Gun raffles bringing in lots of money for nonprofits

FOX59 | December 17, 2018

Forget cookie dough and candy bars, in some areas like Shelby County, the big fundraisers involve guns. "Second prize is the Camby 9mm with the laser,” said Steve Dake, who owns The Gun Den, as he showed off the flyer for an upcoming gun raffle. It may seem uncommon to some, but gun raffles are a very common way that local nonprofits can raise money, and they make big bucks in the process. "We can do it where they only make a couple hundred dollars, up to this one fire department banquet we do they do between $40,000 and $50,000," Dake said. Dake says he helps out with nearly 20 gun raffles a year, raising money for anything from baseball teams to fire departments.

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People are more likely to give money for a clearly defined cause. Campaigns with a target can raise 46% more. Here are some ideas! Campaigns Americans have said that are important to them. Your choice for the audience will affect many other things. Men between the ages of 18 & 34 are more likely to make a charitable donation than any other group.

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