High School Fundraiser Ideas
Danielle - posted on 08/15/2013
I know that car washes are pretty popular and they often get community members that just donate money because the kids are outside sweating! I've also heard of high school's putting on a talent shows and using the ticket money as a fundraiser - the kids come up with some neat ideas.
Tracy - posted on 02/04/2013
Bakeless bake sale or Craftless Craft ale. Ask each parent (willing to cooperate) to find out how much it would cost for them to make something for the sale. Then instead of making the item(s), they donate the cost they would have spent.
Tax Bill (in a fun way). The kids bring the tax bill to family members. On the tax bill, they pay a penny for every letter in their name, 25 if they live in a house, 15 cents for each vehicle they own, 5 cents for each letter in their favorite color, etc. We set it up so that each person donated roughly $5 by the time they were done.
While it is nice to get the big donations, the little ones are easier to handle and they add up. I have plenty more ideas if you want to contact me on the side.
Jessica - posted on 02/02/2013
I am a Thirtyone consultant and we do alot of different fundraising stuff. We do them for just about any even and can really cater to your groups needs. I am doing a fundraiser for a cancer survivor wanting to do the Colman Walk (selling all pink products) and then doing another one for a school team. The fundraisers for the school get a percentage and then I award prizes to the top 3 sellers. It is a new a growing product and is becoming very popular! I do lots of incentives on every fundraiser and so the school not only gets a percentage they also get products. You can visit my website www.mythirtyone.com/Jessics to take a look at some of the items we sell or you can email me Jessicacs07@yahoo.com for more information.
Bobby - posted on 12/21/2012
We were looking for a fundraiser and came across a great one that worked well for us! It is selling those sports rope necklaces. The website is http://www.TitaniumTwisters.com
They have about 50 colors of rope to choose from and you can customize each individual necklace with whatever colors of rope you want. There are a bunch of sizes to choose from as well. You can buy product and re-sell it or you can have your group go around and collect orders and then submit it all together etc. All of the information for their fundraising program is at:
You can go on that page and click on the "apply for fundraising code". They will email you your own fundraising discount code within a day or so and you are good to go. It was really easy and it worked great for our team. There was no minimum order quantity, so it could be used for small or large fundraisers. Our fundraising discount was 40%, so we sold them for full retail price and made $5 to $8 on each necklace/bracelet that we sold. Once we placed the order they had it assembled and in the mail within 3 days. It is a US company, so they are assembled and shipped from the US! Just thought I'd share this with everyone, as it was exciting to find a fundraiser that was different than the usual stuff. The kids absolutely loved these things since they could have them made in their specific favorite colors etc. Here is what their double-strand style looks like:
Jeanette - posted on 10/11/2012
I didn't know if you were still looking for ideas. If you are then this may help.
There are so many fundraisers out there but Not many that require little work and are actually fun! However, 2400Degrees is trying to change that. 2400 degrees F is a Murano Glass Jewelry Line. We have a store in Mystic, CT however our core business is Fundraising. We have recently taken the avenue of Virtual Fundraising where a group of women can go online and shop for the cause, when they are ready to check out they use an assigned code for their cause or charity in the shopping cart which then allocates 20% of gross sales to go right back to their cause! It's very simple and easy. We just raised $250 for a children's soccer team in Long Island through a virtual fundraiser. This is the short version. You can call or email me anytime to have a Fundraising event.
The more detailed version if you are still interested is:
How to Begin a Virtual Fundraiser:
After the Chairperson (the host of the event) selects a date & time, we send out an email invitation to the participants/supporters.
On that specified date and time the chairperson as well as each of the invited supporters logs into our website for the event through a specified link that connects everyone live. (if you want to use a webcam for it to be more interactive you can, that is up to each individual).
During the half hour Virtual Fundraising event, one of our representatives will give a brief live presentation of our site to everyone, including information about the products, how to browse the site and of course the chairperson or any other supporters can discuss the Cause.
The Best part is that after the supporters and the chairperson finishes their shopping they input a code in the shopping cart that then allocates 20% of the gross sales to go directly to the cause.
2400 Degrees F then sends a check to the chairperson for the cause as well as a detailed list of what everyone ordered, for accuracy. We ship each order individually to each person's home, so there is No extra work for anyone involved in the fundraiser.
Our jewelry is amazing in person!! All of the glass is imported from Murano Italy, we create and design all of the jewelry in our studio in East Haddam, CT adding in Swarovski crystals and .925 sterling silver.
Our website is 2400degreesf.com
Shawnn - posted on 01/18/2012
Pine River, a company based in Wisconsin does great food fundies. Or look into selling greeting cards, or something similar. I would NOT recommend the magazine sales fundraiser, since they don't turn very much back to the group.
Alternatively, in our area the Subway, McAlisters, and several other food joints either have a fundraiser that you sell discount coupons for, or will set aside a night as "sports night" and donate a portion of their income that evening to a sponsored group. In those events, the meal that you purchase is usually discounted, and then a set percentage of the profits go to the group.
Another idea, since it's high school, is to offer services, such as lawn care, snow shoveling, etc. with a donation to the group for completed service.
But, like Mandy said, it really depends on how much effort the parent organizers want to put into it. I've always liked the spaghetti dinner/taco dinner, with silent auction events, but then again, I also make sure that I hit the annual garage sales for the different activity groups.
Kari - posted on 01/15/2012
We worked with a rep in Wildtree - an all natural food company. We got 20% of what we sold. It was great to sell something that is good for you! Our families loved it. Check out the website and contant her www.khankins.mywildtree.com
Mandy - posted on 05/20/2010
Depends on how much work you really want to put into it, and if it is for boys. Avon actually does fundraisers for schools. It really does turn out well. Also you may be able to find other businesses like this to do it, you would have to research it though.
Tamara - posted on 05/20/2010
This year we did a card with different specials from the local businesses, bake sale, car washes, Spaghetti dinner with silent auction, then the team also sold suckers for the holidays (each team was able to get the holiday(s) that are during their season.
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