is great for Kiwanis-family members of all ages. Below are tips to help you implement this activity in your community.

Best for: All Kiwanis-family clubs

Timeline: 12 weeks for preparation; 6-8 hours on day of event

How it works: Plan a scavenger hunt where teams race to solve a series of clues or collect a list of items to win the grand prize.

To-do list:
• Choose a date and general area for the hunt
• Set an entry fee
• Get a sponsor to donate prizes
• Pick a start and end point
• Plan the path and create written and photo clues or a list of items to collect
• Arrange for sponsors to host giveaways at certain points
• Outline the ground rules of the hunt
• Establish “hunt” duration of 1-2 hours
• Set up an area where teams can congregate at the end point
• Generate a list of hunt rules and a map
• Award the winning team

Supplies:
• Promotional posters
• Printouts of rules, clues and map
• Bottled water
• Cell phone for each team
• Bullhorn or sound system
• Donated prizes

Tips:
• Consider a photo/video hunt so there’s no actual collecting of items.
• Remember: The teams must stay together the entire time—no splitting up.
• The first team to find the most items on the list or solve all the clues wins.

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