In today's tough economic times with schools enduring budget cuts, it's more important than ever to have fundraisers. Families are also suffering from the economy so coming up with unique school fundraising ideas, that will earn money without causing too much strain on anyone, poses a challenge.
Some of the more popular fundraising methods are becoming a thing of the past. It's no longer safe for children to go door to door selling things. Although schools still use the sale of products as fundraisers, parents seem to be doing most of the work by contacting family, friends, and co-workers to buy the items.
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Car washes are another fundraising event that may not be safe for children, especially young ones. In today's world, we need to get creative and come up with new ideas.
Here are a few ideas that are fun, and involve students, their families, and even school staff:
School Jumble Sale
This type of yard sale can be held on the school playground and is sure to draw attention from the community. Students, parents, and staff can drop off items to be sold prior to the day of the event. Volunteers sign up to work the day of the sale, and 100% of the proceeds go to the school. Schools might want to consider combining this with a bake sale or even set up games that can be played by purchasing tickets.
This becomes a fun day for the community as a whole! Flyers, road signs, and other advertising should be done ahead of time. In addition to people bringing items from the home to sell, the school may want to inventory their supplies and see if there are any that can be added to the sale.
Team-Up with Local Businesses
Many local businesses are happy to help schools with fundraisers. Why not, it helps them too by bringing in business!