Bright ideas

Get some ideas and inspiration for your fundraiser, from traditional to creative, team or individual activites. Here are just a few ideas; pop on your thinking cap and get creative.  We would love to hear about what you’re planning.


  • Raffle
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Quiz night
  • More...


  • Join an event or host your own
  • Host a charity breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Movie night
  • More...


  • Dress up day – pick a colour or a theme
  • Sell a service or promise
  • Make it, bake it or create it
  • More...

Workplace or school

  • Dress up theme day 
  • Casual dress day or Mufti day
  • Challenge your teacher, principal or boss
  • More...


  • Shave, wax or dye head, beard or eye brows
  • Collect for the Foodbank or our Shop On charity shops
  • Donate your birthday in lieu of gifts (anniversary or wedding gifts)
  • More...


  • Challenge someone or yourself to participate in an event
  • Stop it. Give it up campaign e.g. chocolate, alcohol, coffee, technology, sugar
  • Move it. 24hr move-a-thon
  • More…


Our foodbank is very busy distributing hundreds of emergency food parcels each month so we welcome your donations. Donate something from our wish list or extras from your garden. Get a foodbank collection going or bake and donate something yummy. Items for kids school lunches, breakfasts or single meals for a family. 

Shop On charity shops

Buy something new and donate something old. We operate three charity shops in Dunedin.  All of our stock, from garments to collectables, is donated. When you donate goods and purchase pre-loved clothing and treasures you contribute to vital Otago programmes for families, young people, welfare and social services. Our  charity shops rely on donations of clean, re-usable and unbroken clothing, shoes, knick-knacks, jewellery, books, vintage items and household items. We have branded collection bags available if you would like to have a 'chuck it for charity' day or you can donate direct to our Shop On charity shops.