Fund raising

@kayrod2 (1304)
Australia
April 30, 2007 4:07am CST
Hi everyone. Wondering if anyone can help with any fundraising ideas. Want something a bit different that the kids can get involved in. It is for the kids school, and it isnt a very big school, so any ideas will be appreciated.
5 responses
• Canada
30 Apr 07
how about a movie night. we used to have movie nights in the gym and serve popcorn and drinks. the only thing is it's against the law to charge people to watch a rented movie. so you have to advertize that you are charging for popcorn and drinks. anyway the kids used to love going to the gym to watch a movie with all their friends.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I love this idea, myself! sounds like great fun, and wonderful advice regarding the admission er donation.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
1 May 07
I think this is great. It would give the kids a good night out as well, especially in our small town. I'm not sure of the laws in our country about charging people, i would have to find out as probably like yours. But charging for popcorn and drinks a good idea. Thanks
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• Canada
1 May 07
no problem. it is a good night out for the kids. at least the parents know where their kids will be hanging out. it's it will be in a safe environment.
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 Apr 07
Hi Kayrod. I do a bit of fundraising for the local hospital but it involves adults, but last year we did a sponsored Exercise Bike Ride from John O'Groats to Lands End... the two furthest points on our British Isles Map. We started at 10.40 a.m. and finished at 7.10 p.m. We had five bikes, but if you could get them, you could use say, seven. The thing was, the kids loved to get involved and covered many miles between them, giving us adults a rest, so you could involve both parents and children in that one. Our local school has a fete every year, with all sorts of stalls. Mainly parents run the activities. They have produce, tombola, face painting and all sorts of other things. Sometimes, they have a fancy dress competition for the kids and a main raffle. A lot of local businesses supply raffle prizes and bottles etc. and that always seems to raise a fair bit. There's a couple of ideas... I can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but I hope these might help. Brightest Blessings my friend.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
1 May 07
Exercise bike ride sounds great. What a wonderful idea, and i could just see the kids involved. I think they would have great fun. You could get the kids involved before hand too with doing maps, which helps in their learning. I thought of a fete, and have heard they can raise a fair bit. The problem sometimes is getting parents willing to be involved, but i myself love fets. You dont seem to see them around that much anymore. Thanks for your great ideas. Cheers
@Darkwing (21588)
1 May 07
The kids certainly enjoyed our exercise bike ride, and gave a lot of saddle-sore parents and adults a rest! lol. I'm glad I could give you some ideas.
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hi kayrod i'm from Philippines, i been in to the fund raising project too, maybe this could help. gather all old newspapers and old things and sell it to the junkshop, old clothes for sale. school arts and painting contest.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
22 Sep 07
Thanks for your ideas, jc, its always good to here them. Best wishes to you and take care
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Apr 07
how about sponsoring a school "White Sale" a rummage sale that is. good usable items to be re sold - school uniforms if your school uses them are always a big seller at such events. a field days event - the kids can make balloon figures for the participants, face paint, play little games like balloon darts, bean bag toss, ring around the soda bottle etc. have 3 legged races and what not. a small admission fee and donated items will be a good money maker. your local grocery will probably gladly donate hot dogs, rolls, pickles, condiments, chips and paper plates for the barbeque lunch that you can charge people $1.50-$2 for and they would gladly pay it! don't forget to chill bottles of water for quenching thirst - and the sno cone maker.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
1 May 07
Great ideas. Thanks. I am so glad to all who have given me some ideas. You could actually incorporate a white sale in with a field day, too. And the snow cones would go over great. Cheers
@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
30 Apr 07
How about a Teddy Bear picnic or even a Pet Show? A car wash? A kids karaoke (sp?)? Guess who the baby in the photo is? (Charge people to guess)? That's all I can come up with off the top of my head....not sure if they're different enough for you. Have fun. :)
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
1 May 07
These are really good suggestions, thanks. Not ones that i would of thought of. I think the baby photo one would be good with teachers photos, kids would get a good laugh i think.