Here’s a new twist on the fall fundraiser: a rake-athon. The Westwoods Elementary PTO in Traverse City, Mich., organized workers to gather up fall leaves on the lawns of homes and businesses in October and November. The best part? The PTO didn’t even have to do all the raking. Leaders recruited volunteers from churches, athletic teams, and other community groups to help out for a share of the proceeds.

Westwoods Elementary PTO, Traverse City, Mich.