So we’ve talked about raffling off American Girl Dolls and a host of other things, but what about raffling off a horse?
YES, a horse!!
A couple months ago I got a Facebook message from a high school friend. He and his wife had begun to talk about adopting a boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo and, like a lot of wives, she plunged in by ordering a bunch of books. The first book he picked up was “Adopt Without Debt” and he said “Hmmm, I know a Julie Gumm” 🙂 Small world, huh? Love how God works.
He connected me with his wife and we emailed a couple things back and forth. As she was reading the book she had a brilliant idea! They have a rope horse named Buck, that they’ve been ready to sell that is valued at a little over $12,000.
Their adoption costs are going to be about $30,000.
So instead of just selling the horse they are hoping to sell 600 raffle tickets for the horse at $50 each.
With one fundraiser they could have their costs totally covered.
I always say that the book is really just a catalyst. I want the fundraising ideas to stir your creativity and help you look at your situation, your friends and your community and come up with ideas that will work for you!
Check out the website the Broek family put together for the horse raffle. (And buy a ticket if you’re a “horse person”.)