How to Fundraise a Playground
With commercial playground fundraising, you can raise the money you need to get your project off the ground and build the perfect play structure for your community.
Consider some of the many fundraising options for commercial playgrounds.
1. Utilize Dough Builders Fundraising
Dough Builders is a Little Tikes fundraising program that makes collecting funds for your playground project fun and easy. Through this program, you can sell products ranging from delicious cookie dough to personalized tumblers and pens to raise money for your park. With every Dough Builders product you sell, you’ll get to keep up to 50% of the profit, depending on how many sales you make. You’ll even receive a $2 grant from Little Tikes Commercial for every item you sell.
When you sign up for Dough Builders, you’ll receive free marketing tools like letters and posters to help you make your fundraising experience as seamless and successful as possible.
2. Host a Special Event
Fundraising events encourage people to come together and enjoy themselves while raising money and awareness for your commercial playground project. You can hold countless fun and exciting events for your community, such as:
- Silent auctions
- 5K runs
- Bake sales
- Sports tournaments
- Car washes
- Food trucks
- Yard sales
3. Apply for a Grant
Many programs provide communities with the funding they need to purchase amenities. Local, state and federal governments often offer these types of grants, along with various charitable organizations.
You can search for relevant grants in your area online and submit your application, explaining how a playground will benefit your community.
4. Sell Advertising Space
Local businesses are great resources for funding your playground. Many are willing to donate products, services or money for a good cause. Try reaching out to small businesses in your area to see if they’ll sponsor your playground project in exchange for brand awareness. For example, you can give your donors advertising space on your playground through bench plaques or signage.
5. Sell Items Door-to-Door
Door-to-door sales are great funding options for commercial parks, allowing you to increase your impact by sending participants to different neighborhoods to sell products people want or need.
Popular items you can sell within your community include:
- Coupon books
- Candy bars
- Lawn care services
- Kitchen utensils