School fundraising can be simple and exciting with these ten ideas.
Cookie Dough Sale
Let’s face it: people love cookies. When supporters see a brochure of mouth-watering flavors conveniently packaged in resealable tubs, it’s hard for them to say no. Supporters will appreciate the luxury of eating gourmet cookies at home. Get step-by-step fundraising instructions on how to run a cookie dough fundraiser >>
T-Shirt and Design Raffle
100% cotton tees are easily customized with your colors or logo. Can’t think of a design? Charge artists a small fee to enter a design raffle and vote on the winner. The creator of the winning design gets a free t-shirt.
Selling lollipops is a simple and profitable way to raise money. Children and adults alike will find it hard to resist the low price and delicious flavors. Lollipops are easy to carry, affordable, and can be sold anywhere.
Busy drivers appreciate a good carwash. Recruit students to be in charge of washing, rinsing, and drying. Bring a portable vacuum and glass cleaner to charge extra for interior cleaning. More car wash fundraising tips >>
These simple raffles can generate a huge profit. Participants sell raffle tickets and offer the winner 50% of the amount collected. The more tickets supporters buy, the greater the payout!
What better way to relieve stress than to host a car smash? Contact a local insurance company or junkyard and ask them to donate a car with all fluids removed. Display the car at your location and charge participants a fee to smash the car with a hammer. Make sure to adhere to proper safety precautions. This event is intense!
Gift Basket Raffle
Why host the same boring bake sale? Instead, have students assemble themed gift baskets from donated items, such as sports equipment, beauty products, etc. Supporters purchase tickets and choose their theme.
Partner with a local fast food restaurant and offer to squeegee customers’ windshields as they enter the drive-thru.
An easy way to raise money around the holidays is to set up a gift wrapping station in the mall or in a store. Invest in wrapping paper, scissors, and tape, and offer to wrap shoppers’ purchases so they don’t have to.
Chili Cooking Contest
Encourage people to search for their favorite secret recipes and enter a chili cook-off. Chefs can pay an entry fee to participate and tasters can pay to sample the food. Offer the winning chef a cash prize.