Although we are in the midst of summer, Fall will be here before we know it. High school sports camps will be starting, you will be able to hear the marching band practicing, and you will be dreaming of pumpkin patches and football games. On top of all that, many parishes, youth groups and teen organizations will be wanting to hold virtual and in-person events. Well Parish Giving is all about helping your parish with one less task! Here are some of the forms that we are able to create for your fall festivities!
Concert Under the Stars
With the cooler Fall nights coming, why not hold an outdoor concert under the stars? You are able to figure out how many families to plan for with our online forms. If the space you originally planned for is too big or too small for the expected turnout, you will have more than enough time to change venues. This can make planning a lot easier with everyone involved!
Decorating Committee Sign-up
If you would like to gather a committee of volunteers, you can use our sign-up sheets to make it easier. We allow you to ask for specific information such as name, phone numbers, dates, and times available to help, etc. This way when you see an organized spreadsheet you will know who available what day and time for decorating is. It makes creating a committee a lot easier for all involved.
School Supply Sign-up
With summer over halfway over, it is time to start thinking about prepping classrooms for the students. We are able to create you a sign-up sheet and so parents can view the supplies needed and pick from a list. This way you will not have all tissues and no hand sanitizer!
Every time I think of a car raffle, I think of one of my favorite shore towns in New Jersey. It’s for a Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus sits in a booth and sells tickets each day during the summer for a new luxury car. It works great for this town because of all the foot traffic in front of their parish. But what about a parish that may not have the room or the foot traffic for a booth and car? This is where a form from Parish Giving would help. You can post it in your bulletin, on your parish and Knights of Columbus social media pages, make an announcement during Mass, etc. You can gain as much popularity for a Car Raffle at your parish as one does in a popular resort town!
This is a GREAT example of how you can have a hybrid auction. For those who feel safe and comfortable being in a large group, you can view the baskets in person and place a ticket for a basket. For those who may not be as comfortable you can view the baskets online and read a description of what the basket has to offer! You can then purchase so many tickets and bid on baskets that way. Once the auction ends, the winner will be chosen for each basket at random. No need to leave the comfort of your own home!
As you can see if you have an idea, we can create a form for it! Let’s have some fun this Fall and enjoy all of what the season has to offer. Plenty of raffles, auctions, decorating committees and preparing for the school year. We hope to create a form for your parish this Fall!