Does anyone have any suggestions for fundraisers?

Marisela - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 47 moms have responded )

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My son is playing baseball for his elementary/middle school and there is no funding for more uniforms. I'm asking for any suggestions to help raise money fast. We are already 2 games into the season! I love the coaches ethics and that is why I'm trying to help. You see, they already have 15 uniforms but they have 27 kids that want to play. The coach doesn't care if they win or loose, he refuses to cut any of the kids because"they don't play well", he teaches them good sportsmanship, respect & being positive & encouraging to your team mates! This coach gives everyone a chance to learn the game of baseball. Most of the players are first timers but their GPA is there and they qualify to be able to play. The players range from 6th-8th grades. Both schools that we have played only have the "good" players & are in 8th grade, so they all have nice clean "spiffy" uniforms! What happened to "teaching" all of them the game?????? It's supposed to be a fun time for them! Afterall, a PRO baseball player could possibly come out of one of these youngsters if given the right teachings & add a great attitude. Can anyone help?

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Stacie - posted on 10/14/2012

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Absolutely! Dip Mixes make great fundraising products and they are so easy to sell. All of the dip mixes sell for $5 each and the group keep $2.50 each or 50% profit. Free shipping and 1 day turnaround. Check out www.gourmetcreations.net for more info. You can run the fundraiser whenever you want to raise money for whatever cause you want.

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Anne - posted on 05/27/2014

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I found onlinedonations.us to be so much easier than the silent auction I was in charge of. For the auction, so many parents told me "anything you need help with" and then when I'd ask for help, no response. With Onlinedonations, everything is done via e-mail and had a much higher participation rate and raising funds was almost too easy. Highly recommend going this route, especially with today's busy parents.

Jan - posted on 01/05/2014

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Jan - posted on 01/05/2014

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Why not try this new Fundraising idea!
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Bobby - posted on 12/21/2012

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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:

http://www.mysportsarsenal.com/fundraisi...

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:
http://www.mysportsarsenal.com//assets/d...

Joe - posted on 12/06/2012

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toilet paper and paper towel fundraiser - www.paperfunds.com



With most fundraisers, you're stuck with friends, family and neighbors, but since businesses need paper products too, even a small dedicated group can raise a ton of money with a PaperFunds program.

Barbara - posted on 11/17/2012

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www.my2.tupperware.com/barbaraingalsbe.

This is my Tupperware page and Tupperware will donate 40% of TOTAL sales to any organization .



the fundraising is completed totally online for the entire event. Check my page... Leave me info on how to contact you.

Would LOVE to help!

Barbara

Ben - posted on 11/13/2012

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Jeanette - posted on 10/11/2012

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Hi Marisela,



I see that this post is old but you may still be looking for fundraising ideas along the way. 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.



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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.





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Debbie - posted on 08/07/2012

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Anyone looking for an awesome fundraiser should check out Avon! They do a lot of fundraisers and there is no food to worry about or cut rate products. Avon has high quality products that everyone is familier with, and as always they have that wonderful 100% guarantee! Your organization can earn up to 40% of the sales and you can have the money in as little as three weeks. If you would like more information you can call Debbie @ 801-721-8622.

Melanie - posted on 04/08/2010

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my kids have done some really great ones and some that we hate...there is one called "sally(something) that is all junk like wrapping paper and candles made in china and other disposables... i don't know why my school keeps choosing that one its such a environmental hazard! but we also did a little caesar"s take and bake pizza sale that was great... even if you don't want to eat it all the time its great to have in the freezer for those "days" and they sell spices and cutters for those that don't want the pizza...i also have seen advertisements for flower bulb sales which i think is perfect for mother's day and spring ball! good luck and remember michael jordan was cut from his basketball team ( i believe in junior high or high school) not everyone "peaks" so young! i thin your coach has the right idea and private leagues are where the "semi-pros" should be! good luck!

Nina - posted on 04/08/2010

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How about having a funny game and charging a dollar admission. In one of the magazines I read a coach used props to make a baseball game funny for the kids. You could even go as far as having the parents play against the kids or even better get the teachers and principal of the school into the game. Offer to let anyone play. The cost would be very low which would encourage everyone to come out and have fun. Since you said its a school team anyway, get the school and the community involved. Really, if you wanted a small concession stand selling hotdogs or popcorn would help bring in more money.

Khadijah - posted on 04/07/2010

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I have done a ton of fund raising...this is probably the least work with quickest results. I recommend talking to family type restaurants and see if they would sponsor your group for a night. I know by us Chuck E Cheese, Uno's pizza, etc....will do it. You send out small flyers asking families to go out to dinner or lunch there at your "assigned" day and time and make sure to mention they are part of your group. Then a portion of that bill is supposed to be donated to your group by the restaurant.....it is a win win because the restaurant gets more business that night and the group gets a portion for helping bring in more customers for the night.

Geri - posted on 04/07/2010

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Our schools here do Car washes...they also have a discount card with companies that are local...they have school lock ins....my kids love them...calendars...flower .seeds..pancake breakfast..spaghetti dinners...fish fries.....candy...pizza kits...bake sales...good luck and god bless

Karla - posted on 04/07/2010

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Partylite Gifts! You get 50% and you don't have to wait for the money. You have about 15 choices ranging from $10-30 items. You can run it for as long or short as you want to and when you are done, your consultant will tell you what you owe them and you already have the amount you earned. you charge (per the order form) $20 for a said item, you collect the 20 and you owe the consultant 10 and you already have your profit of 10 in hand.

MaryEllen - posted on 04/07/2010

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when my girls were at their old school the best fundraiser we ever did was a picnick basket raffle . We filled a large basket with all the things you need on picnic and sold the tickets for 50 cents or a book of 5 for 2 dollars it always went over extreemly well and raised $1000.00 to $1500.00 in a small school of less then 100 . I hope this helps

Lena - posted on 04/06/2010

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some ideas that may help are: bowling fundraiser (have each player sell about 5 or 7 tickets), Check your local fun plex some of them do fundraising nite for organizations, also check your local businesses in your community and explain your situation. Also contact your local police athletic league, they may help as well.

Shawnasie - posted on 04/06/2010

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When my daughter needs to raise funds for gymnastics, I have her sell Mia Bella natural wax gourmet candles from my stock. I sell them and focus on fundraising with them because, no matter how large or small the group is, these candles are always profitable! You can check them out at www.gourmetcandlemom.scent-team.com.

Have a GREAT week!

~Shawnasie

Jayne - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have done a couple of 'Teddy Tombolas'. Make it known that you want soft toys, any sort (preferably clean!) - stick a raffle ticket on their ear. I charged 50 pence a go a year ago, I don't know what the going rate in dollars would be though. Its a prize every time (thats what draws the buyers in, the fact that they know they will win something but don't know which one!) - it really works but you need a good group of people to help run it because its fast and furious but a great way to raise money and people have always got soft toys that they will part with for a good cause!

Lisa - posted on 04/05/2010

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another idea we did for my youth group in high school was a "slave auction" -- it may not be PC to call it that, but it too is fun... it's all done as a big joke, but you have an "auction" of the different baseball players... during that auction the players are "auction off" as slaves for a day to various parents, teachers, faculty, staff, etc. The highest bidder wins the "slave for a day" & then they use that baseball player to do odd chores or jobs for them on that day, i.e. cut their grass, wash their car, clean house, etc., etc., etc.



I've also known people to do a "bachelor" auction as well -- where the kids are auctioned off for a 'date night' (that is scheduled as a group & normally just a big dinner -- but the expense of the dinner cuts into your profits.

Again, Good Luck!

Lisa - posted on 04/05/2010

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something I remember people doing in both Jr High & High school were not only bake sales, but Candy-Grams! They were alot of fun, easy & cheap. However, the big "holiday" to do them on has past (Valentine's Day), but you could do maybe a "Spring-O-Gram" or something like that... what is it?? It's lollipops (or candy canes @ Christmas time, or heart shaped candys @ V-Day time, etc.) that come with a "message tag"... i.e. Be Mine, from a secret admirer, have a great day... whatever the person purchasing the candy-gram wants it to say. You have "open" sales dates for everyone to order they candy-grams, then there is a set date during school that the candy-grams will all be delivered. I'm sure this is something that would have to be approved by the school as the candy-grams are delivered to students during class hours. It's alot of fun & a chance for kids & teachers alike to say "thanks" or "hey I like you" w/o being embarassed about it. Good Luck!

Margo - posted on 04/05/2010

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We are from a small community that gets little to no funds for extra curricular sports. We usually hold bake sales, dinners (chili or spaghetti), car washes, but the kids also do odd jobs around the area. Cutting firewood, cleaning yards. Perhaps an auction, like a bachelor auction, only you sell players as day laborers. The winning bidder gets the player for a day to do odd jobs around the house.

Tara - posted on 04/05/2010

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bake sales, carnivals, dress up days...geek day, PJ day, hippie day, there are always the 1.00 candy bars, some businesses do school nights where a percent goes to the school

Susan - posted on 04/04/2010

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Cookie dough and candy bar sales usually work great, you can also get local businesses to sponsor and it gets their name out for pretty cheap advertising.

Julie - posted on 04/04/2010

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I own a consignment store, But im in kansas. What i normally do i sponsor a team, with my logo or name on their shirts. At the same time, i also put the team on a consignment account. they bring items for me to sell for them in my store or in Ebay. as the items sell i put the cash aside for them., at the end of the consignment period, i give them 60% and the store keeps 40%. and the team is happy. Julie S w/ Juliestradingpostdotnet

Julie - posted on 04/04/2010

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I can help you with fundraising. I am an Avon REP and you can have an online or do fundraising thru Avon. let me know if you are interested. send me a msg. Julie Salinas, im all about helping others, so let me know.

Yvette - posted on 04/04/2010

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Greeting Marisela,
You can sell candy, pizza, cakes, cookies, and etc. if you have a Joe Corbie in your neighboorhood. In addition, you can have a bake sale, sell dinners,do a party/dance for the parents and sell tickets..........you can do a raffel (sp.) , or a bus trip to a near by casino.

Tabitha - posted on 04/03/2010

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My girlfriends husband coachs a baseball team and each year to fund their uniforms they go to local establisments to raise funds. Subway, McDonalds, Lennys Subs are some of the restraunts that allow you to sell books for food and I think the team keeps right at 50% of the profit. Hope this helps you and the ball players!!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/03/2010

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bottle drive, bake sale, bbq or get the word out that this equipment/uniforms are badly needed and possibly try to get a community/corporate sponsor. Good Luck

KRISTI - posted on 04/03/2010

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I THINK THAT SELLING COOKIE DOUGH IS A GOOD IDEA SEND ME YOUR E MAIL AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW A GOOD COMPANY TO GO WITH AND E MAIL YOU THE INFORMATION ON THAT.

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sometimes local businesses will sponser a team like that if you agree to wear their logo somewhere,

but, you can also sell food at the games (i dont know where you are... but i will throw some names out there...) auntie annes pretzels, ritas italian ice you can ask a local walmart how to go about getting a donation for somethiing like hotdogs or sodas from them... (they can do it for the elementary school i believe..)

Amy DeMello - posted on 04/03/2010

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Tupperware has a great fundraiser! 40% of all sales goes to you..And it is very easy, and affordable.

Ellen - posted on 04/03/2010

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Yes, I think a community wide yard sale would be a good one. With a bake sale added to it. Do it at the ball field or in a church parking lot. If the parents of all the children could come together and hold a yard sale with stuff they don't need anymore and let everyone know the cause it benefits then that would raise some money. My son's team would always ask for sponsors. I don't know how business is in your area but many times small businesses and even large corporations (that might not be quick) will donate money and can use that as a tax write off too. If a few companies gave $50 that would really add up. Good luck!

Cindy - posted on 04/03/2010

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Tupperware is good because you can do the full book or you can choose to sell waterbottles with the sport on it. You also get 40%.

Anita - posted on 04/02/2010

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In Australia a popular fundraiser is a sausage sizzle - so whatever the American equivalent would be. Usually you can get a couple of hundred dollars in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Best place is usually outside a big supermarket with their permission. Ask them to supply sausages, bread and sauce for free or cost price. Our local Woolworths Supermarket even supplies the barbecue and tent!

Roxanne - posted on 04/02/2010

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we usually sell raffel ticket for our little legue team and they also sell frozen pizza kits, I'm not sure where we get them though

Tonia - posted on 04/02/2010

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You could hold an Avon fundraiser. You can contact me for more information. my e-mail address is stjcoburn@yahoo.com and just put Avon fundraiser in the subject line. Hope this helps.

Tonia Coburn

Pamela - posted on 04/01/2010

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I noticed Yankee Candle had flyers by the register saying they do fundraisers. I think everyone loves Yankee Candle!

Bobbi - posted on 04/01/2010

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Pancake breakfast!!! We are doing that for new playground equipment. We are also having a silent auction during it.

Jen - posted on 03/31/2010

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If your league allows it you could ask a local buisiness to sponsor and either put their name on your shirt or on the team banner.

Rebecca - posted on 03/31/2010

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Candy bars go well....if you live in WI try World's Famous chocolate they will also put the purpose of who is selling the candy bar on the wrapper and maybe even a resturant will have a coupn printed on the back....good luck

Leah - posted on 03/31/2010

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BBQ's
Chocolate drive
Cake drive
Washing car windows - get the kids involved.

I hope you find something that works, it sounds like the coach is a decent guy and the kids will benefit heaps. Good luck

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