School Fundraising Ideas

School Fundraising Ideas

School related fundraising can be tricky. Deciding what fundraiser is the best fit for your group is critical. There are lots of reasons to raise money for your school. Some schools hold fundraisers for books and supplies, extra curriculars, a new gymnasium, or even a new roof, a little extra funds can go a long way. Because let’s face it, it’s not always easy to deliver great education. But fundraising for your school can be easy when you have a few ideas to choose from and when you add in some scratch off fundraising envelopes you could raise even more. So check out some of these exciting school fundraising ideas to inject some extra cash into your projects.

Yard Sale

Everybody loves the chance to get rid of their pre-loved items to free up some space at home. Yard sales can be a fantastic way to get lots of parents and teachers involved to raise some funds for the school. Depending on the weather, you could hold the sale either outside in the parking lot or in your school gym. You could even increase funds by holding a bake sale at the same time.

Book Sale

A book sale can be the perfect way to raise funds to replace old books for new ones and can help to encourage students to read. You could even tie the book sale event with another event to increase foot traffic, such as holding it on the same day as your school yard sale or at the sidelines of one of your school’s sports games.


Auctions can be a great way of generating additional cash, especially if you have some items worth bidding on. Approach local businesses to see if they would like to donate items or services. Many local businesses will love the idea of having their products or businesses advertised because it generates publicity for them and shows that they support their local school and community. During the auction, you can also pass around scratch off fundraising envelopes to encourage extra donations to boost funds.

Christmas Cards

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you can have some of the school kids make or design Christmas cards. You could have winners from each class or year group whose designs will make it to print, and then you could sell those Christmas cards. Even if it’s not Christmas, you could have the students design greetings cards for the season or for birthdays. Work with a local printing shop who might give you a great deal or may even donate their services if you don’t have the facilities in your school. Scratch off fundraising envelopes could also be useful for this, as you can hand them out with the greetings cards.

Sponsored Silence

This could be much appreciated by parents and teachers. Having kids take part in a sponsored silence for a class or a few hours can be a great way to raise some money and encourage other means of communication. It can encourage kids to write down their thoughts and answers which could help them to retain some of the information that they’re learning.