Friday, December 23, 2011

Fundraising for 5th Grade Activities - Part 1

Our 5th Grade is in the process of raising money for their year-end activities - graduation, field trips, field day, gift to the school, etc.   I'm going to have a few blog posts that tell you exactly how we're doing it.

But first, let me begin by saying that most of our 5th grade parents work and there's little time for volunteering.  So we've chosen fundraisers that give us the biggest bang for our buck - profitable but requires little time and effort to organize and run.  Isn't this what we're all looking for?

Today our school had their holiday performance.  The auditorium was packed with parents and grandparents.  To take advantage of this audience, we set up a few tables and offered items for sale:

1.  Homemade Scarfs - One of parents is gifted in that she can knit and crochet (- not one of my own talents I must say).  She made about 20 scarfs and easily sold them for $10 each.  These scarfs are beautiful - I even purchased 2 myself!  You would find these scarfs at mall stores for between $30 - $70.

2.  Lottery Ticket Raffle - Each 5th grade parent donated a single lottery ticket.  They were displayed on a wreath and raffled off  for $1 each or 6 for $5.

3.  Homemade Breads and Pies - Parents baked pies which sold for $10 each and Cranberry, Poppyseed, and other types of breads which sold for $4-$8 each.

The sale was very successful and easily thrown together.  I'll let you know how much we raised when I get the final numbers.  Stay tuned!

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