Okay, well I did a really brave (or stupid) thing and signed up to chair the Fundraising for our local Elementary school this week. As I am a new parent with a first year student I don't even know what fundraisers are done at Elementary Schools. But I'm not afraid to do it. I just need some help.
What Fundraisers have you done at your Elementary school that you really liked and that brought in the most dollars?
Thanks to everyone who gave an idea. I didn't really want to close the question yet...ooops Anyone else have a good idea?
Answer by robinkane at 4:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by Mamaoftwingles at 4:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by dancinintherain at 4:59 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by liteofmine71 at 5:03 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Personally I HATE when the school pimps out the kids to buy crap.
Restaurant nights are nice... specially if they do take out. But the money trickles in... not a huge money maker.
Our big fundraiser of the year (nets about 60+K) is a carnival. It does require HEAVY parent volunteer participation but it is a fun time for the whole family and eliminates the kids the annoying door to door and bug the family crap that most schools do. We have fair type games, jumpies (make sure you are following insurance guidelines) and a silent auction.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Feb. 12, 2011