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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 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.

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

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.

Boost your elementary school fundraiser profit. Sell eco-friendly scented pencils.

Give your elementary school students a variety of delicious items to sell.

What Our Customers Say


It worked really well, but due to circumstances during the holiday and this pandemic, I think it affected our selling.

Jennifer Bratcher
Academy of Promise

This is my third year as PTO President and my third year using this company as our annual fundraiser. Impressed with the whole process. Actually recommended you to another Union County school this year and they used you as well.

Marie Starnes
PTO President
Prospect Elementary School

It was great! We were missing one item that I faxed over yesterday, but everything was perfect! I appreciate everything. Thank you, we will definitely be using your company again in the future. 

Lacy Arnold
Jefferson Elementary

We did a spring fundraiser with the spring catalog which included flowers, treats, household supplies, and cute gifts. We felt like there was something for everyone!

Sarah Small
PTCO President
Sagebrush Elementary

I must say this was one of the easiest fundraisers we have done. We really liked the fact that all orders where sorted and in their own boxes. We will definitely be using Big Fundraising Ideas next year.

Lori Clements
Fundraising Coordinator
Corbin Consultation

Great! Love working with Big Fundraising Ideas! You all are so quick and responsive. Love that we can have a virtual fundraiser during Covid!

Elizabeth Harrison
4th Grade Teacher
Chris Yung Elementary

Seemed to have worked well. Just a few complaints about shipping charges. Other than that, it went well. Overall, parents seemed satisfied and school made a decent profit.

Denise Rubio
Principal's Secretary
Trautmann Elementary

The products are of great quality and the students loved getting their prizes in individual packages. I highly recommend Big Fundraising Ideas for any fundraiser or for buying their products!

Andrea McConnachie
Deckerville Elementary

Our Big Event Fundraiser was the most profitable fundraiser we have ever had. The overall service was exceptional and I will definitely recommend them to others.

Monico Rodriguez
O'Grady Elementary

It was a great show! Our students were completely engaged and extremely interested in Reptile Adventures. The reptile expert did a great job of providing very useful information while at the same time making his presentation entertaining to the students. The Reptile Adventures Show was excellent and I will definitely recommend it to others.

Sandra Guardiola
PTA Treasurer
Milton Elementary

The smencils were a big hit! Everyone loved them!

Jennifer Douglas
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Altama Elementary

Big Fundraising Ideas did an exceptional job with our fundraiser. The overall service that we received was very good. The children and parents were very excited about the prize incentives. Big Fundraising ideas was excellent and I will definitely recommend them to others.

Deborah A. Morales
PTO President
Ed Downs Elementary

Great concept! Kids loved it! Prizes are great!

Alejandra Delgado
Rugel Elementary

Everything ran smoothly and the children had a blast! The attractions at the super party were exciting for the students. I definitely recommend this program!

Jane Trevino
Assistant Principal
Ruiz Elementary

The super party was awesome. The students had a ball and they worked hard to get there. In fact, many of the staff members participated and I think they had more fun than the students. We would love to do this again. Thank you for showing our children the time of their life.

Wanda Clark
Williamson Elementary

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

Elementary schools raise more money selling products than 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 two options:

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

You’ll receive a complete sales report, invoice, and scheduled delivery date. Merchandise arrives boxed by the 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 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 everything you 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 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 need money 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 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 chores around the house. This is where the big 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.

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 sales too! With our traditional prize program, the more items you sell, the more prizes you receive.

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

There are higher prizes for big sellers too - sell 54 items 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.