Contact_FullName: Minie

Contact_Email: miniesephton@hotmail.com

date:: 10/16/01

Area: fund-raiser

Idea:

Our pre-primary school have been making its own play-dough for the kids to play with. We are now selling it as a fundraiser through our tuck shop, fete's and any other possible opportunity. It is pre-packed in 25 gram containers. We make different colors and sell them individually, in packs of 3 colors and packs of 7 colors. This has proven so popular that other schools place orders with us us (special price per 1 Kg), churches are buying from us and re-sell it for their fund-raiser. We then give them a percentage of the profits. This is a wonderful way to involve parents. They pack the play-dough and help make it as well. This is a sure winner!!


Contact_FullName: DEBORAH

Contact_Email: debperry4@hotmail.com

date:: 9/21/01

Area: fundraising

Idea:

Our school raised money for their new playground equipment by placing large juice containers in each room. The program was named "Pennies for the Playground" Each class was to see how many pennies they could bring in. The class with the most was given a pizza lunch. We raised about $1000.


Name:
Diane 
Email:
dtoysnyc@aol.com

2-20-01

Our preschool recently had a fundraiser event and this year we used personalized children's books and it was terrific! We wanted to offer a fundraiser that would promote literacy and promote the joy of reading and Personalized Books USA helped us make it happen. They're great and their Website address is: www.personalizedbooksusa.com. We raised over $400.00. If you're looking for a fundraiser that will promote literacy, enhance a child's self-esteem, make reading and learning fun I strongly recommend Personalized Books USA!


Name:
Jenny
Email:
zacjenny@hotmail.com

1-13-01

The Burger King in our area has "benefits" to support area groups like Girl Scouts, M.O.P.S., etc.. All you do is arrange with the Burger King the date and time for example Friday the 5th from 3-5pm and they donate a percent of the sales during that time! You just need to get as many people as possible to eat there during that time so that you get the most money possible. The Burger King here says they did one for the Girl Scouts last month and the girls made $500 in those couple hours!!


Contact_FullName:
Meredith
Contact_Email:
Moms@MomsRUsClub.com

10-6-00

This is a Fundraiser that everyone who has ever gone to McDonald's will love! McDonalds will have a School night for your school. In our area our school system uses it a lot. McDonalds will have for example an Oakhurst Elementary Night. They donate to that school 25% of all monies that come in from 5 pm to 7 pm. This is generally one of McDonald's busiest times so the money can be quite great! Each area may have a different percentage that they donate. It seems to be about 20% to 25% as a general rule. All you need to do is go to the McDonald's nearest to the school or Pre-School and ask about their Fundraising program. Another thing that they do is the Class who has the most attendance gets an ice cream party! This helps bring in the students and their families in as well as the general public. Good Luck!


Contact_FullName:
Terri
Contact_Email:
brownsec@yahoo.com

9-17-00

We have a "bike-a-thon at our preschool. The children come to school with their tricycles, bicycles, or big wheels. We mark off a path around the school, so we don't have to cross any streets. The children go around until they are tired. This is usually 35 minutes. We give prizes for the best decorated bike, and for the most pledges brought in. Last year we raised over $700 with just 30 children.


Contact_FullName:
Kim
Contact_Email:
kimmee99999@yahoo.com

9-15-00

Have the best "photographer" amongst your staff, or the person with the best camera to take pictures of the children playing with their friends. After you have the pictures developed, paste the copies onto a poster board. Hang them in the hall and number each photo. Ask the parents to choose which photos they would like to have copies of and let them "order" them. If the picture costs you $1.00 to get copied, charge them $1.50 or more. Parents love pictures of their children and it's a great keepsake to remind their child of their Preschool Pals and it also let's the parents see who their pals are and what we do at Preschool.


Contact_FullName:
Ruth
Contact_Email:
minnowday@aol.com

9-14-00

Have your kids sell clocks in which you have taken out the original paper, traced the shape onto another paper. Have each child put their art onto it. Next insert it back into the clock. Photos would work too.


Contact_FullName:
Terri
Contact_Email:
tewksbury@cleanweb.net

7-21-00

I organized a school yard sale for the pre-school where I teach. I asked the parents to bring in items from home that they would be willing to donate to the cause. We had to set up a bigger area than we thought as the response from the parents was great! I went through and priced the items and let the parents as well as community know that the fundraising $$ was for field trips that summer. We teachers donated 4 hrs. of our time on a Sat. to the cause, as we wanted to have special field trips as well! We raised $385.00 in 4 hrs. Another thought, next time I do this I will have an igloo full of sodas for sale as well. It was a hot day! It is also a good way to promote your school to the community and pass out brochures to families at the "check out" stand.


Contact_FullName:
Nicky Morse
Contact_Email:
NickyMorse@aol.com

4-20-00

Taking an impression of a child's hand is one thing, but taking a complete 3D cast is another. At www.captainfunsrecreations.com they have some really cool 3D plaster casting kits. If you contact them, they are more than willing to work with you on a fundraising project that is definitely worth your time!


Contact_FullName:
Brooke
Contact_Email:
brooke204@hotmail.com

4-18-00

For a fundraiser the center that I work in is holding a cinema night. We found a small cinema that was willing to have us and we are holding a movie evening. To entice parents we are offering a supper that includes champagne and sandwiches. They are all looking forward to it.


Contact_FullName:
Kim
Contact_Email:
KBEeyore@aol.com

Date: 3-15-00

Cute ideas for individual class fund raising. Our class this year raised money for their class by having a Bake Sale. Each child was responsible for bringing in a baked good and on that particular day the sold it to the rest of the school during snack time. Our school consists of approx 60 kids and our class made over $150 towards their end of the year class trip. They learned to use their manners selling and how to count out change. We also had a jump-a-thon. Each child got pledges for amount of jumps on the mini tramp then collected the money. They made quite a bit on that one too.


Contact_FullName:
Kelly
Contact_Email:
coreilk@aol.com

2-23-00

I can't take credit for this idea, our preschool does this on an on-going basis. Scan children's art work and note cards out of them. Place the child's name and age on the back of the card along with the preschool's name. Our preschool packages them in a clear plastic bag tied up with a pretty ribbon. They make some with several works of the same child for family members (great at Christmas time) and some with various works of various children for the general public. It is a novel idea and people like the idea of purchasing note cards that are made by a child they know. (Most family members have a hard time using them, though. The ones that I have given are being framed by grandparents!)


Contact_FullName:
Ginger
Contact_Email:
gcol854178@aol.com

2-16-00

Have you ever wondered what to do with all the fabulous art work that the children create? This year in my head start classroom we decided to have an art auction. Many of the parents volunteered to make flyers and also worked with the children to create exciting masterpieces to sell. Many of the pieces will be framed and auctioned off. The starting bid to be $2.00. Will let you know the outcome.


Contact_FullName:
Madonna
Contact_Email:
munderland@hotmail.com

Date: 2-9-00

Our preschool has contracted with the high school football team to do the concession stands at all home football games. It only works out as a couple of evenings in the fall. We get a percentage of the profits. This year we made $1500.


Contact_FullName:
Melissa
Contact_Email:
KandMFelt@aol.com

Date: 2-7-00

A local preschool raised money by having a parent's night out. On a designated evening, parents brought their child in their PJ's with a pillow to the preschool. The staff provided a entertainment, a snack and a movie over the course of 2 to 3 hours. Parents paid $5 and hour and were able to leave and have a night to themselves knowing their children were in great hands. All the money parents paid for "babysitting" was used for items the preschool needed. Parents love it and so do the kids!!! Easy way to get parents involved and raise money.


 

Contact_FullName:
Carol
Contact_Email:
MainTwin@aol.com

Date: 1-27-00

For several years we've had a silent auction during our spring school carnival. We've asked for donations of theme baskets from our parents. Themes such as bird houses, exploration, beach, father's day, and gardening have been donated. Items that follow the theme of gardening could include garden gloves, small shovel, a spray attachment for the hose, seed packets, a seed catalog, a kneeling pad, a sun visor, etc. The basket could be a large flower pot. At the silent auction, a minimum bid was written at the top of each bid sheet. Then individuals write their name and their bid. During the evening folks would look at the sheet and raise their bids. We've had 20-25 baskets donated each year and raised about $700. It's easy _and_ lots of fun!


Contact_FullName:
Jessica
Contact_Email:
jsnader@ivillage.com

12-23-99

Joe Corbi's Pizza Kit Fund-raising. This was a very successful fundraiser for us! We were able to generate roughly $3,600 selling Joe Corbi's Pizza Kit's. In fact we have been getting dozens of phone calls asking us when we are going to sell the pizza kit's again. We made $6.00 profit per pizza kit sold which was great. They provided me with all the necessary forms we needed and even delivered at the time we requested. Distribution went very smoothly as the driver was very helpful. This is one fund-raiser we will be doing many times in the future.


Contact_FullName:
Teri
Contact_Email:
teri123@yahoo.com

idea

I recently contacted God Father's Pizza. They have a fundraiser which the children sell coupons for a large 2 topping or a med specialty pizza for $9 each. These would normally cost about $14. We get to keep $3 of that $9. Not a bad profit.

Date: 11-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Blair
Contact_Email:
bnbgreen@lvnworth.com

idea

This year at my daughter's church preschool the children all made beautiful leaf prints and cut out "frames" with construction paper to frame them with. They attached string on the back to hang them from. Then when the church had its annual fall festival, the prints were all hung on a board with their names on them and were sold for $3.00 each. What more wonderful way to raise money than that? Everyone would surely buy their own child's creation! And they were just beautiful. I thought that was the best idea I have seen in a while.

Date: 11-13-99


Contact_FullName:
Elizabeth
Contact_Email:
hopejf311@hotmail.com

idea

Although this may be hard for preschool children to do it would be hilarious if you could get their parents to participate. you have the children or parents get sponsors and see who can teeter-totter (or you can do rocking chairs) the longest. this can make for some great laughs and money. you could perhaps have parents and children trade off. (one group that did this had a break policy but you had to get someone to take your place and hope they can continue while you use the restroom, etc.) you could also give food to the people rocking (perhaps charge for this) and provide entertainment.

Date: 10-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Kathy
Contact_Email:
kpoluck@hotmail.com

idea

For the past three or four years, our school has held a "Christmas Shopping Days". Members of the PTA gather inexpensive items all year long to sell at the event. (Best deals are right after Christmas!) We get a group of volunteers to run the "store" and help the kids with their purchases. The teacher's use this event to help the children learn counting and math skills. Parents love it because this frees up some time in which they don't have to take the kids out themselves! And the kids LOVE it because they are picking out gifts for their family, and it's all kept a secret! This has been an excellent fundraiser for us, very worthwhile!


Contact_FullName:
Tania
Contact_Email:
taniametzner@netscape.net

idea

Every year we have a "Carnival". Each class has three booths. We get cute little prizes out of magazines and the kids and parents get to spend some time together at school. We have cup cake walks, fishing, duck pond, face painting, all that regular carnival stuff. We also had door prized donated from parents and local businesses. Last time we had over$800 dollars for computer software. It was really cool.

Date Posted: 9-23-99


Daylene
daylene@perpetualpreschool.com

9-23-99

Here's a fun idea that I am going to try during the Fall/Harvest/Halloween season.  Buy a bunch of pumpkins and have the children decorate them with paint, yarn, hats, glasses, etc.....  Be creative.  When all the pumpkins are done, either have an auction or just put them up for sale. 


Contact_FullName:
Renee

Contact_Email:
rrrrd@bellsouth.net

idea

A great fundraiser that we have done beginning this school year is a clothing sale. Parents donate good clean clothing, toys and books. The Preschool takes what they can use first and then a sale in Sept. Preschool gets 50% and other 50% goes to the Children's Clothing Closet for underprivileged children in our County. One of the parents head it up and make sure the items are in good condition. As director all I had to do was take in the donations for her to pick up.

Date: 9-9-99


 

Name:
Barb
Email:
Cugnik@aol.com

Date: 7-24-99

I have 2 ideas that have been very successful for our pre-school.The first one is a Pizza Party. Last year, we made $700. We got a deal on pizzas from a chain restaurant. In the past, we made our own. The other idea is a Kidsfair. We had a lot of booths such as a duck pond, tattoo parlor, spin art, fishing hole, basketball and bowling, just to name a few. We had a few acts(reptile show, magician...) and we put together lunch bags to sell at a small fee. The children could buy individual tickets, or for $5 they could play all they wanted. It was a blast!


 

Name:
Jodi
Email:
madden@flash.net

Date: 7-24-99

I work for an advertising company and we get involved with fundraising projects allot. We have done imprinted T-shirts, car antenna toppers, shoestrings, pencils and woven bracelets with much success. We recently started offering leisure travel and cruise packages to schools and churches with MUCH success. A portion of the travel commissions are donated to the school. This doesn't have to be a group travel effort; however, this type of thing can generate money very quickly. Any travel(by parents, groups, etc) can be used to bring in revenue. This can really bring in lots of money for organizations. If interested, email me and I'll send you an information packet.


Name:
Felice Davis
Email:
kitchenprincess@hotmail.com

Date: 7-12-99

The Pampered Chef has a GREAT cookbook fundraising program. It's a refreshing change from the standard candy fundraisers and it's so easy to raise the money you need; the cookbooks practically sell themselves. My son's preschool had a Cookbook Fundraiser last fall and earned their target goal of $1,000, and it was a lot of fun!!! E-mail me, and I'll send you all the information you need to get started.


 

Name:
Karalee Graves
Email:
billkara@prodigy.net

Date: 7-12-99

I teach at a special needs preschool, and we participated in a fundraiser through Home Interior. We sold a variety of scented candles in two different sizes. The smaller candles were $5.00 and we received a $1.00 for each one sold. The larger candles were $15.00 and we received $3.00 for each one sold. In a two week period, we made over $2000.00 that went toward computer equipment. It was a wonderful and easy fundraiser. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at billkara@prodigy.net


Name:
Ann
E-Mail:
spencehoole@prodigy.net

Date: 6-28-99

Check with Dorling Kindersley Family Learning for a distributor in your area. DK publishes the Star Wars books, as well as preschool through adult reference and reading books. These are available for fundraisers and sell quite well, with the school receiving either books or money. Parents love the quality, children are captivated by the pictures, and families will appreciate that their purchase benefits your school!


Name:
Dan
Email:
dangreenhill@hotmail.com

Date: 6-1-99

Here's a fundraiser that will help people SAVE money! You can sell long distance service to your school's supporters. I know a company that has INCREDIBLE rates, and will give you 6-10% of your supporters' phone bills EACH MONTH! This can really add up, especially if you sign up some business accounts. Do something once, get paid MONTHLY! Email me for more info.


 

Name:
Carla
Email:
kbidwell@iquest.net

Date: 6-1-99

Our preschool is currently conducting a great fundraising project. We call it "GIVE & TAKE". On a big foam board located outside of the classroom families can post services they are willing to GIVE or services they want to TAKE. Each service has a pledged donation amount that will go to the preschool. When a family selects a service they remove the pledge card and present it to the author. Examples are: to GIVE - babysitting @ $5 an hour, a home cooked meal delivered to your home for $20, a day with the teacher for $30. To TAKE - furniture moving @ $75, Saturday babysitting for a $25 donation, "taxi service home" for two children @ $10 a week. And because these are donations to the school families can claim them on their taxes. The list continues to grow and is a perfect fundraiser for our cooperative preschool.


 

Name:
Mary
Email:
everclear@mcsi.net

Date: 6-1-99

Some of the things that we have done are trike-a-thons, silent auctions, 50/50 drawings, drawings with prizes donated by different businesses, pizza cards.


 

Name:
Pamela
Email:
pamelacp@email.com

Date: 6-1-99

Hi!!! My Date: 6-1-99 for a fundraiser is through The Country Peddlers and Company of America (CPCA). I am an independent sales person with CPCA, and have had many inquiries about fundraising. CPCA offers a wide variety of hand-crafted country collectibles, ranging from pottery, afghans, prints, candles, baskets and more. 85% of our merchandise is made in the USA. The merchandise sells itself, and anyone interested would have an ample supply of catalogs to hand out to people. The profit is 10% cash from CPCA, and I also personally match the amount dollar for dollar, raising it to 20%. Anyone interested, please contact me at pamelacp@email.com. GOOD LUCK!!!


 

Name:
JENNIFER
Email:
JLPCO@AOL.COM

Date: 6-1-99

I HAVE SEVERAL GREAT GIFT CATALOGS FOR FUNDRAISERS. THEY ARE PRODUCTS BY HOUSE OF LLOYD, WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD. THEY HAVE SOME REALLY GREAT GIFTS FOR ALL YEAR ROUND. ONE CATALOG IS FLOWERS!!!! WHICH WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE MOTHERS DAY TIME!!! THE ORGANIZATION MAKES FROM 40% TO 55% OF THEIR SALES DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT SOLD. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A FREE BROCHURE!!!


 

Name:
Deedra
Email:
millers@tca.net

Date: 6-1-99

I teach at a Headstart program & our parents group raised about $400 in just two weeks. They simply asked parents & community businesses to donate items, anything from homemade to store bought, and sold raffle tickets for $1 each. The top item was a cake with $25 in the middle of it.


 

Name:
Kelly
Email:
Way2Party@aol.com

Date: 6-1-99

I teach preschool dance. Our favorite fundraiser is selling "special customer" memberships which entitle the special customer to discounts on birthday parties "in a box" which include everything for a party of 8 to 100 and toys and costumes. For each membership sold, the preschool receives $20.00 out of $50.00. The person purchasing the preferred customer receives big discounts off everything in the party catalog. Birthday party themes include Blue's Clues, Elmo, Sesame Street, etc. Working parents love these party supplies, If you are interested in how we work this in our preschool dance program, you can e-mail me. Kelly


 

Name:
DENNIS
Email:
djbandy@yahoo.com

Date: 6-1-99

We have schools and day care centers ordering our scratch cards for easy fundraisers. We also have schools getting ready to start a Lollipop Day. This is an easy way to secure much needed funds in a way that the children and teachers love! E-mail us with your mailing address and we will send you an info packet.


 

Name:
mona
Email:
 

Date: 6-1-99

In a town near where I live, the public library raised allot of money with this simple idea. They asked town workers and private citizens--everyone and anyone in town who drove or owned a large truck, tractor, earth mover etc. to park their vehicles in the library parking lot on a Sunday afternoon. They roped the lot off and charged admission. They posted flyers and signboards around their town and neighboring towns and sent out news releases. Hundreds of families came with their young children to see fire trucks, ambulances, dump trucks, backhoes. Some proud owners polished up their vehicles for the occasion and stood bye to answer the kids questions or even let them climb in or on the vehicle.


 

Name:
Maureen
Email:
DKFLRepMP@aol.com

Date: 6-1-99

As a State Preschool teacher and A DKFL representative I know the value of a dollar and a good book. One very popular fundraiser I've done for schools and private daycare centers is a DK book look. Catalogs and order forms are included as well as incentive awards. School receives 30% in products. It's best to announce it at open house or back to school night. Have samples available. Anyone hosting a book look (like a Tupperware party) in their home could donate their award to the school and still receive a gift. No minimum sales required. If you have $500.00 in sales you earn $150.00 in books, videos, CD-ROMS, games, stickers ect. (Anything from our fulline catalog). Want more information e-mail me at DKFLRepMP@aol.com


Name:
Natalie
E-Mail:
JMbb915205@aol.com
 

Date: 4-18-99

Had enough of the same old book sales? Kids love books and we have kid kits that include the book and supplies. i.e. Fancy Hairbraiding includes embroidery threads, Card Tricks include a deck of cards. We have Spotter Guides, Sticker Books, Drawing, Swimmming and Tennis and more. Some of these activities could be displayed at any school function where the children would be included and parents could see how exciting our books are. Your organization will earn 50% of the sales and the selection is only from 24 titles, so it makes decisions much easier thus having orders completed much quicker. Contact me and I would be glad to tell you more.


Name:
Lisa Wolske
E-Mail:
chapdoc@qtm.net
 

Date: 4-18-99

Tupperware has a wonderful fundraiser for all ages. At 40% profit, no stocking, sorting, or ordering you can't go wrong. I do all the ordering, packing-all the kids do is sell a lifetime guaranteed product!! Please contact me for more information.

Name:
Ann
E-Mail:
athacker@ibm.net
 

Date: 4-18-99

Before Christmas I ran two very successful fund raisers selling cooperative games - one for a nursery school and one for a preschool playgroup. Thidea of cooperative, not competitive, play was easy to promote and the timing was right. The nice thing about this kind of fund raiser from an administrative point of view is that it can easily be run by only one or two people - it does not require a lot of volunteer hours. The company I dealt with is called Family Pastimes - they have been in the business of making cooperative games for about 25 years and have won many awards for their products. You can email them for details at fp@superaje.com Good luck and have fun!


Name:
Lisa
E-Mail:
daniel.shea@newideass.sdhc.k12.fl.us
 

Date: 4-18-99

I am an Independent Avon Rep. as well as a preschool teacher. At our center we have done Avon Fundraisers for 2 years now and they have been wonderful. It is so nice for families to choose from products which they actually can use such as skin care, make-up, clothing, gifts, jewelry and toys and religious items. The profits are anywhere between 30-45% of total sales and the fundraisers go for about 2 weeks. If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail me. I am in Clearwater, FL but would be happy to help in other areas or give you a referral. Happy Fundraising!


Name:
Dan
E-Mail:
dangreenhill@hotmail.com
 

Date: 4-18-99

Here's a fundraiser that will help people SAVE money! You can sell long distance service to your school's supporters. I know a company that has INCREDIBLE rates, and will give you 6-10% of your supporters' phone bills EACH MONTH! This can really add up, especially if you sign up some business accounts. Do something once, get paid MONTHLY! Email me for more info.


Name:
Carla
E-Mail:
kbidwell@iquest.net
 

Date: 4-18-99

Our preschool is currently condicting a great fundraising project. We call it "GIVE & TAKE". On a big foam board located outside of the classroom families can post services they are willing to GIVE or services they want to TAKE. Each service has a pledged donation amount that will go to the preschool. When a family selects a service they remove the pledge card and present it to the author. Examples are: to GIVE - babysitting @ $5 an hour, a home cooked meal delivered to your home for $20, a day with the teacher for $30. To TAKE - furnature moving @ $75, Saturday babysitting for a $25 donation, "taxi service home" for two children @ $10 a week. And because these are donations to the school families can claim them on their taxes. The list continues to grow and is a perfect fundraiser for our cooperative preschool.


Name:
Mary
E-Mail:
everclear@mcsi.net
 

Date: 4-18-99

Some of the things that we have done are trike-a-thons, silent auctions, 50/50 drawings, drawings with prizes donated by different businesses, pizza cards.


Name:
Cori
E-Mail:
hudson@alloymail.com
 

Date: 3-14-99

For a great fundraiser: Make 2 or 3 dozen sugar cookies. If there is a holiday that is close by, you could make the cookies out of a certain shape, such as a heart for Valentine's or a tree for Christmas. Then give the kids a plastic knife or spoon and some icing and let them decorate away. Very fun and easy to do!!


Name:
Rhonda
Email:
Rhondawalk@aol.com
 

Date: 12-21-99

Every year our school has a winter festival. In addition to a chili supper, games, coke walk, etc. we have an auction. The items auctioned off are baskets containing items of a certain theme.(Bath, picnic, game, college, baby, etc.) Each class draws the name of a theme and collects donated items for their basket. When the baskets are auctioned, the proceeds go to the school and the class whose basket brought in the most money wins a pizza party.


Name:
Selena
E-Mail:
jeffp@premier1.net
 

Date: 1-19-99

Our preschool sells holiday wreaths each year. People who would usually buy a wreath from a nursery or hardware store, are happy to invest in our preschool especially when they are getting the same thing.


Name:
Jill
E-Mail:
jmd@megalink.com
 

Date: 1-19-99

I have found an excellent Fundraising program for early childcare centers. Lauri Incorporate, a wonderful educational toy manufacturer in Maine, offers cash profit on the sale of manipulatives, puzzles, and craft kits. They have an easy step by step program that only takes 2 weeks from start to finish. They never backorder and they ship very fast. You can make from 10%-33.3% in CASH profit depending on your sales. They even give each child a mini-puzzle sample to help with sales. I would recommend them to any center that wants to raise money while offering parents a chance to buy educational toys. You can get more information by calling Lauri Fundraising @ 800-451-0520


Name:
Lisa
E-Mail:
lcorri@hotmail.com
 

Date: 1-19-99

We are going to ask our parents to donate their Canadian Tire money. We will then be able to buy toys or another things for our daycare. We are even going to get the community involved by putting boxes in different locations and getting the local newspapers to do a story on us! (Free publicity!) I will let you guys know how it turns out!


Name:
Felice Davis
Email:
felicedavis@hotmail.com
 

Date: 1-9-99

I am a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant. They have a great cookbook fund-raiser plan. We did it with my son's preschool and they earned over $1,000. There is a lot of potential with this fund-raiser. I'd love to help your preschool earn money they need! Contact me at: felicedavis@hotmail.com I'll send you the information, and help you get on your way to earning the needed money for your program.


Name:
Michael
Email:
mlmcelular@aol.com
 

Date: 1-7-99

In regards to fundraising ideas, I came across a site that will probably be valuable if you are looking for fundraising ideas. It is located at:

http://www.fundraising-ideas.com (it is called The Fundraising Bank)

It is probably worth a shot to visit it. I found it to be useful.


Name:
Susan
Email:
SBrown8579

Date: 12-9-98

Avon Fundraiser--We only had 11 parents participate and our school made $700.00 in two weeks. Ask a parent who sells Avon to find out the information from their district manage. The Avon rep should call different business to donate gift certificates, movie tickets, and the rep should offer a gift basket. The parents that participated really enjoyed selling the Avon products. If you are in Broward county, Florida, e-mail me and I will get you in contact with the sales rep that our school used. She was g-r-e-a-t. The parents are asking to do another sale, soon.


Name:
rachel
Email:
rachlskids@aol.com
 

Date: 12-9-98

I am a home daycare provider serving 5 families. I look for different items, not the typical candy & wrapping paper. We did a fund-raiser this past spring selling flower bulbs. We got to keep 50%of the total sales & earned $400 profit in just over a week!! People like this because they usually purchase the bulbs in the spring anyway. They also offer fall bulbs for fundraising. If anyone is interested in this idea, I would be happy to send you the info.


Name:
Kristine
Email:
kristine@bright.net

Date: 12-1-98

A great Fundraiser is from a company called CPCA. It offers a wide variety of country collectible that EVERYONE will enjoy. They carry candles, refresher oils, afghans, pillows, crafts, personalized ornaments & signs, pictures and much more. They offer 10% of your subtotal order in cash. Some demonstrators even offer to purchase extra items for your center if you reach a certain dollar amount. In addition, they provide each student with their individual catalogues and order forms....when you get the Fundraiser each child's order is individually sorted by their customer! Wow!


Name:
Jolanthe Erb
Email:
jerb@rockingham.k12.va.us

Date: 11-21-98

The kindergarten and preschool class in my school worked together to make cinnamon ornaments during their activity times. We baked them and then sold the ornaments to those in the school. The profit is used to by gifts for needy children, so we all take a field trip to the mall to pick out our gifts for the child. It's fun and the kids also learn about sharing with others who aren't as fortunate as they are.


Name:
Jolanthe
Email:
jerb@rockingham.k12.va.us

Date: 11-21-98

One of our first grade classes had a popcorn sale that ran for about four days for a few hours a day - early morning and at lunch time. Plastic bags, popcorn, oil, etc. were all donated to the classes and a popcorn maker was borrowed from a local civic group. Lots of popping is involved at 25 cents a bag, but they made over $300 dollars.


Name:
Diana
Email:
USAFLadyDi@aol.com

Date: 11-19-98

I am the director of a church preschool. Each fall the Sunday School Director and I ask our teachers for a list of items they'd like to have in their classroom. We place those items on a bulletin board. This year's theme was "Go Nuts for the Kids". We had an oak tree with fall colored leaves and a squirrel holding an acorn. Each "wish list" item was written on a separate acorn. Parents and church members are encouraged to choose an acorn off the board, purchase the item and return it to the church. We even include big ticket items. Last year someone purchased a table top laminator! This year's board has been up about 10 day and half the acorns are gone! Next month's board will be a thank you card made by the children.


Name:
Teresa
Email:
overholt@usit.net

Date: 11-7-98

Make a recipe book and write the real recipe and on the back let the preschooler write their recipe for the same food dish and perhaps draw a picture. Compile all the recipes and put together a recipe book and market it.


10-23-98

Name: Linda
E-Mail: Jamesjoa@ici.net

We are currently running a great fund-raiser which is bringing in quite a bit of money. We purchased a $50 dollar gift certificate for a romantic dinner at a fine local restaruant and added $20 cash to cover the cost of a babysitter. We provided each family with raffle tickets that only they could purchase...enrolled families only.  Parents just love the idea of the chance to win a free night out ALONE!


10-6-98

Name: Trinity
E-Mail: vanderley@ozemail.com.au

Ask parents to donate a $1 or $2 lottery 'Scratchy' each. Purchase a small tree or potplant and attach all of the scratchies to the leaves with pegs etc. You then raffle the tree off like a normal raffle. The winner gets the tree and all of the scratchies (which could have tens of thousands of dollars on them - a great incentive for people to buy tickets). Good luck.


9-24-98

Name: Tara
E-Mail: kaylee@epix.net

We have a Preschool Fall Mum Sale at our school. We contacted a local nursery and got the mums for $2.25 each and then sold them for $5.00 each or 3 for $13.00.We sent home order forms and collected money in advance. We also took 100 Mums on consignment to sell at our Church Bazaar that day. We did very well with this and plan on doing it again this fall.


9-23-98

Name: Allyson
E-Mail: Allyson_C@Hotmail.com

My idea for fundraising is to get every parent to bring in a favorite recipe and if permissible a picture of their child,or a crafty fun page to add to the book .allow the children to make their own picture for the front of each book,that way each child was involved in the making of their own personal cookbook. you've created a fabulous recipe cookbook from your very own preschool.Its a neat idea and money permissible ideas to create for this is unlimited.I know last year we had a wonderful time planning and making each book.When we finished,we had each child add his/her name to the book,we cut side holes to bind book together and luckily we had extra money to laminate the front and back pages.We sold 45 books at $3.00,and people today are still asking if we will do it again this year.


8-18-98

Name: Trisha

E-Mail: NHTrisha@aol.com

Our Family Child Care Association has done a wonderful fund-raiser. It was selling Lauri puzzles and products, which all preschoolers love anyway. Your group gets to keep 10 - 33% of the sales, depending on how much you sell. We easily hit the 30% mark with only 5 provider homes participating. we then split it so that each provider got 10% of her sales to put toward the cost of attending the local conference, the rest went to the association. We will definitely do it again this year. It is only available to do in the fall, perfect for Christmas. The number to call is 1-800-451-0520. Sherry Hinkley is the fundraising coordinator. Happy sales!


7-22-98

Name: Sandra

E-Mail: adams@gibralter.net

Our preschool has held a yard sale for the past three years and we have been able to raise over $2,000.00 each year. We have been able to buy new playground equipment and cubbies for our rooms. The parents help mark the items ahead of time and we have plenty of moms, dads, grandmothers, etc. that come out on Saturday morning and help with the sale and afterwards, any thing that is left over is donated to various charities.


7-17-98

Name: kelly

E-Mail: pow@iline.com

We hold a Breakfast with Santa in December. We serve pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk and juice. A dad dresses up as Santa and we sell pictures of the children with Santa. The children perform the Christmas Story and sing carols. It not only raises money it's a lot of fun.


6-30-98

Name: Melissa

E-Mail: dmmalm@chickasaw.com

Our center host a Saturday morning presentation of workshops for other child care providers in the area. This is our fourth year to host what has become an annual event. We charge $10 registration. This year we have 20 different presentations scheduled. I contact local and area trainers, and ask them to do either something they already have put together, or a presentation they are working on to present at a larger conference and would like to try out. A make and take is always scheduled at an extra cost. Please e-mail me if you would like more information.


6-30-98

Name: Sheila

E-Mail: sheila@conc.tds.net

Try this 'new and different' type of fund-raiser-- A HOP-A-THON. This is how it works: Each child with the help of his/her parents use a pledge sheet and visit family and friends to ask for a small pledge (or donation) for each hop the child can do in a period of two minutes. On the day of the "Hop" a volunteer parent records the number of hops on a collection envelop and then the child/parent collects the monies. I have raised a total of $3907.00 in the last three years: $1200.00+$1721.00+$986.00. I also expect to do well again this year. There's a couple of things I especially like about this type of fund-raiser: The children are involved from the very beginning, there is no start-up costs, no risks of losses and very little added work for busy staff.


6-24-98

Name: Fiona

E-Mail: trouble@keira.hotkey.net.au

We have been making batches of cooked playdough dividing it into three and selling it to parents and friends for two dollars in sealable sandwich bags. Has done very well and later in the year we plan to take it to the local street fair.


6-14-98

Name: Adrienne

E-Mail: GloryLight@AOL.com

Preschool Pennydrive - Each summer our school participates in a penny drive. Each class is in competition against each other. We each have large jars located outside the office which our class has decorated. The idea is to earn the most money for your class. Pennies count FOR your class. Silver counts AGAINST your class. Dollars counts FOR your class. We earn a lot of money each year for playground toys and have some good fun with each other! I just love dumping silver in other people's jars! Each class comes out a winner. Last place classes get ice cream cones as prizes. The Second place class receives a sundae with whipped cream, syrup, bananas, the works! The class in first place wins a pizza party and sundaes! YUMMY!!!


6-14-98

Name: caroline

E-Mail: caroline@orchardserv.demon.co.uk

We produce calendars with pictures of the children. I scan in the photo and email it to my sister who does the work then emails it back to me and I print it and laminate it. They're lovely and great for grandparents and those who you don't know what to get for. If you're interested contact me at caroline@orchardserv.demon.co.uk


6-7-98

Name: Sheilah

E-Mail: joremy@juno.com

We are having a Parent's Night Out on June 13 to raise startup money for a new Children's Day Out program at my church.Preschool Board Members and teachers hired so far are going to provide a fun night for kids. No set charge for the night,just donations. The response has been overwhelming.


6-6-98

Name: Cindy

E-Mail: heck@caves.net

We purchased 10 pink plastic flamingos (lawn decorations). We picked 10 yards in our community to be the lucky recipients. In order to get the flamingos out of their lawn, they had to call the phone number attached to their neck (along with all the pertinent information of course) and for a $10 donation, they could have the flamingo removed and sent to a yard of their choice. We did this for a month and moved them daily. Takes allot of organization, but it was lots of fun and we raised about $1200. We are a rather small community (7,000). You can email for more information and any questions.


5-13-98

Name: Teri

E-Mail: teri123@yahoo.com

We are doing a neat simple fund-raiser this year. Throughout the year whenever I take pictures I always go somewhere I can get doubles for free. I used the doubles to make a pre-school memory book. At the spring program we sell raffle tickets for this photo book. The parents really want this book that shows everything their child did in pre-school this year.


4-19-98

Name: Eunike

E-Mail: niketim@e-z.net

Collect easy, healthy recipes for kids. Put them all in your preschool cookbooks and sell them to parents of your kids or other parents.


3-26-98

Name: Angie              E-Mail: angiewilson@sprintmail.com

I do have a Tupperware fund-raiser each year, which usually buys us some new toys and art supplies for my home day care. This year we had a Scholastic Book Fair in which I had 300 books shipped to my home by the Scholastic Preschool Div. in Fla. It was buy one get one free. Between my day care families, neighbors and all my day care friends, we sold $600. worth of books and received $75. in books for my day care.


3-17-98

Name: Jill, Development Director of the Tri-State Children's Center

E-Mail: laugrove@warwick.net

We had a pumpkin festival in November. A Board Member donated pumpkins for the children to paint. One of our "talented" community leaders donated his time and templates for the children to follow. The Board Member and friends of the Board baked all "pumpkin" baked goods. We had a pumpkin pie bake-off that was judged by our local celebrity cooking school teacher. We served pumpkin pie along with hot beverages. We also ran a 50/50 and had a gourmet fruit basket on display that we sold chances on. We had hay bales for seats for the kids. we had corn stalks to tie around the tent poles--it was a wonderfully festive day that made us $1,000. and with 100% of all supplies and expenses underwritten- the entire amount went into the treasury. Since this hasn't been done before, it was a novelty event. It was also only our first year doing it- this year will be much better..we learned many things from our "first one".. any suggestions as to how we could enhance our activity would be welcome and appreciated.


2-23-98

Name: Lenora             E-Mail: shilston_l@popmail.firn.edu

We are a Pre-K Center with 6 classes. This year each class has taken a month to "pull together" a theme basket. We send home 10 tickets (Wal-mart- $4.00) with each of the 98 students and ask them to sell each for 50�. We have a had the following baskets- Relaxation, Coffee and Choc. Super Bowl, Christmas & New Years and Sweetheart. We made $550. on the Sweetheart Basket this month. It's the way to go.


2-13-98

Name: Sally                 E-Mail: Spiny002@aol.com

Have a "Baby Daze" Consignment Sale. Your preschool provides the space and your young parents bring in used baby items, toys and clothing. The school gets 40% and the sellers get 60% of all sold items. Your school can make quick cash! This requires organization but is much cheaper and requires less volunteer staffing than school carnivals and most other fund raisers.


2-11-98

Name: Blanche              E-Mail: wilsonb@apsu02.apsu.edu

Each Spring we conduct a "Yard Sale" on the front lawn of our campus center. Parents donate items they are no longer  using for this sale; we also get a lot of participation from other departments on campus. This works out really well and could net you $500++ with nothing but volunteer time and donations invested. (OOPS, we do spring for the couple of bucks it costs to advertise in the local newspaper).


2-10-98

Name: Terry               E-Mail: daltontb@earthlink.net

In the past we have held a fund-raiser for wild life! We live near a wonderful nature center and they are responsible for caring and releasing wild birds such as a falcons and owls after caring for them. A few must remain at the center, due to injuries or the inability to live in the wild. We decided it would be a worthy cause to "adopt" a falcon or an owl. The cost would be minimal ($75.00 or so) and in return the center would have the wonderful birds of prey visit us! We decided to do an art auction and bake sale for the parents. The children worked very hard baking at school and doing some wonderful artwork,worthy of framing! On the day of the sale, we positioned the children at the tables so they could be responsible for collecting the donations. No set prices were given, and we were amazed HOW generous our wonderful parents were! How wonderful it was to teach the children about birds of prey and how to help out and take care of a living thing. The children also did "chores" at home and could donate what they made to our donation can! We positioned a bell beside the can and the children could announce their donation drop by sounding the bell during arrival time. We always had a group meeting so we could discuss what wonderful helpers they had been at home We received beautiful photos of the "new members" of our center, and the children are so proud that they could help feed and shelter such beautiful creatures. This actually became a project that lasted for several weeks along with the study of wings,feathers,talons, and even owl pellets!!


Name: Miriam           E-Mail: hipp@ptd.net

I teach at a small preschool--2 groups of 12 children each. We have had great luck doing a Chinese Auction/Celebrity Auction each Spring. The parents sign up to visit area businesses to ask for donations of items or services for the Chinese Auction. We live in a small rural area but have had up to 300 items donated. Often the "crafty" parents make and donate items of their own. For the celebrity auction, my husband sends letters on the preschool letterhead to celebrities of all kinds; NASCAR drivers, movie stars, TV stars, writers, politicians, etc. and the response has been overwhelming. Auctioning services are provided free by a friend of the preschool for the Celebrity auction and we hold it right after the Chinese auction. Every year the attendance grows and so do the profits. Last year we made close to $2000 profit! If anyone would like any further details, please contact me at my e-mail address.


Name: Denise    E-Mail: DHand1421@aol.com

In our school we put together a school calendar. Each grade was given a month and we chose the best picture from each class to put in the calendar. It was really fun and the parents thought it was a great idea. We sold ALLOT since everyone needs a calendar.


Submitted by:  Kastoria10

Being on the PTA we have tried many,many fund raising ideas. Bingo, festivals but our most successful fund-raiser has been our Fashion Show...We have local vendors provide clothing for the shows, but our feature models are the children ......Though the show is mainly adults, we do feature our children and believe me they take the show...This Fashion show nets us about 12,000 dollars...Easy money.......


Submitted by:  Daylene            E-mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

Kidnap The Director

"Kidnap" the center director on a Saturday morning (with his or her prior approval, of course).  Call all the parents in the preschool to pledge the ransom money so the director can be freed.  This fund-raiser works great and the parents get a big kick out of it!


Name: Carol                E-Mail: smartfunds@mia.net

I have been a home daycare provider for 19 years and have loved being home to raise my children. Recently, I began another business as an offshoot of my Smart Fun Family Daycare. This new business is $martfund$ and is dedicated to useful, practical and common sense fund raisers. I have had great success with daycare providers and preschools with a company that offers wonderful children's and adults books, CD-ROM's, videos and games. These items are especially well suited for preschools - the selection is wonderful and we offer truly something for everyone. I would love to send you more information and a catalog about this and several other wonderful ideas I have. Please email me as I don't have my page set up yet! Thank you.


Name: Michelle             E-Mail: skittle1@erols.com

Our Pre-School at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel HeadStart is having a Tupperware fund-raiser.  We will receive 35% of the profits.


Name: Susan                        E-Mail: spicher@tstonramp.com

Each year we do two fund-raisers. We go for the "big bucks" because I do not like continually going to my parents for more and more money. We make class quilts each year that have the participation of each  student and the parents divide up the cost of making the quilt. We then use a silent auction method and auction off the quilts at the end of the school year. We have them open for bids during our graduation/spring program and the entire week following the program. They usually go for anywhere from  $200-$800. It depends completely on the size and quality as well as the "art"  value of the particular quilt. We have five classrooms so it makes a nice little bit of change.

Our second fund-raiser is a "Trike-a-thon". It is exactly what it sounds like. The children get donations per lap that they will ride on the trikes on a given day or flat donations. We paint a special trike path in our parking lot and hold the ride during the school day and invite the parents to come at specific times to cheer for their child's class. One year we did it on a Saturday which is good for all the working parents. Our first year we raised about $1000.00 this  past year which was our 4th year we made almost $4000.00 profit. I'll be happy to give more info on either of these if you would like to contact me.


Name: Eva               E-Mail: EFREIM@aol.com

We use the Trumpet Club Book Orders to build up our school library. Parents love the opportunity to purchase great children's book for their children at low prices and being able to help out our preschool at the same time!


Submitted by:  Daylene            E-mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

Kid's Recipe Book

Involve the whole school in writing a book of the children's favorite recipes.  This is a hilarious and profitable fund-raiser.  Ask each child in the school to tell you:

1.  What they are going to cook

2.  What ingredients they will need

3.  How do they make their recipe

4.  How do they cook their recipe

5.  Draw a picture of what they want to cook

Write the children's responses down exactly as they tell them to you.  Compile the recipes into a book and sell them to parents, friends, etc.


Submitted by:  Daylene            E-mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

At the parent cooperative preschool I taught at, we had a silent auction/dinner that was very popular.  We would go out into the community and ask businesses to donate items or services.  Also, we had a requirement that each family in the preschool donated a service or an item.  

Finally, each classroom made something to auction off.  One year, my class and I made a quilt.  Each child created a block for the quilt by coloring with fabric crayons.  I then enlisted a parent to do the sewing and quilting.  The quilt sold for $200.00.  Another year, I collected stories that the children dictated and pictures they had drawn.  I compiled them into a book and sent it off to a publishing house who did the typesetting and binding.  This book sold for $300.00.

As for the auction, we would sell tickets to the parents and any guests that they wanted to bring for $7.00 per person.  We would hold the auction /dinner at a nice restaurant.  In addition to raising tons of money for the preschool, we had a wonderful time "hanging out" with the parents in our preschool!


  Submitted by:    HUNTFDC4U    E-Mail:   HUNTFDC4U@aol.com

Most people are getting tired of the candy and wrapping paper sales so I have a new twist. I can offer 9 different programs that varies in both prices and products. One program sales items ranging in price of five and ten dollars, another has seasonal gifts, and still another offers inspirational items. The other programs are all different as well. And the BEST part is that the school earns a minimum of 40% of sales and up to 60% of sales. So feel free to email for more information.


Submitted by:  Daylene            E-mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

Here is an idea we just did in our church to raise money for our youth to go to camp.  We sold "Fund-raiser Insurance".  For $25.00, a person got a certificate and wallet sized card that stated that they were insured from all fundraising activities for 6 months.  If the person so wished, they could purchase a $50.00 policy for a year.  This went over so well that our youth earned over $1000.00 in two weeks!  You could adapt this for your preschool and sell it to your families.  


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