Fundraising Ideas

ABE trips cost $375 (plus airfare if applicable). Many groups and individuals are able to raise a significant amount of money, if not the entire cost of the trip, through fundraising. Here are some great ideas to get you started!

ABE Program Fundraisers

Group Fundraising Ideas

  • Sell Bennie and Johnnie Bread
  • Sell Aihu
  • Sell pizzas door to door
  • Sell cookies
  • Sell wreaths
  • Sell Fair Trade products (ie. SERRV International or Catholic Relief Services)
  • Sell discount movie tickets
  • Sell fresh bread and croissants from the Collegeville Artisan Bakery
  • Sell t-shirts
  • Sell Nalgene bottles
  • Sell Nalgene stickers
  • Sell Christmas Items
  • Sell Candy Canes
  • Sell Valentine's Day Items
  • Sell Flowers
  • Car Wash
  • Pump gas
  • Rake community yards
  • Shovel community driveways and sidewalks
  • Take out trash in the residential halls
  • Wrap Christmas gifts
  • Set up a fundraiser with local businesses (ie. Coldstone, Gary's Pizza, Teli's, Five Guys, etc.)
  • Setup Drink of the Week with Clemens Perk, O'Cons, and Johnnie Java
  • Bag groceries
  • T-shirt signing (participants make their own shirt, and people pay $1 to sign it and support them).
  • Concert/Dance
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Poker tournament
  • Dodge ball tournament
  • Speed dating
  • Bingo night
  • Cookie decorating
  • Head shaving challenge

Individual Fundraising Ideas

  • Donation request letters (“Peter Pan” letters)
  • Announcement at your home parish
  • SCRIP gift card fundraising (SCRIP Page)
  • Individual movie ticket sales
  • Individual Bennie or Johnnie Bread sales
  • Individual Aihu sales
  • Adaptations of any of the Group Fundraising Ideas!