My daughter is a band member for the South Georgia Wildcats. The band will be going on a trip to the Battle of the Bands in Louisiana and need to raise $10000 by June 21, can someone please give me some ideas of raising money.
Advertise for 5 piece school band to go to a home/office and play 2- 3 songs for $30. For birthdays, Christmas, etc. Have a list of songs for the gift giver to choose from. In addition to the $30 you get paid in advance, the gift receiver will probably give you a tip too!! good luck!
Sell tickets to a car wash, before the car wash.
Have a band family yard sale.
Sell tickets to a drawing to win a nice prize.
*Ask local business to help in sponsoring the trip.*
I hope some of those ideas help you!
I used to sell Home Interior and they had a really good fund raiser.They have a brochure which has candles,bath products,etc. which the group sells and collects for as they sell and BEFORE the order is sent in by the dealer,they get their percentage( it used to be 50%--it could possibly be different now).A good hard week of selling could really bring in some good money for the trip.They can deliver AFTER the trip and have the money to go BEFORE it! Find a dealer and ask. Good luck with your trip!!
Ask some of the local businesses for a monetary donation through the band boosters organization. It is an excellent tax credit for the business and it shows the public that the businesses support the local 'youth'.
Our church had a yard sale/bake sale on a Saturday morning to raise proceeds for our Praise and Worship Team to take a trip from our homes in Florida to Gulf Shores, Alabama. We raised $1000 in one Saturday! If you have enough time, you could have several sales and possibly raise several thousand dollars!
Sheila in Titusville, FL
In our area, Krispy Kreme donut sales door to door on Saturday mornings is a huge fundraiser. You contact the bakery to place your order for glazed doughnuts, and then pick them up around 6 or 7 in the morning. Then you go out into neighborhoods with parents and sell them door to door. Folks seem to love having fresh donuts for Saturday breakfast and very few people refuse them. Most of those that do give them some cash anyway for their efforts. A box of 12 usually sells at the door for $3-4. Profits are half the cost of the box.
You could also try a labor auction. This is where the band members and their families donate labor, such as cleaning gutters, washing a dog, mowing lawns, washing windows, etc. and the community bids on the volunteered services. You'd have to do a bit of advertising or else get permission to do this at a local community event. Highest bidder wins. As soon as the auction is over, the winners and the volunteers get together to schedule the date and time of the labor. If the workers do a good job, this becomes a much-looked-forward-to community event for future fund-raising.
How about a barbequed chicken dinner, spaghetti supper, or pancake supper? Charge $7-10 per person and sell tickets throughout the community.
If you have a yard sale, you can sell lemonade, coffee, iced tea, and sodas, along with Krispy Kreme donuts and baked goods from the band members. Your yard shoppers will definitely buy refreshments while yard shopping!
My kids' school do a great fundraiser every year. Their school is pre-k through 12th grade. They have a senior auction every year to raise $ for the senior class. Parents can bid on a student to babysit, do lawnwork, help with odd jobs, etc. They have also done it where they charge an hourly rate and you can hire one of them for the needed help. Depending on the size of your community, you could advertise this service or just do it within your school or a church.
I know our local food places let the kids sell cards for BYGO's and they get a great part of the profits. Pizza Street does it and so does Dominos and Krispie Kremes.
I read of a cool idea in the June 2006 issue of Family Fun magagzine. If you can locate a copy, you could see a picture. I will quote the article: "As a fund-raiser for our school, we salvaged 100 cast-off student desk and chair sets. Along with parent and student volunteers, we covered the desks with unique designs--including painted polka dots, tissue paper decoupage, and copies of famous masterpieces--then sold them at a garage sale. We made more than $4,500!" The picture in the magazine looks terrific. I've also seen desks like this re-created by artists at fairs and they are gorgeous. Just another idea.
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