Sell flowers before school dances! Every year, carnations
are sold the week before Homecoming, Prom, Valentine's Day, and
winter break. Students pay two dollars to have a carnation delivered
to the student of their choice; if they wanted to deliver the flowers
themselves, it was only a dollar. The flowers were sold on lunch
shifts from Monday to Thursday, and then delivered on Friday.
proven to be a steady, reliable fundraiser for Kent Island, bolstered
by some creative advertising. The students write and perform
silly skits advertising the flowers that are shown during the
morning video announcements.
advantage of demand. Buying flowers from a real florist
is often expensive, so this fundraiser is an opportunity
for students who might not be able to afford a bouquet for
their date to the dance - and the money goes to benefit the
school. Try to come up with ways to take advantage of built-in
demand like school dances, graduation, or other events.
outside the box. Most flyers won't grab as much attention
as a funny, well-written skit. If you're having trouble coming
up with ideas, take a look at ads in magazines or on TV and
see how they do it.
matters. In this case, the students decided to charge
more for delivery. Most of the time, prices should go up
as your costs do - but in this case, students were delivering
the flowers for free, so it was all increased profit. Think
about how you want prices at your fundraisers to work, and
where most of your costs will be.
Decatur High School sold school spirit T-shirts for Homecoming
High School sold student photos in a fundraiser they called
Friends and Photos.