Anyone have fundraising ideas that work? I need to raise money for my son and I'm failing! Help!



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Angie - posted on 08/30/2009




We've had great luck with Little Cesaer's Pizza sales. You can take preorders (always get the payment first) and if your order is big enough (50 items, I think) a semi truck will deliver it to your garage for delivery! It's a great deal for everyone and it's fun for the kids to make their own pizzas at home. I also think it's imortant for children to learn the value of money and good old fashioned hard work fundraising is a great way to do it!

Sharon - posted on 08/29/2009




Definitely have him write a speech and visit various companies, explaining how special it was that he was chosen, why he feels its important to go, and why he needs help.

The carwash is a good one. Maybe his class/grade will help. Talk to his school too.

Leah - posted on 08/29/2009




I get involved with a lot of fundraising in my area. One of the things I never thought would work is asking businesses for donations either monetary on behalf of your son, or gift cards (like to a restraunt) and then selling raffle tickets to give away the gift cards.

One year a friend of mine and I put together a huge yardsale for some family friends that lost their house to a flood. We asked for donations for the yardsale and ended up getting a ton of free goods to raffle off too. We raised over $500.00 in just one weekend. And lost of people were excited about what we were doing and offered donations for nothing.

Good luck!!

Jannette - posted on 08/29/2009




Thank you ladies for the ideas! The Krispy Kreme idea sounds dangerous to my diet! (but oh so good!)

Tawni - posted on 08/28/2009




CAR WASHES! We used to do them for our select basketball teams and they paid for everything... jersies, warm ups, basketballs, I mean everything. We also did krispy kreme fundraisers

Audrey - posted on 08/28/2009




Avon representatives will do fundraising events for you! They set up a booth somewhere with info about what the event is for, and will donate a certain amount of their sales to your cause. Go to their website at and click on find an erepresentative near you. When you see the representatives in your area, click on the contact me link next to their picture and email as many as you can asking them for their help. One of them is bound to want to help. It will make them money also, so I don't know why they wouldn't. They can do as many fundraisers for you as you need. I hope this info was help to you! Good luck to you and your son!

C - posted on 08/28/2009




Maybe contact your local newspaper and see if they will do a story about your son and set up a bank account for donations.

Jannette - posted on 08/28/2009




My son has been asked to represent our country as the student ambassador to the South Pacific 2010. I need to raise $5000 and have been trying and trying and have only raised $50. (which was promised but not received yet!)

Has anyone had luck fundraising? What ideas can you give me?

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