Creative School Fundraising Ideas

Creative School Fundraising Ideas

Here’s a list of top picks for Creative School Fundraising Ideas

  1. Arts and Crafts Fair – Have students create masterpieces and auction them off. Put paintings, sculptures, jewelry, or anything handmade by students up for bid. Bonus – It’s easy to host this event virtually!
  1. TikTok Dance Challenge – Create a simple dance and get the challenge started. Call your friends and family to the “floor” to do the challenge and post their video or pay up! Ask them to continue the groove by challenging their friends and family. Make sure to include donation information in your video.
  1. Yard Sale – Help make spring cleaning more manageable by accepting unwanted items from student’s families and anyone else who would like to donate items. Hold a community yard sale at the school and keep all the profits. Get creative with this school fundraising idea with your promotions, notifying the community.
  1. Cookie Dough – Cookie Dough is a fundraising staple and a favorite for schools. Having frozen cookie dough on hand gives everyone access to that freshly baked cookie awesomeness whenever they need it. Click here for insight on selling and distributing while taking COVID precautions.
  1. _____ – A-Thon – Fill in the blank with an activity of your choice. Bike, bowl, dance, hula hoop, or walk, pick something fun for your team. Sponsors donate an amount per minute, mile, or strike!
  1. Pie the Principal – Great for middle school and high school, this creative school fundraising idea is an easy money maker. Students, and faculty, pay a fee per pie to toss at your fearless leader.  All you need is whipped cream, pie tins, and a tarp.
  1. Dinner and a Show – Host a potluck supper in the cafeteria and charge for entry. Have student musical and theatre groups perform, providing entertainment for the evening. Sell baked goods for dessert for extra earnings.
  1. Earth Candles -Earth Candle fundraisers are one of our most popular and creative school fundraising ideas. The candles are made in the USA with Earth-friendly processes. 50% profit and attractive price point make these candles an excellent school fundraiser.
  1. Spirit Chain – You’ve seen this idea in grocery stores. You donate, then decorate a shamrock or heart with your name that is posted around the store. Use your school mascot as the symbol and encourage everyone to make a complete loop around the school.
  1. Dodgeball Tournament – Great for all ages, this is a sure-fire school fundraising winner. Raise money by charging an entry fee. Ask local businesses to donate prizes for the top three teams. Add in an award for the best group costume to make it even more fun!

Whatever direction you choose, make sure your creative school fundraising idea is something your team will enjoy. After all, you can’t have fundraising, without fun!

 

Sub Sandwich Fundraising Cards

No matter what you call them, these sandwiches are a staple in the American lunch. And sometimes, dinner. That’s why sub sandwich discount cards make a highly effective fundraiser. These fundraising cards are the same as having 20 sub shop coupons. Simply download the merchant agreement and have your local sandwich shop manager complete it. We will print your custom fundraising cards with the store name and logo along with your group info.

What You Should Know

Sub Sandwich Fundraising Cards is a very profitable fundraising program. Your group will make between 50% and 90% profit on every card. Depending on the number of cards you purchase you will make at least $5 per card. It is possible to make up to $9.00 profit on each card sold. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Hockey scratch cards

The expenses associated with being on a hockey team can make you feel like you are up against the boards. One one the fastest way to get out of that tight financial spot is with hockey scratch cards.  If you are looking for hockey fundraising ideas, scratch cards are a find!

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Color Xploder Lollipops

Color Xploder Lollipops are a super fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are mixed together to create a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you are offering a new, fresh product each time someone buys one of your Color Xploder fundraising lollipops.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Lollipops no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix Fundraiser

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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