Healthy Fundraising Ideas
Do you need some fresh, creative ideas for fundraisers at your school? Check out the 2016 Healthy Fundraiser Flyer for 10 great ideas to try and read below for information on some great ideas from Georgia schools that have been very successful. In addition, we have a list of resources and more fun ideas.
See what two school districts in Georgia are doing:
Carrollton City Schools:
- Spirit Wear Store: Our high school houses a sprit wear store that is open during the school year to all students, families and community members. The store has a variety of items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, car flags, magnets and gift certificates. They even sale “vintage” jerseys from our sports teams when the old jerseys are replaced with new. This fundraiser is growing as they market and acquire more products, but it has been very well received by all.
- Jingle Bell Jog (5k Run/Walk): This event is hosted annually by our Elementary School. It involves families in the school as well as families all around our community. They host this event the first weekend in December and have a Christmas costume contest and pictures with Santa.
- Singing Grams: Our High School Show Choir sales “singing valentines” and are planning to expand their offerings to other holidays and events.
- Holiday Hams, Turkeys and Fruit: Our High School Band has an annual sale open to the community providing holiday menu items such as hams, turkeys and fruit options. The items are presold, then ordered in bulk and delivered to a pick up site.
Burke County Schools:
- Using Georgia SHAPE Grant funding, our school nutrition program worked alongside the baseball Dugout Club to offer a healthy concession menu. This menu was featured alongside the traditional concession items, but proved to be a “home run” success. This was a way to test out (and prove!) that offering healthy concessions can work. Since project completion, other sporting teams within our district have requested a similar menu for their specific seasons.
Other Fundraising Ideas:
- Sell local, organic produce (“Farm Raiser”!)
- Organize a Walk-a-thon or Fun Run
- Organize a Read-a-thon
- Organize a Jump Rope-a-thon
- Sell smoothies instead of doing a bake sale (must meet SS rules)
- Sell roses for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day
- Sell fruit baskets
- Sell turkeys and hams during the holidays
- Sell school logo merchandise
- Offer a “family night” for your school at a local restaurant that gives back a certain percentage of revenue taken in that day
- Start a recycling program for items such as cartridges
- Sell pumpkins or holiday trees
- Organize a talent show or Battle of the Bands with admission fee
- Organize a basketball/sport event between students and teachers or teachers with teachers from another school in your area; sell promotional items for the event
- Hold a car wash
- Create a cook book with recipes from teachers and/or parents
- Organize a “pet wash” day
- Have a Parents Day Out and offer babysitting services
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