Elementary School Fundraising: Quick and Easy
Elementary schools need help with fundraising for trips,
supplies and all the other necessities of keeping children
educated. If your school is stuck for ideas this year, try
these tried-and-true ideas along with a fresh twist on an old
favorite. With a little planning and a lot of school spirit,
you can help raise the funds that your school needs to make the
school year great.
Holiday Grams This festive fundraiser is a great way to give
the community and the school something it really needs. They
can be done before each major holiday, such as Christmas,
Easter and Valentine's Day. The grams can be distributed within
the school or all around the community. They should be sold for
no more than 50 cents, since students will primarily be buying
To keep costs low, use construction paper purchased tax free
through the school district. Use a die-cutting machine to make
festive shapes, like trees for Christmas or pumpkins for
Halloween. Attach a piece of candy and then use a black marker
to write the message on one side and the "to" and "from"
information on the other.
Before the sale, students will distribute order forms and then
collect money and the forms. Parent volunteers can spend an
afternoon addressing them and then they can be distributed to
students in class or throughout the community on a specific
Bake Sale and Cake Walk A bake sale and a cake walk play on
everybody's love of sweet treats. Bake sales require
participation from a large number of families at the school.
Send home a signup sheet with each child so that parents can
commit to baking items for the sale. Give information on the
sale so that parents who don't bake can attend and purchase
items. To be sure you'll have enough food to sell, organize
with several other involved parents to make sure that you'll
have enough food to sell.
The week of the sale send out another set of flyers to remind
parents of the event. Post flyers around town at grocery stores
and other public locations to drum up interest outside of the
school. The day of the sale, make sure everyone has enough
space to display their wares, including money jars that will be
collected by members of the school staff at the end of the
EcoFriendly Fundraising The sight of elementary school students
walking around with brochures is nothing new. But there are new
types of products that your school could use raise funds.
Because eco-friendly products are so popular these days, there
are many fundraising companies that have risen to the occasion.
They can provide your elementary school with attractive
products that can be sold to parents, grandparents and other
people in the community.
From gifts to reusable bags, to home and office products, there
are several different companies that can provide eco-friendly
goods for elementary school children to sell. You can use the
natural influence of these products to tie into Earth Day
celebrations and other "green" teaching
Jamie Jefferson writes for http://www.momscape.com and
http://www.susies-coupons.com, where you'll find more
fundraising ideas as well as printable grocery coupons.
by Jamie Jefferson - March 28, 2009