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Fundraiser Ideas for low income students...

7 years 7 months ago #170617 by
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We are a title 1 school also. Harvest Festival. Sell pizza slices from Costco or Little Ceasars for $2 sodas .50 cents. No matter how poor many parents will be willing to pay to not cook and clean especially when the whole house can be fed for $10.
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8 years 4 months ago #169751 by Tatiana Cook
Replied by Tatiana Cook on topic Re:Fundraiser Ideas for low income students...
Yankee Candle. We are a title I school and we encourage the students to sell. It's not about the money, it's about the motivation! It's a healthy competiofion! The winning class receives a Pizza Party or ice cream social! We always make out well!
8 years 5 months ago #169572 by clayboggess
Even though you may be in an economically-challenged area, you may be tempted to favor selling a lower-priced item, like candy bars or lollipops. The take home message is, don't just look at price, but also consider how the fundraiser works. Products like these need to be acquired up front before you sell them and if you don't have a good accounting system you won't be as profitable.

Keep in mind that you'll probably make more selling fewer of the higher-priced items. You may not want to go with a high-priced gift brochure, but perhaps something middle of the road, like boxed chocolate in the $6 to $8 range.

The good thing about a brochure sale is that you're able to collect the money first for the orders that are generated, before submitting your order forms. Plus there's no upfront cost for fundraising supplies and promotional materials. So if you have a limited budget, you may want to consider something that won't cost you anything.

Clay Boggess
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8 years 7 months ago #168644 by april collins
Replied by april collins on topic Fundraiser Ideas for low income students...
Our elementary school has a Harvest Hustle fundraiser through out the month of October. Each week there is a theme. One week we sold purple or orange pens(colors of our state teams) for a dollar to the kids. That Friday the kids were allowed to use the pen for an hour in their classes. Another week we had a competition with all the classes who could bring in the most change or the weighed the most. The class that one received a pizza party.
Another time the kids gave a dollar to be able to wear a crazy hat that Friday to school. The change week we raised 1,000 dollars. At the end of the month we have a walk a thon. We ask for a one time donation( and we explain it all goes back to the kids in form of activities and treats) The kids during their gym time special walk around a course that the gym teacher sets up. One time we had a mini hay maze within the track and the kids walked through streamers. We use to count the amount of times the kids walked around and asked for donations per lap. We would have volunteers click the kids paper bracelet to show how many times they walked around. Parents and families are allowed to walk around with their kids. our kids love it and look forward to it. It is a healthy activity and no one is going door to door. The kids ask neighbors and family and friends for donations. No donation is too small.
I also know other schools have a reading fundraiser. Some use companies to help with that but that takes part of their money away. hope this makes sense and helps, Good luck
9 years 2 weeks ago #167454 by Calla
Hi there,

If you are still looking for fundraising ideas, I can recommend you some options.

Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can set up a time to chat.

Best Regards,
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