I am the secretary of my DD PTA. We are a very small school with around 400 students. We try to make the best out of the opportunities we have to give the kids a good time. However, we are struggling with ways to get parents to join or even volunteer. Last year we just asked if each parent could volunteer for 1 hour all year. We also offer the option to buy a golden ticket. It gets the child into all events for the year and its $20. Some of the activities we have are:
Purse bingo, Its $18 for 18 games. Comicon party for $10 per person, Free skate party's with $1 skate rentals, Movie nights free but we charge for concessions, Color run its free but we ask for parents to find a sponsor for each child who will donate 50 cents-$1 per lap. Carnival $3 for a game pass. We also do a santas shop for christmas every year. With gifts from 25 cents to $10
Our budget this year is $7000 and most of it was raised from Wendy's spirit nights or Sweet frog spirit night. So my question is, what do you do to help recruit members and volunteers? And what do you find is the most profitable way to make money for your child's school?
I am planning on doing some bake sales at Walmart this year, and also having our students make their own field day t-shirts in class. These I am hoping will help us bring the bar up. As $7000 seems like a lot of money, once we are done hiring acts, paying vendors, and the cost of decorations, the price becomes over whelming. Thanks in advance.
Heres some images from our comicon party this past year: