Forget Baked Goods, This Christian School Knows How to Raise Funds!

Bake sales, car washes, magazine sales and wrapping paper are the norm, but how’s this for a school fundraiser? Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon, GA is raffling off 30 guns in 30 days in November.


“You’d have to wash a lot of cars or bake a lot of cookies to sell a lot of doughnuts to make that kind of money,” Athletic Director Josh McClendon said.

McClendon says the raffle, which raised over $20,000 for the athletic department last year, is successful because people in the school’s district and surrounding area respect guns and the Second Amendment.

“People hunt, they fish, they like to use guns for recreation, and of course for self-defense,” said McClendon.

McClendon says the school will pick the winners, but those individuals will need to go to Chuck’s Gun and Pawn Shop to collect their prize.

“It’s their responsibility to go to Chuck’s and pass a background check and they have to go through the legal steps to be able to get that gun,” McClendon said. “The transaction is done at Chuck’s, we don’t have anything to do with the transaction.”

A different rifle, shotgun or pistol will be raffled off each day in the month of November, then Chuck’s steps up to complete the transaction.

“They pick out the guns, they keep the guns, I haven’t even been over there. They just take care of everything,” McClendon said.  “It’s very stress-free for us.”

To buy a ticket, just call Central Fellowship at 478-781-2981.


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