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Fundraiser Ideas for low income students...

8 years 11 months ago #158068 by Sabrina
Foxmom ... can you tell me more about the mom 2 mom sales? Is that like a children's clothing and toy sale/consignment type of deal?

Sabrina
8 years 11 months ago #158085 by foxmom
This is how we run the sale-- and in Michigan-- these are very popular---
We make a contract that sells table space (our tables are 6ft. since that's what we have at school-) and we've made a layout so we know how many tables we can sell- (we are at 125) and we sell out--
OK-- so we sell table space to parents, grandma's, community families, anyone that would like to rent a table to sell children like items or home type business items that help families everyday (like tupperware, avon, etc..) kids items are like clothing, toys, books, etc... ) items that a family has used, they no longer need but would like to sell in order to purchase something new or even shop at the sale themselves for gentely used items. We also sell larger items in a special room -- (cribs, strollers, pack-n-plays, bikes, etc...) we made these items be placed in one large room, to help shoppers compare items, easier to purchase and take out the front door, etc... we have 3 our PTO volunteers run this room- we charge 1.00 per item placed in the large ticket room-- and there is a form that the seller fills out to go with the item.. has the price, if they will come down in price, what's their lowest price...) we usually have 300 items in this room--- then we advertise in the paper, have signs out and post on-line -
8 years 11 months ago #158118 by Tammie
I am PTO president at our school and I hate doing fundraisers and buying stuff I don't want in the first place. Last year I came across what I thought would be great and practical. Selling garbage bags and batteries. that is something everybody uses (at least I think so). The prices weren't outragous and its practical. My board said no, so we didn't do it, we chose Fun Pasta fundraising instead. It seems that even though people complain about the dumb stuff or expensive stuff, they still buy that better than anything else.
8 years 11 months ago #158171 by Brittney
Replied by Brittney on topic Re:Fundraiser Ideas for low income students...
Ive heard of a comany who does discount cardd, Scratch and Help and a lot of others. Let me know if youd like more info, not sure if your still looking. I know they offer no money up front too.
8 years 11 months ago #158183 by blueeyes0101
We are a low-income community and we do a winter shopping spree for kids. We can't say santa secrect shop because of the different religions. The kids love it. I love to see the smiles on their faces knowing that they are shopping for their family without them knowing it. We have some kids thsat cant afford it so they are aloud to get one gift for their parents we pitch in the money. We also do box tops which are really big. We sell smencils for a dollar. Last year we did the art to remember and couldnt believe how much people bought. This year we are gonna focus on more hands on fundraisers and getting the community involved instead of sending stuff home.
8 years 11 months ago #158194 by KLE
Hi everyone,

I just came across this site. I've been looking for schools in the ny city area to donate boxtops for education to. If you know of any please post info.
I have quite a few.

What I like about your site is that I can post easily. Thank You.
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