194. Does your local have a philanthropic fund?
Philanthropic funds provide a mechanism for your members to donate to various causes and charities. In this way your local can collect money from members for scholarship awards, local charities, etc. Your local could participate in dress down days, various contests and events, events held at McDonalds (i.e. "McTeacher Night") and other corporate partners, etc.
Some locals connect all their social committee events to the philanthropic fund, so each allows for a collection towards a common cause.
Your UniServ field representative can help you set up a philanthropic fund. Go for it!