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Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

Schools often get students involved in fundraising, but what is appropriate for high school or middle school may not be appropriate for elementary schools. Often it’s the parents and teachers who do the heavy-lifting when it comes to Elementary School fundraisers, but the students are usually involved.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Lake Havasu City, AZ, Smoketree Elementary School’s PTO hosted a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser in the school’s gymnasium. Pocopson Elementary School, in Unionville, NY kicks off every spring season with its annual Art & Garden fundraising celebration. Fundraisers by other elementary schools include pajama days, penny drives, product sales, thons, bake sales, personalized books and game nights.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next elementary school fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself Elementary School Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Elementary School DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a cake walk, raffle table, Mascot Pride, carnival, book fair, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your school fundraiser.

Radio Days – This fundraiser is really exciting for kids. A local radio station reserves one day each year for the Pioneer Lions to read commercial advertisements "live" on the air which club members have previously sold to area merchants. The club receives 60 percent of the revenues from commercials sold. Read more…

Good Grades - For our group, we do a fundraiser based on each child's report card. Band members get pledges for A's & B's they receive with the proceeds going to our school band. This is an incentive for the kids to make the best possible grades, and at the same time they are earning money for the group. Read more…

Ugly Tie Contest – For this fundraiser, allow the children to each decorate a man’s neck tie. Use all sorts of tacky things to glue on the ties… buttons, lace, small toys, flowers, etc. Display the ties in a prominent location in your church. Put a jar or bucket beneath each tie. One penny equals one vote. Read more…


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