• Go for a hike and ask for donations to join, participants get a guide for the day
  • March Madness/Superbowl squares-friends buy a square, similar to 50/50 raffle
  • Take a “Polar Plunge” with a group
  • Sleep outside for a night
  • Art sale or auction
  • Play a show at a local club or coffee house, donate cover
  • Amazon affiliates -can partner with amazon and earn $ back


  • Sports tournaments, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, corn hole, ping pong
  • Put on a concert: “Battle of the Bands” with local bands and charge an entry fee
  • Trivia Night (partner with a local pub)
  • Comedy Night
  • Tailgating sports event 
  • Dance, themed social


  • Bake sale
  • Host a scavenger hunt
  • Restaurant night and raffle off donated gift items
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Teacher in Jail: classes pay a certain amount to throw their teacher in “jail.” In reality, the students  just get a free class period and the teacher gets an extra planning period to catch up on grading and other assignments. A class of 20 students might have to contribute $60 while a larger class of 30 students may need to give $100. Establish rates that you feel students would go for (and that they can afford!).
  • Penny Drive: donate spare pennies
  • Pie fight


  • Community Meals board: put little food pictures in a basket next to the donation box, board is an empty grid with a little Velcro circle in each square.  Donor puts their money in the donation bowl, picks out the corresponding food picture, and puts the picture up on the board.
  • Envelope fundraiser: all you need are envelopes and a bulletin board. Passersby simply choose an envelope and donate however much is on the front of the envelope
  • Used Book sale
  • Coffee morning sales
  • Bingo night
  • Game night
  • Pancake breakfast

LTLC remains open through the COVID-19 pandemic catering to the basic and case management needs of the homeless population within the Merrimack Valley. We continue to follow social distancing protocols and sanitize our premises for the health and safety of our community, clients and staff. Contact for more information on shelter operations