Give each child a roll of pennies and have them ask people they know if they have anything they can buy for a penny. The goal is for each child to end up with 50 items to sell. Allow a week or two for the kids to get the items, then host a well-publicized rummage sale. Anything that doesn’t sell can be donated to a charity. It may not be a big money maker but some of the things the kids will bring back will be a riot! Source: Open Colleges
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.