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8 Summer Raffle Basket Ideas + 25 Donation Request Links

Make a splash this season with creative summer raffle basket ideas!

If you’re looking to bring some summer fun to your upcoming silent auction or raffle, a curated gift basket is a great place to start. In this blog post, we’ll share some summer raffle basket ideas that are perfect for soaking up the sun of the season. As an added bonus, we’ve included convenient donation request links to companies that will donate the items you’ll need to craft these baskets.

Get inspired with our summer raffle basket ideas and make your next fundraiser a success!

Beach Raffle Basket

A day at the beach is a classic summer pastime. Create a basket perfect for enjoying some waves, complete with a fluffy towel, sun protection, gift cards for swimwear, and some refreshing drinks. Snorkeling gear or beach toys are also a fun addition!

Ron Jon Surf Shop Donation Request

  • Ron Jon Surf Shop offers everything needed for an active beach lifestyle, including board shorts, bikinis, t-shirts, and flip-flops.
  • Geography: AL, FL, MD, NJ, SC

Sparkling Ice Donation Request

  • Sparkling Ice crafts fizzy, fruity drinks that are the perfect complement to any meal. They offer 17 unique flavors of their classic carbonated beverage, caffeine-boosted varieties, and a line of hard seltzers to fit any occasion.
  • Geography: All states

Vineyard Vines Donation Request

  • Founded in 1998, Vineyard Vines is an American clothing and accessory retailer. They produce ties, hats, belts, shirts, shorts, swimwear, bags for men, women, and children.
  • Geography: All states

Summer Sweets Raffle Basket

Ice cream socials are a staple of the season; why not turn this into a gift basket? Make it easy to cool off with a basket of gift cards for local ice cream parlors, or an ice cream maker for a more DIY experience.

Baskin Robbins Donation Request

  • Baskin Robbins is a multinational chain of ice cream and cake specialty shops known for its wide variety of flavors and signature treats, offering customers a delightful selection of frozen desserts.
  • Geography: All states except for ME, ND, NH, RI, SD, and VT

Carvel Donation Request

  • As America's first ice cream franchise and the pioneer of soft serve ice cream, Carvel has continuously proven to be an innovator in the ice cream world. In addition to their fresh and classic ice cream flavors, they also make shakes, sundaes, and ice cream cakes.
  • Geography: CA, CT, DE, FL, IL, KY, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA

Salt & Straw Donation Request

  • Salt & Straw is a popular ice cream chain known for unique, handcrafted flavors. Founded in Portland, Oregon, it emphasizes local ingredients and creative combinations.
  • Geography: CA, FL, NV, NC, OR, WA

Picnic Raffle Basket

A basket of fun finger foods and charcuterie items is a great foundation for this basket. Try elevating this gift basket with a nice bottle of wine or some board games that can be spread across the picnic blanket and enjoyed with the meal.

Eataly Donation Request

  • Eataly is the world's largest artisanal food and beverage marketplace. The name stands for “Eating Italian,” which is meant to convey the history and the food culture of Italy.
  • Geography: CA (Los Angeles), NV (Las Vegas), NY (New York City)

Di Bruno Bros. Donation Request

  • Di Bruno Bros. offers high quality food, gourmet gift baskets, specialty cheese, charcuterie, pastas, and much more.
  • Geography: PA (Philadelphia)

Stonewall Kitchen Donation Request

  • Stonewall Kitchen specializes in jam, jelly, and sauce products and is most famous for their Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Their family of brands includes other artisan goods like olive oils, pastas, coffee, and scented candles.
  • Geography: CT (South Windsor), MA (Boston, Newburyport), ME, NH

Fun in the Sun Raffle Basket

A basket of admission tickets to theme parks and waterparks is sure to be a hit. These raffle baskets can be enjoyed by all ages, but they’re especially popular with families.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Donation Request

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor locations are water parks with rides and other attractions. Features of each waterpark vary by location.
  • Geography: CA (Northern CA), CA (Southern CA), NJ, TX

Raging Waves Donation Request

  • Raging Waves is Illinois' largest waterpark, featuring numerous slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers. It offers family-friendly fun, summer relaxation, and thrilling aquatic adventures for all ages.
  • Geography: IL

Universal Studios Hollywood Donation Request

  • Universal Studios Hollywood is a theme park located in the Los Angeles, California area. It features twelve exciting rides, one studio tour, and two shows.
  • Geography: CA (Los Angeles County)

Camper’s Raffle Basket

A basket with camping essentials is a great pick for anyone looking to escape into nature for the season. Basic camping gear like clothing, sleeping bags, a tent, and food pouches are some staples to include. For a fun twist, consider making a gift basket for “glamping” instead!

Academy Sports + Outdoors Donation Request

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation's largest sporting goods and outdoor stores. With 260 stores and counting, they offer a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear, along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more.
  • Geography: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX

Grizzly Coolers Donation Request

  • Grizzly Coolers are efficient bear tested coolers made for hunting, camping, fishing, tailgating, and more.
  • Geography: All states

Cabela’s Donation Request

  • Cabela's is a retail company specializing in outdoor gear and equipment, offering a wide range of products for activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking.
  • Geography: All states except for AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, MD, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, RI, TN, VT, WY

Summer BBQ Raffle Basket

For anyone who loves hosting a backyard party and grilling for guests, a barbecue gift basket is essential. Grilling tools and accessories are a good starting point for this summer gift basket idea; try adding in a cookbook with unique recipes, or some craft beer cans to be enjoyed at the barbecue!

Blackstone Products Donation Request

  • Blackstone Products specializes in manufacturing outdoor cooking equipment, including griddles, grills, and accessories, designed to enhance outdoor cooking experiences for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
  • Geography: All States

Pit Boss Grills Donation Request

  • Pit Boss Grills specializes in manufacturing high-quality, affordable outdoor cooking equipment, including pellet grills, smokers, and accessories. The company aims to provide versatile, durable, and innovative products for barbecue enthusiasts and backyard chefs.
  • Geography: All States

Vacation Getaway Raffle Basket

There’s no better season for vacationing! A faraway resort stay or a relaxing staycation at a local boutique hotel are some options for this basket. Including airline tickets in addition to hotel stay certificates is sure to make a sought-after summer raffle basket.

Check out our blog posts on airlines that donate to nonprofits and hotel donation requests for links to apply for gift certificate donations!

Outdoor Adventures Raffle Basket

Hiking, ziplining, rafting - the options are endless! Offering tickets or vouchers for various outdoor excursions and experiences makes for a basket that will allow a lucky winner to make the most of warm, sunny weather. A gift card from an outdoors and recreation clothing company is a great supplement.

Cincinnati Nature Center Donation Request

  • Cincinnati Nature Center is a nonprofit nature education organization founded in 1965 where nature enthusiasts can hike and explore the 1800 acres of forests, prairies, streams, ponds, and wetlands.
  • Geography: IN, KY OH

Sonoma Canopy Tours Donation Request

  • Sonoma Canopy Tours offers worldclass zipline tours in California's redwoods for a high adventure experience.
  • Geography: CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Bass Pro Shops Donation Request

  • Bass Pro Shops is a retail chain specializing in outdoor recreation merchandise, offering a wide range of products such as fishing gear, hunting equipment, camping supplies, and outdoor apparel.
  • Geography: All states except for DC, DE, HI, ID, KY, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WY

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