We have raised $100’s with this idea. Solicit pledges from congregation members & local residents for the total amount of trash collected (# of bags or lbs of trash). Ahead of time, contact your city street & sanitation dept & ask if they will assist (ours provides free trash bags, free pickup & crews working signs). Also, contact local media. On Trash-a-Thon day, send teams into the neighborhood to collect trash from roadsides, bag & return to pickup area to be counted or weighed in. This is a GREAT fundraiser as well as an excellent servant event!