You’ve decided to come to China, but you don’t have enough money yet? Then it’s time to do a little fundraising! Here are some ideas that might help you get the money you need to fund your trip.

Clean up and cash in: You’ll probably have a lot of stuff that you don’t use anymore. So clean up your house and sell your possessions on EBay. If you have some more time you can even organize a big yard sale.

Organize a bake sale: If you like to cook, you can hold a bake sale. You can make brownies, doughnuts, biscuits, cupcakes, ... Who doesn’t love the sweets?

Part-time job: The easiest way to save some money is to get a part-time job. If you work a few nights a week or during a holiday, you could earn enough money to pay for your trip to China.

Have a party: There are many ways to throw a party. Just make sure you end up earning money, not losing.

Raffle away: Another fun way to collect money is to organize a raffle. You can ask local businesses to donate prices. After that you can create raffle tickets and sell them to your neighbors, family, classmates, friends, etc.

Collect your change: Drop your change in a big jar after each day’s end. Small amounts can really add up!

Car wash: If the weather is nice, you can always organize a car wash in your neighborhood, workplace or school.

Ask money instead of gifts: You can ask your friends and family to give money instead of presents. In that way they don’t have to worry about what to buy and you can save the money for your trip.

Good luck and happy fundraising!

If you still don't have enough money after all the fundraising, you might want to take a look at our Scholarship and Grants page.

Uschi Bogaerts
Marketing Intern