I <3 DECA (and Fundraising Too!)

February 1, 2021

As the season of love approaches, it is time to begin brainstorming creative ways to spread the DECA love! Continue reading to learn some fun ideas that will allow your members to feel the love this February while raising funds for your chapter!

Home Delivery Valentine’s Day Gifts

While it may be difficult to give hugs to the people you love this year, that certainly is not the only way to express your appreciation for those around you. Sell seasonal products such as roses, heart-shaped cookies, boxes of candy hearts, balloons, Crush soda, stuffed animals or other festive items. Your chapter can take advance orders and deliver the products to the desired recipients—even easier if your classes can meet in-person. To take it one step further, you can also use colors to represent different relationships like selling white flowers for friendship, red for significant others and purple for a secret crush. (All of your single friends will appreciate this!)

Partner with a Local Florist

Partner with a local business to sell bouquets or single flowers for a win-win partnership! When customers mention your DECA chapter while ordering, your chapter can receive a small percentage of the sale. The florist will also benefit from increased sales through promotions conducted by your chapter.

Virtual Guess the Love

Post a challenge on social media to guess how many pieces of candy are in a jar (conversation hearts would be perfect for this!).  With a small donation, individuals can make a guess and the winner gets the jar of candy and/or a small prize to accompany it.

Valentine’s Themed Virtual Raffle

Offer the thrill and excitement of raffles to a supportive community base without the hassle and expense of hosting an entire event. Several websites such as Raffle River host free online raffle services that allow you to create your own raffle page, share it on social media, collect money via online ticket sales and digitally choose a random winner. You could even reach out to local businesses to see if they would be willing to donate prizes or gift cards for your raffle.

What is your chapter doing to fundraise this Valentine’s Day? Let us know by posting on social media and tagging @DECAInc for a chance to be featured!

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