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Fundraising Ideas

Creative Financing & Fun Fundraising

Alternatives to Selling Candy for Schools, Sports, & Clubs

 

During nutrition education, students learn candy and other nonnutritive foods should be limited and eaten only occasionally.  Selling less nutritious food items for fundraising contradicts nutrition messages taught in the classroom, giving the impression that schools care more about making money that about student health.  Provided below are alternatives to selling candy for fundraising.

 

Things you can sell

  • Candles
  • Tupperware
  • Valentine Flowers
  • Greeting Cards
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • School Art Drawings
  • Gift Wrap, Boxes, Bags
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Gift Items
  • Coupon Books
  • Gift Cards
  • Holiday Wreaths
  • Gift Certificates
  • Stationary
  • Cookbooks
  • Balloon Bouquets
  • School Spirit Gear
  • Calendars
  • House Decorations
  • First Aid Kits
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Air Fresheners
  • Crafts
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Football Seats
  • Car Emergency Kits
  • Seasonal Flags
  • Pet Treats/Toys
  • Brick, Stone Memorials
  • Bumper Stickers
  • Jewelry
  • Christmas Trees
  • Stadium Pillows
  • Gift Baskets
  • Newspaper Space Ad
  • Music, Videos, CDs
  • License Plate Holder with School Logo
  • Flowers, Bulbs, Poinsettias
  • Fruit & Nut Baskets
  • Cheese/Beef Jerky

Things to Do

  • Gift Wrapping
  • Fun Runs
  • Walk-a-thons
  • Rent a Teen Helper
  • Car Wash
  • Bike-a-thons
  • Singing Telegrams
  • Talent Shows
  • Jump-Rope-athons
  • Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair
  • Read-a-thons
  • Carnivals
  • Dances
  • Workshops/Classes
  • Festivals
  • Recycling Projects
  • Golf Tournament
  • Bowl-a-thons
  • Skate Night
  • Auction
  • Magic Show
  • Raffle
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Tennis/Horseshoe Competition
  • Family/Glamour Portraits
  • Scavenger Hunt