Labor day is just around the corner and it's a great
opportunity to share TeamQuest with friends and family! Throw a cookout fundraiser and encourage attendees to join our cause; put out a bucket for donations, and let your guests donate what they can.
Below are some great tips for throwing a fundraiser cookout your guests won't forget!
Before we go too far, you'll need to decide where to host your event. If your backyard is out of the question, or if you're looking for something a bit bigger, local parks and community centers are the way to go. Many come equipped with tables and chairs and sometimes grills! If they don't, you can usually bring your own - but be sure to ask first!
Next up, the food. Summer favorites are the way to go for this end of summer bash (I can smell it already!)
- Corn on the cob
- Char-grilled burgers, sausages on a bun and hot dogs
- Mom's chili
- Homemade mac & cheese
- Plenty of watermelon and other seasonal fruits and veggies
- Chip wagon fries
- Fresh peach cobbler
- Strawberry shortcake
Don't forget the activities! Food is great, but your options for activities will stand out the most.
- Sack races
- Agility for dogs
- Face painting
- Carnival games and rides
- A clown
- A petting zoo
- Turtle races
- Softball game
- Water balloon fight
Give a little toast to remind everyone why you're participating and that the funds raised go to creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and the access to tools and resources they need.