Student care packages fundraising is especially popular during the first week of classes or during major exam periods. Packages could include candy, chips, hot chocolate, cookies, mug, fruit, magazine, stuffed animal, joke item, etc. that would be appropriate for male or female students at colleges or other schools where the student lives away from home. Parents are always looking for ideas on things to send their kids when they are away from home. Send order forms to the parents who can order the packages as a surprise gift.
Make the fundraising care packages yourself or work with a commercial company that specializes in care packages and gift baskets. You will make the most money preparing the packages yourself but it will take more work. Commercial companies (just search for ‘care packages’ on the Internet) offer a wide variety of options – look for their affiliate option. Since you will be paid in advance, you have no risk and can budget your expenses.
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.