Easy and profitable fundraising options for all grade levels
Fundraising for school clubs, sports, and field trips can be a challenge. The process of brainstorming ideas, asking for money, collecting donations, and delivering products takes a lot of time and effort.
Fortunately, picking a great fundraiser can make the process a breeze from start to finish. Prevent donor burnout, get kids and families excited, and let the fundraiser sell itself by selecting one of these 5 best fundraising ideas for schools.
1. Scratch Cards
Scratch cards are a great option for school groups that allow participants to interact with a lot of supporters throughout the day. Some groups can even bring donors together by hosting events, like sports teams or bands. Your school group can make as much as 90% profit using scratch cards.
Supporters scratch off a card that displays the price they need to pay from $1-5 in exchange for a special coupon sheet that entitles them to savings at restaurants, movies, and more. Personalize your scratch card with your group name and picture on the cover.
2. Field Day
With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning a field day fundraiser. Raise awareness for your school group’s cause while getting students outside and active.
Be sure to include some classic field day games – a three-legged race, water balloon toss, sports tournaments, freeze tag, egg race, and sack run. Add for funny or unusual activities, like tie dye or slip and slide, you can get kids talking about the fundraiser and spreading the word.
Charge a standard entrance fee or sell tickets for various activities. Make even more money by selling concessions and merchandise.
3. Product Fundraisers
Your school group can sell over 2,000 products using just one fundraising company! With so many options from food to home goods, you’re bound to find a product category for everyone of your supporters.
Maximize profits by aligning the product brochure with the time of year or upcoming holidays. For instance, now is the perfect time of year to sell items out of a large Heartland’s Spring Collection or Simply Spring variety brochure.
4. Shoe Drive
Kids can help the environment while raising money for their project with a shoe drive fundraiser. This popular school fundraiser allows families to collect used shoes to be recycled for no cost.
Given its originality, this fundraising idea is sure to capture students’ attention. It’s an effective way to pull in funds while helping the kids and their families declutter their closets.
Simply partner with a shoe drive fundraising coordinator who will provide step-by-step instructions. Then, call on students and families to donate their gently used or new shoes by placing them into the collection bins. The fundraising coordinator will then pick up the shoes and send you a check in the mail. Easy!
5. Yard Sale
It’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! While cleaning your house from top to bottom during this annual tradition, spend a few extra minutes gathering unused or gently used items to display at a yard sale.
Kids and teens of all ages can get involved. Younger kids can participate by picking out toys and clothes from their closets or decorating signage, while teens can take the lead on planning the yard sale and spreading the word.
Maximize your earnings by organizing a group yard sale with your neighborhood, school, or faith community. Fundraiser Help suggests picking a Saturday and high-traffic location for the greatest attendance.
With a little thought and imagination, finding good fundraising ideas for school groups can be a breeze!