Fundraising (and Friend-Raising) Inspiration for Your Park

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The Friends of Channing Valley Park have found a deLIGHTful way to bring their neighborhood together to celebrate the holidays and their local park!

Each year, the group sells and distributes luminaries before the neighborhood’s annual holiday party, and then lines the park with the electronically lit luminaries on the night of the party. In order to promote both the sale and event, the Friends group distributes fliers in mailboxes, sends emails through the neighborhood email list, and posts messages to social media (Facebook and Nextdoor). This past holiday season, the Friends sold 490 luminaries for a net profit of $462.

Adapt this Idea!

Luminaries aren’t exclusively winter holiday décor – have a spring May Day party or fall Harvest Festival and sell luminaries to light the evening and enhance the magic!

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