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Class Trip Fundraising Ideas

You’ve chosen your destination, found lodging and transportation and recruited chaperones. Now how are you gonna pay for this class trip? Sure, you can pass along the costs to the parents, but not every student’s family will be able to afford to send their child on the trip. Why not throw a fundraiser to offset some of the expenses? Fundraising can be challenging, but with a little creativity you can have your class trip paid for in no time!

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Seattle, one class held a HUGE garage sale as a fundraiser for their trip. In New York, Forty New York City high school students went to Alan Cumming's one-man "Macbeth" on Broadway thanks to the kindness of strangers. English teacher Eric Jordan of Frederick Douglass Academy VII in Brooklyn sought help on an online fundraising website, asking for donations. He said most of his students have never seen a professional theater performance, let alone Broadway. He reached his goal in just one month. Fundraisers by other class trip groups include auctions, bike show, restaurant nights, dinners, candy sales, raffles, and car washes.

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Do-It-Yourself Class Trip Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of class trip DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Bakeless Bake Sale, 50/50 raffle, Spirit Chain, Cheer Clinic, Seeds to Grow, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your class trip fundraiser.

Kiss Goodbye - An easy fundraiser for a summer trip! Sell slips of paper attached to Hershey Kisses at the end of the school year. Students buy these papers for $.50 or $1.00 and write goodbye notes to their friends. Deliver the Kisses during homeroom period of the last week of school. Read more…

Rappin’ Teacher - Several teachers volunteered to rap with the Wildcat, our school mascot as a fundraiser. About a week before our pep-rally, we put the teacher's names on jars and sold tickets to our classmates for a dollar a ticket. On the day of the pep-rally we counted up the totals & called out the name of the teacher that had the most tickets. Read more…

Lazy Boy Day - We ran Lazy-Boy Day for a fundraising activity. We set up a Lazy Boy chair in the cafeteria at lunch on Monday to Thursday, and sold tickets for 25 cents each. On Thursday, just before the end of school, we drew the winner's name. That person got to spend all of their classes on Friday from the comfort of the Lazy Boy chair. Read more…


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