During the week before Thanksgiving, the Student Council at Braxton County High School in Sutton, West Virginia sponsors a turkey teacher contest. Council members post a picture of a turkey outside each classroom and sell “feathers” to be added to the turkey for 10 cents. For 25 cents a person can take a feather off a turkey. Student Council members sell the feathers, keep track of the number sold (in case of stolen or inappropriately added feathers), and glue the feathers on daily. On the Friday before Thanksgiving they announce the name of the teacher with the most feathers–the turkey teacher–who is presented with a stuffed turkey to sit on his or her desk. Source: National Honor Society
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.