Fundraising ideas that are not selling things

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  1. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    My 6th grade class has been fundraising all year for their end of year trip and graduation (kids here graduate mandatory school in 6th grade). But it's gotten ugly. We were having kids bring in brownies, ice cream, etc to sell, but it's become so much of a competition I'm going to shut it down. We only have a few more weeks of school before graduation- November 29- does anyone have any ideas for fundraising that isn't selling food and such?

    I came up with doing a spirit week where kids have to pay 25c a day to not wear their uniforms and instead wear a crazy outfit or whatever. Any other ideas? They have to be easy to throw together, no big dances or game nights or anything. Thanks!
     
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    Maybe a stupid question, but if the students are going to pay to dress out of uniform and buy brownies, why wouldn't they just pay for the trip?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. In the long run they might be spending more than just paying their amount.
     
  5. lucybelle

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    It's the rest of the school would pay to not wear uniforms. But we actually make a whole bunch of money on the brownies/food stuffs. Supposedly it's supposed to be that they pay less. Like someone brings in a plate of $3 brownies, we sell them for $1/brownie and make a ton of money.

    But yeah, if we can't make the amount of money then the parents will have a quota to pay at the end.
     
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    We do penny wars. It's a huge hit!
     
  7. lucybelle

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    Sounds interesting, what is it?? :)
     
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    We do a Fun Run.
    Last year we raised $27,000.
    Students get sponsors and we spend half a day outside as the children walk/run around the track. Our school has a DJ, a bounce house, snacks and water, and everything to make it "fun." Our PTA puts in on every year and they do such an amazing job!

    Here's a little more information.
    http://www.ptotoday.com/pto-today-articles/article/615-organizing-a-fun-run
     
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    Do you live in a state that has the 5 cent can/bottle deposit? If you do, have people bring the bottles/cans to school and have a teacher, parent, student or a team redeem them at a Wal-mart, grocery store or a recycling center. The nickles add up fast.
     
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    My daughter just brought home a funrun fundraising brochure yesterday! This is the second year they've done this and it's a huge hit. Much better than selling cookie dough or pizzas!
     
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    Teachers pay $1 to wear jeans.
     
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    Each home room has a jug. Pennies are good. Any other coins or dollars are bad. They total it up each day. The winner gets donuts.

    So if I put in 20 pennies and someone puts in a quarter, we're -5 for the day. The kids have so much fun "sabotaging". We did it in Greek life too.
     
  13. blazer

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    Over here in the UK you can make big money bag packing at supermarkets. Get the kids at the checkout and place a bucket there. The kids help to pack the groceries into the bags and the shoppers drop loose change into the bucket.

    At one event (just after Christmas) we raised £4000 ($6000) in around 6 hours with just 12 kids and 3 or 4 adults. Even in less busy times you can clear £2000 ($3000) in a day! Trouble is it is so lucrative trying to get a slot at the supermarket especially the prime ones like Christmas, easter, New Year is very difficult. On the upside once you show you are good at it the stores will give you regular work as it does speed up their checkouts.
     
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    Also, CiCi's pizza lets you bus tables for tips. We made several hundred dollars in only a few hours one day.
     

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