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Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

Elementary School Fundraising Ideas
Elementary School Fundraising Ideas
Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

Elementary School Fundraising Ideas that Work

Get your entire school involved. Offer your community better products and your students a super exciting prize program.

Boost profits by 300%. Our elementary school fundraising ideas really work. Discover how much money you can make.

Invite people to see over 600 items online. Elementary schools love how easy it is to fundraise.

Keep elementary school fundraising simple. Give students one large brochure.

Make elementary school fundraising fun. Give sellers a unique popcorn flavor to sell.

Feature 9 best selling flavors. The most famous cookie dough in elementary school fundraising.

Everyone loves delicious desserts. So make your next elementary school sale stand out.

Our entire line of $1.00 bars. For the elementary school looking for a quick & easy sale.

Elementary school students can earn prizes for items sold out of their brochure.

Big Event Super Party Prize Program

Reward your students with a big inflatable party for reaching an easy sales goal.

Big Event Magic Show Prize Program

Make elementary school fundraising magical. Sell 5 items and gain free admission.

What Our Customers Say


Clay and Lisa were great to work with, very helpful and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns I had. Over all I had a great experience with them.

Shawnia Tonks
PTO Fundraising Chair
Tetonia Elementary

Perfect! Great sales. Amazing!

Tracy Brunatti
PTO Sponsor
Cambria Elementary

Our overall experience was smooth and pleasant. The service and product quality was very good.

Lori Vaughn
North Hopkins PTO

The School Fundraising Guidebook provided by Big Fundraising Ideas is a life saver. As a full-time school district employee with many hats to wear, this guide’s efficiency helps our fundraising run on its own. The guide includes everything needed for a successful fundraiser. I enjoy the convenience of pulling out pre-made forms; making copies and sending them home with the students. It is an easy to follow, self explanatory manual that makes fundraising the successful task I didn’t mind taking on. This guide takes you that extra mile to meet your organizations needs, with little effort by following the time-line and instructions included. Many thanks to those who created this time saving guide which helps us achieve our goals.

Betty Hinkle
Fundraising Chair
St. Mary’s Charter School

The overall service that we received from Big Fundraising Ideas was very good and we will recommend them to others who might need a fundraiser.

Adan Ramirez
Assistant Principal
Pearson Elementary

Our Big Event School Fundraiser ran smoothly from beginning to end. The overall service that we received was exceptional and I have already referred you to another school in our district.

Rick Gutierrez
Petronila Elementary

I don't think Big Fundraising Ideas could have handled this situation better. There were never any rosy promises, but they were able to get us out of the penalty for being under our goal with the cookie company. I guess somebody ate this cost somewhere. I will definitely consider Big Fundraising Ideas again, hopefully under better circumstances next time.

Brad Rashley
Music Director
American Renaissance School

Everything ran smoothly with Big Fundraising Ideas. Step by step instructions were great. Thank you!

Maria Elena Rodriguez
Fundraising Chair
John F. Kennedy Elementary

Our students had a blast at the Big Event Super Splash Party! The students had plenty to do and to top it off the event was very clean and well organized. The super splash party was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others!

Raynaldo Perez
Archie Parr Elementary

The ordering, shipping and rewards process was easy to follow. The support provided was very helpful! Thanks!

Elizabeth Gongora
Le Noir Elementary

The students had a blast at the super splash party! We liked it so much that our principal wants them back again for the end of school. The super splash party was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others.

Ruben De La Rosa
Assistant Principal
Lyford Elementary

Our overall experience was excellent.

Jill Albert
Kingston Catholic School

The products sold have been great so far and they smell amazing!

Lili Roberts
Odessa Christian School

The product offering was great and has always worked well for our group.

Lee Ann Young
Fundraiser Coordinator
Abbett Elementary

Overall, very responsive to emails and any questions we had. Was very pleased with service. We had some missing items, but they were dealt with in a timely manner.

Kayla Dobson
Palmer Public School

Elementary school students lined up in a row smilingHow Do Elementary School Fundraisers Work?

Elementary schools raise more money selling products than with any other fundraiser. Schools raise over $1 billion each year selling gift wrap, candy, and cookie dough. If you’re looking for elementary school fundraising ideas, you’re at the right place.

When selling our products you have 2 options:

  1. Take orders from a brochure
  2. Order a product and sell it
If you want to collect orders and money up front, a brochure sale is the way to go. Each student receives a brochure, order form and money collection envelope. After taking orders, simply send us the order forms and we'll process, pack, and ship your order.

You’ll receive a complete sales report, invoice, and a scheduled delivery date. Merchandise arrives boxed by student and teacher.

If you’d rather show customers a product first, you can submit a purchase order. We’ll ship you the product free of charge. Once you receive it, you’ll have 15 days to make enough money to pay your invoice and keep the rest as profit.


Elementary school student in the classroomWhy Our Elementary School Fundraiser?

  • 100% Product Guarantee. We offer the highest quality products in fundraising. If a customer isn’t satisfied with a product, we’ll replace it, or refund your money.
  • Larger Variety. Select a brochure or product from 15 different categories. That’s over 100 unique products to choose from.
  • Better Prizes. For brochure sales, we offer exclusive incentive plans designed to maximize your sales.
  • Huge Web Store. Double your brochure sales by also selling virtually. Only want to sell online? Here are some virtual fundraising ideas for schools.
  • Free Shipping. No charge to ship eCommerce product orders, and low minimums for brochure sales.
  • Timely Customer Support. We’ll provide you with everything you’ll need to succeed.
  • No Cost to Start. Start your elementary school fundraiser for free.


Questions About Elementary School Fundraisers

What are some elementary school fundraisers that make the most money?

Consider a larger variety brochure that also offers online products.

How do we start an elementary school fundraiser?

Begin selling with no upfront costs. Order either brochure supplies or a product to sell.

Do the prizes come out of our profit?

No. Our prizes motivate students to sell and we offer them at no cost.

What are some elementary school fundraising ideas that improve participation?

It’s important to set clear goals, promote your sale, and to use creative prize incentives.

Why are elementary school fundraisers important?

They pay for supplemental needs like educational field trips and new playground equipment.

Elementary school students running while holding handsElementary School Fundraising Ideas & Suggestions

  • Communicate your purpose to your students and parents.
  • Set both a group as well as an individual sales goal for your students.
  • Attempt to sell a product that no one else is offering.
  • Explain to your students how they can win prizes.
  • Use extra selling incentives to help improve sales.
  • Use our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool to help you determine the size of your order and how much you can make.
More Elementary School Fundraiser Tips

Need to raise money for your elementary school? You’re in the right spot! Our products and prizes focus on having fun while fundraising for a good cause.

You may be fundraising for school supplies or a class field trip. Regardless, our programs will instill a sense of community and motivate your students.

Elementary school fundraisers often need to be simple and convenient. Variety brochures are effective, but selling a single item might make more sense.

For example, popcorn is a perfect on-the-go snack that racks up sales and has universal appeal. It's also an easy seller at outdoor events such as field days, soccer games, or after school programs. These are weekly occurrences for elementary schools.

America’s Variety Candy Bars sell for one dollar each. They even feature a money-themed design on the packaging! This makes it easy for elementary school kids who may only have a dollar on them. And they’re sold at a price point that won’t break the bank.

Beef Sticks are another easy seller. Catch kids after school and give them a snack for the bus ride home!

If you want something with a lot of wrapping paper, try our Merry Gift Wrap fundraiser. With over 80 heavy-duty and reversible papers, the gift-wrapping options are endless.

You can also offer high-quality gadgets that are handy for those around the house chores. This is where the ‘CW Home’ catalog comes in. Your buyers can get all their holiday shopping done with one fundraising event.

One of our favorite items in the ‘CW Home’ brochure is the Snap Lid Storage Set. Perfect for storing those leftovers.

Still other options include the Gourmet Pies or Ultimate Cookie Collection. People rely on these yearly fundraisers to stock up for holiday gatherings.

For your elementary school fundraiser, consider which prize program best motivates your sellers. Prizes are a good way to incentivize kids and create healthy competition. Teaching students to work individually and collectively toward a money goal is important. Learn why financial literacy is important for elementary school students.

Once students find out their friends sold enough to get a cool prize, they’ll start making their own sales! With our traditional prize program, the more items you sell, the more prizes you receive.

But when it comes to elementary school prize programs, the Big Event Super Party takes the cake. With just 8 items sold, any student can join in on the fun of an entire inflatable playground!

There are higher prizes for bigger sellers here too - sell 54 items or more and you get 30 seconds in the money machine. Even parents will be jealous of that one.

The best elementary school fundraising ideas are always focused on maximizing excitement. High energy will be key to keeping your students engaged.