This is just a suggestion but I think it would be a really good Idea If you put on a raffle for sumething a little cheeper.
Example: Corn snake
Raffle ticket price: $5 a each
If you did this people may have a greater interest because they are cheeper, smaller more popular and easier to keep. Some other herps you could raffle are: beardies, ball pythons, leopard geckos, and other things.
This is ONLY a suggestion!