Middle School Fundraising Ideas

Middle Schools have a fundraiser for all sorts of different reasons: improvements to school facilities, money for field trips, to help a fellow student in need or to pay for new equipment and supplies, to name a few. No matter what your middle school is fundraising for, you’ll want your event to stand out and be a success.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Crestview, FL, Davidson Middle School students sold Little Caesar’s Pizza kits to raise funds for classroom supplies and equipment. In Ann Arbor, MI, the 5th Corner Teen Center in Saline held a movie night fundraiser for the combined a middle school team so that they could attend the Destination Imagination Global Tournament at the University of Tennessee. Fundraisers by other Middle Schools include pancake breakfasts, fairs, product sales, dinners, mile of dimes, thons, raffles, game nights, and adult spelling bees.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next middle school fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself Middle School Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Middle School DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Teacher Torture, Barrels for Education, Cookie Sale, Student/Faculty Basketball Game, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your middle school fundraiser.

Kidnap the Teacher – The Student Council of Ada (Oklahoma) High School organizes a campaign to kidnap a teacher each spring as a fundraiser. Members collect money from every teacher’s classes every period for a week, keeping track of the total collected for each class. Read more…

Bike Scavenger Hunt – In this fundraiser individuals and teams (consisting of 3 to 5 riders) will be given a list of at least 35 sites/things around town to be photographed. Points will be assigned to each photo. Each participant must furnish their own digital camera with picture review capability (Bring extra batteries!). The hunt should last three or four hours. Read more…

Naming Rights – In Langhorne, Pennsylvania, a cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia held a fundraiser by auctioning itself on eBay. The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center, was designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tongue-in-cheek listing described the alternative school for at-risk teens as “pre-owned” and “slightly used.” Read more…