School Fundraising Ideas


Private and public schools often depend on fundraisers to help them participate in special events or purchase items for their school. Fundraisers are very important to schools because without them the students wouldn’t be allowed to participate in these special events or purchase the items that they need.

There are many different ways that your school can raise money. One of the oldest fundraisers is a bake sale. Bake sales are one hundred percent profit and they are usually easy to set up and operate. When having a bake sale you will ask your students to bring a cake or any other baked item to school. You will then need to find a location to have the bake sale. Some of the best locations are in the front of grocery stores, retail stores or at churches. Once you have your locations planned and your baked goods in hand, all you need to do is sell your items. All the money you make will be yours because your students will bring the baked goods and you shouldn’t be charged by the retailers or church to have the bake sale at their location.

Another good fundraiser for your school is box tops. Box top for education is a program that helps schools earn money by clipping off the box top on items that they purchase every day. For example, you can find box tops on items that you purchase in the grocery store such as Betty Crocker cake mix, Gold Medal flour, Fruit by the Foot and Kleenex products. You can get your students to clip off the box top of any items that they purchase and they can bring them to school. The school collects all the box tops that they can and you can send them in once a month. You can earn around ten cents per box top and they will mail you a check. You can turn in as many as you can collect and it is a simple as one two three.
Getting your students involved is going to be the key to being successful in any fundraiser that you choose to do. Without the students and parents help it will be hard to do any fundraiser. A good way to get your students and parents involved is by offering a prize for the top sellers of each fundraiser. You can get local business owners to donate to prizes for the top sellers. This will give them an incentive to sell more items.