Our friends in the United Kingdom generally hold something called “Red Nose Day” usually at this time of year. It’s one of those unique fun fundraising ideas that crop up from time to time. It started a number of years ago as part of the British version of “Comic Relief”, and has continued successfully each year. They sell Clown Nose’s and also ask the public to wear some outlandish red piece of clothing.
For a small organization such as a club or church group there is a variation that we can use to help raise funds for our organization. It’s a very simple fun fundraising idea. The club buys a number of these funny red clown noses from a vendor like Dozen Red Foam Clown Noses
. On a given day, each member of the club wears a red clown nose. As they walk around and do their business during the day, many of their acquaintances will comment on the fact that they wearing their red clown nose. When that happens, It sparks a conversation, where they can inform their friends that they are collecting money for their favorite charity, then ask for a contribution. They continue doing this during the day, and only take off the nose, If and when they have collected the sum of $100.
This unique fun fundraising idea has worked for a number of the organizations and can work for yours.
This Video is from a recent “Red Nose Day” broadcast, and should be a hit with Dr. Who Fans.