Hold a fundraiser

Maitre d fundraiser
Photo by Pat Via
A dapper Maitre 'd offers menus to fundraiser patrons.
Cranking Ice Cream Fundraiser
Photo by Pat Via
Cranking homemade ice cream for BDM fundraiser in Southern Ohio.
Quilt MAD auction fundraiser
BDM file photo
A lovely handmade quilt is up for bid at the Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction.

Everybody enjoys a fun time. Even better is a fun time that promotes a good cause. Is disaster relief a cause that's close to your heart? Then why not organize a fundraiser to support Brethren Disaster Ministries?

Ideas for fundraisers are almost endless

A fundraiser can involve sales, food, a sporting event, a performance, a theme, and more. Here's a handful of examples–

  • Disaster relief auction
  • Ice cream social
  • Dinner and silent auction
  • Benefit concert
  • Barbecue or chili cook-off
  • Mother-daughter tea party
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Dinner theater
  • Walkathon, bike-a-thon, or 5K race
  • Golf tournament
  • Traditional bake sale
  • Hymn sing
  • Theme events - Dunkard Days, Apple Festival, Christmas Bazaar, Valentine's Day Chocolate Brunch, etc.
  • Special Sunday offering

Whatever you choose to do, your efforts will help Brethren Disaster Ministries restore hope to disaster survivors in their darkest hour.

Monies raised can be forwarded to–

Emergency Disaster Fund (online giving option, using credit card or PayPal)

Or mail a check to:

Emergency Disaster Fund
Church of the Brethren
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120

Brethren Disaster Ministries is funded solely through the Emergency Disaster Fund. 100% of EDF funds support Brethren Disaster Ministries programming – including domestic rebuilding, Children's Disaster Services, and international projects. Learn more about the Emergency Disaster Fund.

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