Supporting your local community is a great idea that offers many marketing opportunities. Create your own event — safety awareness campaigns, fundraisers, open houses, touch-a-truck and so on. Promote the events on your website and Facebook page and encourage customers to support them. And don’t forget to invite your local media and give away your promotional items.
When getting involved with your community, take into consideration local charities and organizations. Team up with them in putting together an event the whole community will want to attend and enjoy. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your community fundraising ideas.
Here’s a list of community-driven organizations and charities:
Tow Trucks for Tots: www.towtrucksfortots.com
Donate an old, unused truck: www.actiondonation.org
Boy Scouts of America: www.scouting.org
Outside the box ideas for fundraisers:
Plan a Community 5K Run/Walk: www.raceentry.com/how-to-organize-a-5k
Tow Truck/Car Wash (Partner with local Boy Scout troop)
Community Potluck Dinner at the local American Legion or Elk’s Lodge
Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party: themurdermystery.co
Other creative ideas: http://articles.salsalabs.com/fundraising-event-ideas/