fundraising for student tours

Great Trip Fundraising Ideas…

Basket Raffle

1. Class chooses a theme for their basket.
2. Popular themes have been Holidays: Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, etc. or random themes such as chocolate, sports, stationery or summer fun, etc.
3. Items for basket are donated – focus your theme on where you might get the best donations.
4. Lists of basket items are made and baskets are numbered. Student shows list to friends and family.
5. Raffle tickets are sold for each basket at $1.00 (or more) for a chance at basket of choice.
Tip: If a parent is a candy manufacturer, ask that parent to donate candy for a great candy basket!

Flower Sale

1. Contact a flower wholesaler or nursery that will sell you discounted (or partially donated) flowers and plants in bulk.
2. Send order forms home with students.
3. Have people pick up their orders in school on a particular day.
4. Wildly popular on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Easter.

Super Garage Sale

1. Have students go through their homes and collect all items that are ready to go. Books, clothes, bikes, toys, etc.  One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
2. Set a date and have a community garage sale at school.
3. Let the entire community know about it!

Custom Cookbooks

A personalized cookbook assembled with everybody’s favorite recipes to share! A school cookbook creates a lasting keepsake, preserving recipes and sense of family history to be enjoyed by all. Visit

Student Artwork Sale

Student’s artwork will personalize items such as stationery, t-shirts, mugs, calendars, CD cases, magnets, etc.  Visit

Candle Sale

Candle fundraisers are popular because many people buy candles for their home anyway.

Tupperware Sale

Tupperware is always useful and has an exclusive fundraising line. Orders and money are collected up front and you get 40% of total sales. Visit

Candy Sale

Use the power of the sweet tooth to help you raise funds. High quality candy bars such as Hershey’s, Reese’s, M&M’s and packaged cookies, chips, granola bars, etc. are available in bulk at Price Club, Sam’s and Costco. Purchase at under .50 each. They are easy to turnaround at $1.00 (or more).

Kidstuff and Entertainment Books

Both well known books offer coupons and discounts on stores, restaurants, travel and entertainment. You may order local issues or combine with other parts of the country. Visit and

Car Wash

The good old fashioned car wash with a twist: Ask a local car wash to sponsor the event or ask to have it sponsored in a local shopping center where you can help promote local businesses, as well. Charge extra for additional services such as vacuuming and waxing.

Pizza Kit Sale

Yummy Pizza Kits, Cookie Dough, Culinary Specialties and many other edible fundraising ideas! Visit


The time tested Classic Raffle. Prizes are donated so there is a 100% profit. Requires students to go out there, request donations and get those prizes. Works great when combined with an event such as a school play, rally or sporting event.

Other Great Ideas:

Christmas Ornaments, Dance-a-Thon, Pancake Breakfast, First Aid Kits, Coffee/Tea, Hair Care, Jewelry, Fashion Show, Magazine Subscriptions The Sky’s the Limit!

When It Comes Successful Trip Fundraising, You Are Only Limited By Your Imagination!