To raise money for their 6th grade celebration, my son’s 6th grade class did a variation of the Flamingo Flocking fundraiser, we called it: “You’ve Been Ducked”. We purchased jumbo yellow rubber ducks, and students paid $10 to decorate a duck (we called them tricked out ducks) … and we separated the ducks in to three flocks. Two were traveling flocks and one was a request only flock. We provided Duck Insurance for $10. Traveling flocks requested donations, but we removed them from the yards within 24 hours, and the request flock asked $10 to be sent to someone’s home. At the end, the ducks were pretty banged up because they were out in the elements. but we brought them to the last dance of the year, and kids got to take them home after. It was the talk of the town! Submitted by: Heather C., Hadley, MA
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.