Friends at Work
you want to get your friends at work involved:
- Jeans for GIs each
Friday for a month. Ask your
colleagues to pay for the privilege to wear jeans on Fridays (or whatever
day) for a $5 donation to the USO. You can download stickers to show your pride.
- Penny Wars/Jar
Wars. Pick a specific week
and ask your co-workers from each department to contribute their spare
change into their department's coin jar. At the end of the week, the department that raises the
most money wins a prize.
- Host a work
luncheon. Ask the local
pizza or sandwich shop to donate lunch and charge a $5 fee.
- Host an ice cream
social with the CEO and other executives serving the ice cream! Employees make a donation to the
USO in exchange for a hot fudge sundae served by their boss!
- Ask your vendors to
participate. Ask them to
donate items for a raffle or auction. Or ask them to match what your office is raising! Or better yet, challenge them to a
- Put together baskets
of treats to raffle or auction off.
They can be sold at any major holiday. You can also sell them at local shopping centers.
- Guess the
number/weight. Put a quantity
of items in a jar and ask people to pay to guess how many there are, or
how much it weighs. You can
put a bunch of wine corks into a big jar and ask colleagues to guess the
number. The one closest to
the number receives a bottle of wine donated from your local wine store.
- Host a 50-50 raffle
or a Bag of 20s. The winner
receives half of the money collected. The other half is donated to the USO.