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Need Fund-raising ideas, please!

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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My son is on a travel baseball team and the expense of it is pretty high.  As a team we are trying to come up with some fund-raising ideas to help with the cost.  We are a brand new team, so we have to start from scratch with equipment and uniforms, plus all other expenses.  We are looking for unique fund-raising ideas.  The schools just about exhaust all of the fund-raising ideas and we are constantly selling something for school.  We would like to try and stay away from that.  So, what are your best fund-raising ideas?

Any help is very much appreciated!  Thanks so much!

by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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cajunjenn
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:48 PM

 What about plate lunches?

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northernmommy
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:49 PM

around here fundraisers are usually, spaghetti feeds, silent auctions, meat raffles, general raffles, ice fishing contests, donation jars. i'll try and think of more.

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Tawanda74
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:49 PM

 I can't seem to think of any other than the usual bake sale or car wash.. here's a bump

Good Luck!


briana_paige
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM

My school used to do this fundraiser through ceasars pizza. It always did really well. Here is the website.

www.pizzakit.com

soccerchik8287
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM

what about a car wash and bbq.....the kids could wash the cars and the parents can sell hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda to the people waiting for their car to be washed. Or you could do some type of carnival. Rent a blow up slide or bounce house for kids and have each parent set up a booth either selling something or with little games (like get rubber fish in a tub, and for $1 a kid can pick a fish and win a prize--or throw baseballs at pins to win a prize---you can get cheap prizes in bulk for the oriental trading company). The key to fundraisers is to advertise like crazy. Have parents hand out fliers at work and church and then post them around town in grocery stores and gas stations :)

guam_mama
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM

My church always made a lot of money with their community breakfasts and dinners. They would host a big community breakfast with pancakes and sausages ect....or a fish fry or a spagetti dinner and a lot of people would always show up. It was a nice way for the community to get together and bond and have a good time.

SophiaofLight
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM

#2 - Rubber Duck Derby
The Rubber Duck Derby is an easy and fun fund-raising event that can be scaled in size to fit your group's supporter base. The actual event, crazy as it may sound, involves racing rubber ducks down a local waterway.

Your local community "adopts" the ducks for a chance to win valuable donated prizes. Duck races have become a unique and profitable event for many charities.

Your group sells a ticket linked to a number that's painted on one of the racing rubber ducks. Depending on the prizes involved, tickets are priced somewhere between $5-$10 a ticket.

A standard size for a race is 3,000 rubber ducks, but you can adjust that up or down depending on the size of your group and the amount you need to raise.

Large plastic bags full of the ducks are simultaneously emptied into the water. The winning duck is the one that floats to the finish line first.

It adds a little extra zing to the old-fashioned raffle ticket sale. Prizes can also be awarded in various categories to add to the festivities. Many groups organize their "race" around a group picnic near the waterway and make a leisurely afternoon out of your fundraiser event.

A company called Great American Duck Races can supply you with everything you need.

Here's their website info: Duck Races 

http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/fundraising-events.htm

 

Another idea is a an auction. Get people to donate all sorts of things and have a silent auction. People seem to like that and it's a good way to raise money.

guam_mama
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM

another good way to raise money is a huge yard sale...it will help the parents w/ their spring cleaning too.

community ervice, the boys can clean yards, babysit, clean pools, sweep driveways for donations

cajunjenn
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:59 PM

We had a garage sale last year for our cub scout pack...made over $300!

Quoting guam_mama:

another good way to raise money is a huge yard sale...it will help the parents w/ their spring cleaning too.

community ervice, the boys can clean yards, babysit, clean pools, sweep driveways for donations


in love               playing soccer               butterfly on head
Marlin & Jenn        Seth                     Lillian
7-9-05                  1-30-01               12-20-04

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