We ran Lazy-Boy Day for a fun activity and a way to raise some money. 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. Student council members brought the chair to the winner’s first period class and at the end of first period, student council members moved it to their next period class. It was a great way to raise a little money and have some fun at the same time. I’ve heard of schools where you get to keep the chair at the end of the day, but we just used an old chair from somebody’s basement.Source: Amanda, CASAA
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.