• Easter Egg Hunt/Easter Bunny Breakfast:  For donations!
  • Easter Hat Competition: Who can come up with the most unusual Easter Hat…flowers, healthy food, anything works.. Charge an entry fee… turn the selection party into an event, serve food.
  • Lunch Grillers: Deliver lunches to the businesses in town or just host for your own employees… Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soup Days, Salad Days, Dessert Days, Ice Cream Sundae’s  …food is a big draw…
  • Ice Cream Socials:  These are great fun and inexpensive to host!
  • “Your OWN  Idol: Charge admission and entry fees and let the talent begin.
  • Car Washes never go out of style, and there is lots of pollen out there!
  • Yard Sales.  With beautiful weather, comes lots of people shopping! And lots of spring cleaning.
  • Bike Rodeo:  Big people get to ride their motorcycles… what about the kids?  Plan a bike ride in a neighborhood/park, or just a gathering for the young’ens.  Have a picnic lunch/dinner ; award prizes for best decorated bike; have a local bike shop or fire department come out and check bike safety; set up cones for ‘driving tests’; get creative!
  • Lemonade Stand:  Does your neighborhood have lots of yard sales?  Set up a lemonade stand… better yet, why not grill hot-dogs while you’re at it?
  • Yard Displays:  Place plastic pink flamingos, wooden cows, or any other item in the front yard or office of unsuspecting donors.  Request a donation to remove them, and additional donation for the homeowners to pick whose yard/office they are placed in next, and
    another donation as “insurance” that they don’t wind up back in their yard again!
  • Neighborhood Block Party—the weather is nice, time for a party with all the neighbors and kids…pot-luck and each family makes a donation for what they would have spent going out.
  • Spring BOWS— make and sell Spring Bows for mailboxes and car antennas.  $5-$20 donation depending on the size of the BOW!!
  • Host a Softball tournament between employees!
  • Cake Auction—for Easter or Mothers Day.  Have your best cooks make cakes and take bids.
  • Hero —have managers offer up a service and employees bid …such as a car wash, grass cutting, gutter cleaning….how much will you pay to see the Boss do chores?
  • Mail Letters—with a self addressed stamped envelope telling why you Walk.. they WILL return your letter with a donation.  This is the easiest way to raise your own $100.
  • Bouquet of Flowers:  Ask a local florist to donate a bouquet of flowers.  Employees/ friends make donations for a chance to win some “springtime” for their desk.
  • Fresh Fruit Fridays— Deliver fruit to office mates ahead of the weekend.  Take orders early in the week for all kinds of fresh fruit.  Add a delivery fee.
  • Company Relay Challenge— Two teams or more compete in a crazy relay
  • Take a Walk with an Executive— Staff pays for a chance to walk with a top executive at your company!
  • Dress down the week of Spring Break for $20 or whatever you decide!



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Wonetha Hall
Public/Media Relations
Office: 813.224.9207
Cell: 248.802.9843

The New York Yankees and community come together to help children in need before school begins August 10.


Tampa, Florida (August 5, 2016) — The Salvation Army in Hillsborough County to offer families, who obtain prior eligibility, the opportunity to receive a new backpack filled with school supplies for their elementary, middle and high school-aged children, Friday, August 5, 2016, at The Salvation Army Worship Center, 1100 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL from 9 am-3 pm.


The Salvation Army’s long-standing partner The New York Yankees generously donated new backpacks to give to children, along with the donations from the community allowed us to fill more than 600 backpacks to give to families in need in Hillsborough County.


“We have a long-standing partnership with the New York Yankees organization. Their support allows us to give brand-new backpacks to area students who are in need,” said The Salvation Army Tampa Area Commander Captain Andrew Miller.

We understand how important it is for children to have the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.”


To obtain eligibility for back-to-school backpacks and supplies, please call The Salvation Army Tampa offices Monday-Friday from 9am-3 pm by August 4. For more information on our 2016 Back-To-School Drive, contact Wonetha Hall at 813-224-9207


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About The Salvation Army in Tampa

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 150 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information on the Tampa Area Command, go to www.salvationarmytampa.org.