Five Easter fundraising ideas

11 March 2019

Share the joy this Easter! From egg hunts to Easter garden, chocolate to arts and crafts, let’s celebrate Jesus’ risen life. Try these 5 fun activities and help bring a new life, a life free of poverty, to more families around the world.

1. Easter egg hunts

Always popular with the family! You could hide lots of mini eggs and let the children loose (just charge an entry rate).

Or, you could write clues, sell a copy of the clues to participants, and reward them with an Easter egg at the end. The clues tend to work best for older children.

Collect donations and Give online to make a difference to families around the world. 

Remember to share photos of your Easter egg hunts with us on Twitter.

2. Easter pancake party

Fantastic for parishes, schools or children's groups, or with the family.

CAFOD director flipping a pancake

CAFOD's director, Christine, got involved at the CAFOD pancake party!

Whip up some pancakes that you can sell at your school, parish or office. 

Make a party of it with music, loads of toppings, and you could even hold a pancake flipping competition! 

Donate the money you raise to CAFOD's Lent Appeal

3. Easter cake sale 

Do you love baking? Have a cake sale!

This could be after Church, at school, or invite friends round for a charity afternoon tea.

Get into the Easter spirit with some hot cross buns, chocolate cake and rice crispy nests.

You don’t have to be Mary Berry, just have fun and eat cake!

Download a cake sale fundraising guide

4. Plant sale

Herbs grown by volunteers at Norwich Cathedral

Herbs grown by volunteers at Norwich Cathedral

Spring bulbs cheer everyone up after the winter.

You could grow plants yourself or buy bulbs and plants from your local flower market or garden centre.

Set up a stall after Mass to sell them on with the donations going to CAFOD’s Lent appeal.

Also, our Vegetable Garden World Gift could be the perfect gift for a green-fingered friend this Easter. It provides seeds for a vegetable plot that can feed a hungry family for a whole year.

5. Easter bonnets and egg decorating

Feeling creative? Invite your group to paint eggs and decorate bonnets. You could use hard boiled eggs, ribbons, flowers, paints and any craft materials you have in the cupboard.  

Holding a traditional Easter bonnet parade is a fun fundraiser for children. They can make their own bonnets at home or in school and make a donation to enter the parade.

Thank you for your support this Eastertide! God bless you and your families. 

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