Involve the whole school in writing a book of the children’s favorite recipes. This is a hilarious and profitable fundraising idea. 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. Sources: The Perpetual Preschool (Upland, California), ShelterFundraising
Alternate: We are a small nursery school in New Jersey and we did a children’s fundraising cookbook with the children’s drawings and stories about their families as well as the families recipes. We sold out in 72 hours. This had never happened to us before. What made the cookbooks so successful was the fact that they were full of wonderful drawings and quotes from the children. No parent could resist them. We found a company on the internet that specializes in fundraising cookbooks. We submitted the recipes and scanned in the drawings ourselves. The book was done very quickly and printed in about three weeks. This was a very easy fundraiser and very successful. Submitted by Catherine K.