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13 Spooky Halloween Fundraising Ideas

13 Spooky Halloween Fundraising Ideas

Boo! Did we scare you? Halloween is just around the corner, which means that the next couple of weeks will be filled with ghosts, creatures and menacing monsters. With candy and costumes, Halloween is definitely an enjoyable holiday, but the celebration doesn’t have to end there.

Halloween can be even more meaningful this year by promoting an altruistic lifestyle and giving back to your community. Check out these 13 spooky Halloween fundraising ideas.

1. Terrible T-Shirts. Everyone loves a great T-shirt. Design some T-shirts for your friends and family this Halloween, then upcharge a small percentage to donate to a cause you care about.

2. Carving Contest. Two words: pumpkin carving. It’s one of the best things about the Halloween season! Host a carving contest and ask participants or attendees to donate to the nonprofit of your choice. Then, let the voting begin and the winner can take a small percentage of the earnings.

3. Haunted House. Whether it’s yours, a friend’s, or a neighborhood house, haunted houses are a great way to have fun, charge admission and raise money for your community.

4. Petrifying Party. Maybe haunted houses aren’t quite your thing, but a house party could be. Throw a spooky get together and ask attendees to make a freewill donation at the door.

5. Creepy Cook-Off. Fall food is some of the very best: from pie, to chili, to hot cocoa. Similar to the carving contest, the cook-off could include entry and admission prices, with the winner taking a portion of the earnings, and your favorite nonprofit accepting the rest.

6. Dine and Donation. Maybe your creepy cook-off ends in everyone enjoying a meal the entrants cooked up. Offer a wonderful dining experience to friends and family, with the cost simply being a freewill donation.

7. Golfing Ghouls. You heard us. Put on a Halloween golf tournament for the community and see how much money you can raise for others in need.

8. Candle Collecting. Candles are a great gift this time of year, from the spicy fall scents to the warm glow they make as night draws in. Check out different options available to sell candles and donate the money to a nonprofit you love.

9. Frightening Football. A football tournament is an awesome way to get everyone in the community involved with a little bit of friendly competition. Prizes could be given to the winning team and to the team that donates the most money.

10. Terrifying Trivia. Trivia is very popular these days, so host some terrifying tidbits of your own. You could even make the questions Halloween-themed. All entrants can share a donation with the cause and split the winnings with a community nonprofit.

11. Boo Bonfire. Maybe your bonfire has games, food and other options available. Light up the night and raise some money with a fun community bonfire.

12. Costume Competition. Ah yes, the age old tactic. Costume competitions are always a joy for everyone involved, and are a great way to raise funds for those in need.

13. Trick and Treat. Finally, the big day: Halloween. If you or your little ones go trick or treating, do it with a purpose. Ask for any donations possible to give to a local nonprofit, and see how much money you can raise, while still having a great time.

Halloween is definitely a fun holiday, but it can also be so much more. Try out some of these fundraising tactics this year and see how you can celebrate Halloween altruistically.

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Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

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The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


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A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

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06/09/2020

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