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City ListsMar 25, 2020

New York Raffle Prize Ideas for Your Next Fundraiser

Raffle prize ideas from NYC companies that donate

Previously we shared a list of San Francisco Raffle Prize Ideas as part of our Raffle Ideas Series. In this second installation of the series, we’ll be highlighting raffle prizes that you can source in New York City. Whether you’re finding prizes for a charity event or school fundraiser, there are plenty of New York companies that donate raffle prizes to nonprofits.

Idea #1: Locally-produced alcohol

Alcohol is always a crowd pleaser at fundraising events. Raffle off wine and spirits from the following businesses:
  • Craft beer from Bronx Brewery
    • This brewery’s mission is to cultivate an inclusive beer community through The Bronx’s values—creativity and resiliency. Bronx Brewery is avid about giving back to their local community and will donate their award-winning beer to nonprofits based in New York.
    • Bronx Brewery donation request page

  • Wine and wine experiences from City Winery New York
    • City Winery produces not just wine, but also a variety of wine experiences like food and wine seminars. They can donate up to 240 bottles of their locally-produced wine, private wine tastings, and winery tours.
    • City Winery New York donation request page

  • Wine from Brooklyn Winery
    • Brooklyn Winery crafts their wine in the heart of Williamsburg. They are able to donate gift cards for raffles, wine packs for auctions, wine sponsorships.
    • Brooklyn Winery donation request page

Idea #2: Baked goods from world-renowned bakeries

NYC is home to many world-famous bakeries. These businesses can donate items to make up a raffle basket of classically New York baked goods:
  • Inventive cookies from Schmackary’s:
    • This Manhattan-based shop has been baking wildly imaginative cookies for the past decade. Schmackary’s will donate cookies that you can package into beautiful dessert baskets for your raffle.
    • Schmackary’s donation request page

  • Extravagant cakes from Lady M
    • Lady M’s first boutique café opened on NYC’s Upper East Side. You can request cakes or dessert, gift certificates, or a monetary contribution. Be sure to try their signature mille feuille cake!
    • Lady M donation request page

  • Trendy treats from Milk Bar
    • Milk Bar’s desserts are childhood favorites reimagined. They will donate desserts like their Crack Pie, Birthday Cake, and truffles.
    • Milk Bar donation request page

Idea #3: Tickets to Sport Games

Sports tickets make great raffle prizes for dads, kids, or the whole family. Nonprofits can get game tickets for the following teams:

If you’re hosting a nonprofit gala in New York, there is no shortage of raffle prize donation options from companies in your area. Check out the other posts in this series for raffle prize ideas for all occasions. Head over to TheShareWay for a full list of New York-based companies that donate to nonprofits.

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