Fundraising can be stressful, especially if you are on a tight budget. Thankfully, there are more inexpensive fundraising options available to schools and non-profits than ever before. If you are ready to take your fundraiser to the next level without breaking the bank, here are five inexpensive fundraising ideas.
A bake sale is a great way to raise money and eat some delicious baked goods at the same time. When you partner with Claire’s Gourmet for your bake sale, you can get ready-to-bake cookie dough and treats that you can sell at a handsome profit to students, teachers, and interested parents at your school.
Crafts are an enjoyable fundraising activity, especially since they can be made from almost anything. If your craft fair will be during the holiday season, make ornaments or wreaths to sell. If it will be during the spring months, decorate Easter eggs or flower pots. You can get very creative for a craft fair and even use creations that the students make during art class to get a product to sell.
A Beverage Stand
A lemonade stand is a tried-and-true fundraising technique, but there are numerous different drink stands that you can experiment with. A hot chocolate stand or coffee stand would be great if it’s cold outside. If you are trying to raise money underneath the hot summer sun, hold a lemonade stand or an ice cream stand. There are so many different beverage stands you can do depending on who your target customer is!
Car washes are another classic fundraising method. As long as you have an open field or parking lot, you have a place where you can host a car wash. With a little bit of creativity, you could build a lot of buzz around your car wash. Dress students up in costumes or have your Little League team wear their team uniforms.
A Charity Sports Match
Whether you’re interested in a kickball game or a baseball game, a charity sports match is a fun way to raise money and get some exercise on the weekend. You can charge participants for joining a team, ask them to fundraise independently or charge game attendees for their tickets.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop fundraising strategies, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell, to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.