Tuesday, May 18, 2010

~ fundraising ideas? ~

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hey friends! i need some input!


have you done or participated in a great fundraiser?


i am the head of our parents group at the kiddos school again and we are wanting to try to come up with some fresh ideas for next year!


i would love to hear what you have to say!


thanks!


*julie

6 comments:

  1. hi! oh my... don't you get sick of those wrapping paper fundraisers? if only they didn't make so much $$! i always think the best fundraisers are ones that also build community- like spaghetti dinners or pancake breakfasts! at my kids old elem. school i started an ice cream social- kareoke for the kids and you could add a silent auction with a few gift baskets, raffle tickets for small prizes that could be donated. make it fun! i'm checking back because i can't wait to hear other ideas!

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  2. Oh my gosh, little kids doing karoke sounds like so much fun! I would totally pay to see noah and jillian sing!

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  3. Perfect timing ~ I'm currently working on one for my school that we will kick off first thing when we return. It's called Mixed Bag. They are recycled bags in various sizes and designs. I ordered a few a couple of weeks ago and they are fabulous! I am planning on doing a post about this company.

    Hope this helps ~
    Jo

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  4. One of the things my school used to do was a jog-a-thon. Parents just wanted to write a check rather than buy junk and it was healthy for the kids too.

    For those people who want to buy stuff, silent auctions always get tons of mula. They are a lot of work though.

    Good luck.

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  5. What about a small school dance? Maybe twice in the yr. One for the smaller kids(2nd, 3rd, 4th) and another for the 5th, 6th, 7th graders???? Benedict Hall???? Charge money per ticket. Since the kitchen is also right there, lemonade and cookies could also be sold for a small fee. Main money would be collected from the tickets.

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  6. We do a lot but one is a Basket Bingo... you play bingo for Vera Bradley Bags or gift cards to stores, free homework pass, Longerberger Baskets... my daughter went last night with her friends and had fun it cost $20 for her to play.
    Math-A-Thon through St. Judes Hospital, We also just had a school yard sale... you could rent a spot for a price or drop off donations to the school and they sold them for you and all the profits from the donation tables went to the school. Hope some of these help.
    xo,
    LuLu

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