My class is going on a trip to Washington D.C.. What are some good ways for me to raise money if I'm under the age of 15?
Taylor from Fruita, CO
By Nelda (Guest Post) 06/30/2008
The latest 'raffle' item here is for gas cards. I know of several organizations around town that have raffled off $50 and $100 gas cards and from what I hear they've more than reached their goals.
Our local school sent the entire 7th grade t Washington and they did it by collecting pop bottles and cans. They set up several drop boxes (wooden bins) where people could drop them off and some of the parents took them to the stores. They set the bins on property of parents and other reliable people down the main street so they wewre easy to reach and fairly secure.
Your group can go to WorldsFinestChocolate online, and get supreme quality chocolate and things to sell. That's the old reliable way to do it: sell something for more than you paid, make it a small cheap item that is easy for people to say yes to, and something they don't get every day. Good luck, you're on your way already!
By Michelle 06/30/2008
I think one of the best ways to earn money for a group is to have a large yardsale. You can have all the members family donate items, you will be surprised at how much people will give to just get rid of stuff. Volunteer to go get items for people. It is a lot of hard work but it pays off. Set up in a parking lot, alot of business owners will be willing if it's for a good cause. Price stuff to sale!! You can assign different members different tasks, tagging, sorting, taking money, putting up signs everywhere! And then others to take it down, but as it winds down go cheaper on the prices so you don't have to pack stuff up. I know of several groups that have done this and they all have done well. Good Luck!
Good luck on your money raising!! I have a neighborhood boy, who is 14, who cuts my lawn for me. I pay him $30.00 when he cuts the grass, once a week...you could try that!! Either print out, or hand write, a short note, saying what you are doing and what for, and stating that you will cut lawns for $???...put them in your neighborhood mailboxes...don't forget your name and phone number!! Let us know how your fund raising goes!!
By t to the t (Guest Post) 09/14/2008
I know how you feel. I have to raise money for me to be able to go on my field trip to new york with my school group. I have been looking for good ideas but cant find any.
I have a personal business that you can do through me each candle that sell is 6$ profit for you. I know another candle business, but these candles are great. If you would like to take a look at www.jackieperkins.scent-team.com. there is a fund raising link that you can take a look at, and look at the funds that you would raise. Let me know what you think.
cleancandleinspirations AT gmail.com
By blah, Bermuda (Guest Post) 11/10/2008
What are some easy ways to raise money for a 15 yr. old for a school trip to Killington.
By blah, Bermuda (Guest Post) 11/10/2008
You can also make goodies like brownies. I made these and sold them to my little brother and sister for $2 and their friends.
By (Guest Post) 12/30/2008
I think you should have a bake sale or you could baby sit or wash cars.
By Chaser pokedude (Guest Post) 01/07/2009
Get a lot of recipes and make them, and sell the recipes, if the people like it. :)
By KAMEY (Guest Post) 02/06/2009
Wow this is crazy my class is going to Washington DC. I need ways to raise money. You could try a bake sale and bake goodies or make your own little business if you have a special talent like singing etc. You can do that it's great way to get used to a crowd and raise money.
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My school is going on a trip to Orlando, Florida and it is going to cost about $900. I was wondering what are some ways that I can raise money and what are some jobs that I can get if I'm under 15?
Find out what the minimum wage is in your area and ask for that or a bit higher.
Get fliers made (half sheet) and go door to door and pass out your fliers NOW. You will get a few jobs for the upcoming months.
The KEY and this is how we got our jobs is TO GO BACK say end of Oct with the leaves are down and people are already tired of this. they will want someone to do this.
Better off going to the nicer neighborhoods... they have the money but no time to do this.
McDonalds, Taco Bell etc hire under 16 age kids so do grocery stores for bagging. (09/14/2006)
As a mom, though, I'd hope you work closely with your parents so you stay safe if someone hires you for babysitting, yard work, cleaning, etc. Just use your brain!
Good luck, and have a great time on your trip! (09/19/2006)