Fundraising Ideas

LOW EFFORT IDEAS

These ideas can be fun and successful and require very little time and energy to organize.

Hat Day

Hat Day

Students pay $1or $2 to get a stamp/sticker which grants them the privilege to wear a hat for the day.

Penny Drive

Penny Drive

Students collect pennies to donate. Create a competition between the classes and have a prize for the team that collects the most pennies.

Students collect pennies to donate. Create a competition between the classes and have a prize for the team that collects the most pennies. Prize could include: extra recess, pizza party, lunch hour movie & popcorn, free gym time, etc..

Alternatives: Instead of limiting the collection to pennies, have students collect nickles, dimes, and quarters. Each day of the week, students could be encouraged to bring in a different coin and the winners could be announced on the fifth day.

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Candy Grams

Candy Grams

Over lunch hour, have students sell candy-grams for $1 or $2.

Over lunch hour, have students sell candy-grams for $1 or $2. Allow the buyer to write a little message to send along with the candy.

Have students deliver the candy grams to the recipients on a specified day. Candy could include chocolate hearts at Valentine's Day, Candy Canes at Christmas, Chocolate Eggs at Easter, etc...

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Pie Throw Raffle

Pie Throw Raffle

Get staff and administrators to volunteer to have a whip cream pie thrown in their face. Sell 25 cent raffle tickets to students. At a school assembly, draw the winning ticket to see which students get to throw the pies.

Silver Collection

Silver Collection

At seasonal concerts or sporting events, have a bowl for silver collection.

Canteen

Canteen

At sports games or tournaments, set up a canteen and sell snacks to the spectators.

HIGHER EFFORT IDEAS

These fundraisers take a little more effort but can offer great rewards both in spreading the word to a large number of people and having the potential to raise a great deal of money.

Barbeque

Barbeque

Organize a community BBQ one day after school.

Organize a community BBQ one day after school. Invite students, theirs families and members of the community to come to the school for food and entertainment.

Entertainment could include live music, games for children, face painting, etc.. The BBQ could be combined with a community garage sale, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, etc...

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Community Garage Sale

Community Garage Sale

Organize a garage sale at the school. Encourage families to donate unwanted household items to be sold by the school or have families run their own tables and encourage them to donate a percentage of the sales of the cause.

Haunted School

Haunted School

At Halloween, decorate the school gym or a few classrooms in the school and invite families in the community.

At Halloween, decorate the school gym or a few classrooms in the school and invite families in the community to bring their kids out for the entertainment. Consider including games, face painting, etc...

**This has been organized by Westwood Collegiate students for the last three years and has been a great success. The neighbourhood families enjoy the event and students enjoy organizing it. Admission is by donation and often the candy and supplies are donated by local businesses.

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Coffee House

Coffee House

Recruit talented students to perform at a coffee house. Sell tickets for family and friends to come for an evening of live music and refreshments. Consider asking a local band to volunteer their time to perform.

Movie Night

Movie Night

Organize a movie night in the school gym. Have admission be by donation with a recommended donation amount.

Organize a movie night in the school gym. Have admission be by donation with a recommended donation amount and sell drinks & snacks.

Encourage families to bring cushions/mats/blankets for a movie showing in the gym.

Consider showing the GO! video - The Building of the St. Laurent Nursery School to have the audience understand what their donation is supporting.

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Staff-Student Game

Staff-Student Game

Organize a game of staff versus students and sell tickets to the event. Consider having it after school and inviting parents to come out to watch. If the event is successful, consider having a re-match.