Glenelg High School
fritters! Students at Glenelg High School decided to work with
a nearby farm that operated a seasonal apple fritter stand. Students
ran the stand for a weekend, making fritters from scratch: peeling
and slicing apples from the farm, deep-frying them, and sprinkling
powdered sugar on them. They were allowed to keep the money they
raised selling what they made.
the first day of the sale, went smoothly. There were more than
enough student workers, and business was brisk. An assembly-line
approach to making the apple fritters kept things on track. Sunday,
though, was a harder day because the weather turned cold and
rainy, which meant fewer customers.
the fundraiser was a success. The fritters raised a respectable
amount of money, and the farm owners wrote a letter to Glenelg
praising the students' professionalism.
can save a lot of time. Partnering with a local business
the way Glenelg did has many benefits. Much of the hard work
is already done for you: the business has already worked
out how to make money, and probably can offer you advice
on what problems are likely to come up, too. Think about
whether there are any local businesses that might be interested
in partnering with you. It's great publicity for them.
sheets exist for a reason. On Sunday, the students ran
into trouble because there weren't enough people to run the
stand effectively. A sign-up sheet not only helps you make
sure you have enough people for your fundraiser, but when
people sign their name, they'll feel a little more obligated
to show up.
is important. If you're planning to sell freshly-made
food, take a few minutes to make sure everyone knows what's
going on. It's tough to stop in the middle of things to explain
how to do something.
Senior High School held a bake sale outside a local business.
Lady of the Rosary High School ran a lemonade stand at a
local Polish ethnic festival.