Street party: this is a great way to make money for a local charity. Ask people from the neighborhood to bring food, drinks and garden chairs.
Five-mile run: a benefit race is a timeless way to raise money for charity. Make your event stand out with a dress code or unusual location.
Car wash: this classic is not exclusively reserved for films. Also ask your boss to roll up his sleeves to attract the attention of the community.
Flea market: most people have a garage full of stuff they secretly want to get rid of. Ask them to donate it to a flea market where the proceeds go to your charity.
All-inclusive pancake breakfast: make sure you offer options for everyone: gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and the foodie who wants to try everything.