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Any ideas on how to raise money for an A+ student that wants to go 2 an italy trip that she was selected for BUT is costly???

My niece is 14 and she is a straight A+ student who has worked very hard to get where she is and she goes above and beyond to help others and volunteer. She has visited nursing homes and hospitals to support and volunteer help. She is a smart, bubbly, and humble young girl who has an future ahead of her and recently she was selected to go on a special trip to ITALY by the school but it is costly and and she wants to raise money somehow because she says its hard on her parents right now and even though they promised to get her that trip to italy she insists on raising part of it herself. Any ideas on what to do to raise money for her???? She already got a small part time job but it can't be fulltime because she goes to school in the mornings of course. PLEASE SEND THE IDEAS AD TIPS THIS WAY..........


Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Dec. 14, 2012 in Money & Work

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Answers (8)
  • A couple of crazy ideas that my dd's flag corp used to raise money to go to FL are:

    You go to the first house and ask for an egg. The 2nd house you go to and ask them to buy the egg. It's crazy but it worked for them.

    Another one was they had a list that listed 20 crazy things that they had to do. (sing their ABC's, stand on their head, etc) It was called what would you give me to.... and the person got to pick what the girl had to do.

    All total they raised a couple of thousand this way. Of course they went in pairs and never went in houses. Also a parent drove them around.

    Basically it was all donations but people got a laugh out of it instead of buying a bunch of junk that was over priced and they really didn't want.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • I know of young teens that have done babysitting to pay for their church retreats. Does she babysit? If so, then you can send a letter out to people that you know that have children (younger than her) and offer her services. This time of year is always hard to find a babysitter since there are holiday parties and stuff. It would be a great time to babysit.  When is this trip?  How much time does she have to raise the money?


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • There's not a lot of time left, but she could try setting up a gift wrapping fundraiser, where people pay her to wrap presents for them.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:24 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • A bake sale maybe?

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:20 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Running errands for neighbours

    Answer by winterglow at 9:22 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Dog walking or sitting during the holiday break. Some people take vacations and don't want to put their animals in a kennel. She could go and feed, walk and pick up after dogs or cats, obviously not overnight.

    If she has a friend that is as responsible as she is, she and her friend(s) could host a parent's night out where they would babysit a set number of kids for 3-4 hours while parents get to shop or have dinner. Buy two cheap pizzas, make the slices thin and serve milk or water. Have them do a craft and watch a movie. Charge $20 / child and $10 per sibling.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:29 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • The gift wrapping fundraiser idea sounds good, if she could pull it together in time. Otherwise I'd say babysitting. My oldest dd babysat to raise money for her trip to DC a few years ago. She made fliers and asked the neighborhood schools if she could post them on their bulletin boards and put a small ad in their newsletter. She explained what it was for, and the schools were glad to help.

    Does the school do any fundraising to help the students with the costs of the trip? The schools here do that. They will have several fundraisers to help cover the costs, and the money is split between the students who work those fundraisers.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:32 AM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Silent auction

    Answer by FreeForAll at 10:46 AM on Dec. 14, 2012