These are some suggestions that one mom gave as a way that she and her family will be raising some money for these trips. These ideas are great ways to get your son or daughter personally involved and invested in raising their support.
- Trade in video games, CD’s, and DVD’s at places like The Exchange or Game Stop for some cash.
- Have a yard sale with all the stuff lying around your house that you currently aren’t using. Let your neighbors know about it. Chances are they might have some stuff that they would gladly donate to get it out of their house and help your son or daughter out in the process.
- Sell clothes that your kids have out grown or clothes that are in the back of your closet and no one is wearing. Places like Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet or Clothes Mentor will pay cash on the spot for clothes, shoes, accessories.
- Make a flyer to take around to your neighbors advertising “Helpers for the Day” and offer services like Spring clean-up for yards, garages, and basements or maybe other services like babysitting or pet sitting. Be sure your son or daughters writes a little something about what they plan on using the money for and how excited they are about going.
- Have your son or daughter to write a letter or send a letter to their grandparents or close friends and relatives to explain his or her desire to go on one of these trips this summer. Have them ask for donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays. If it is for a missions trip, they can make a donation to RiverTree on behalf of your son or daughter that would be a tax deductible donation for them. (This would not apply to Wildside).