Vestment Fundraiser

Vestment fundraiser is a great solution to the limited funds many churches are facing in today's uncertain economy. Are your vestments starting to look a bit shabby, and yet you have limited funds? Then follow these tips to raise money for that new full vestment set.

Pray

Make certain the plans you are making for your vestment fundraiser are the Lord's plans as well. Proverbs 16:9 says that "a man makes plans, but it is the Lord who directs his steps" so make certain your steps are in line with what God wants.

Also in Matthew 19:26, our Lord Jesus reminds us that "with God all things are possible." It is amazing the difference a few minutes of prayer can make to any project.

Do Not Go It Alone

The more people helping you with a fundraiser, the easier it will be and the more successful the outcome.

Ask your parish group to help or better still, get your youth group involved. They will have a lot of energy and enthusiasm to contribute to your vestment fundraising efforts.

More Is Better

Consider holding more than one fundraiser throughout the year. For example, you can have a bake sale in the fall, a fundraising dinner in the spring and a car wash in the summer.

Even if each vestment fundraiser brings in a couple of hundred dollars, they will eventually add up and cover the cost of the full vestment set, especially if someone in your church is willing to do the sewing.

Delegate

Don't try to do everything yourself, and at the other end of the spectrum, make sure that one or two people aren't doing all the work.

No vestment set is worth it, if people are getting burned out in the process.

Say Thanks

Make certain to show your appreciation to everyone involved.

While many are happy to volunteer their time, no one likes to be unappreciated or feel they have been taken advantage of. Make certain they know you are truly grateful for their efforts.

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