Back to School Fun – Fundraiser Ideas for Schools

As our Phoenix kids head back to school, the team at White Knight Party Rentals is gearing up for fun including these fundraiser ideas. We know schools could use a boost and teachers can always use a hand raising money for the extras that aren’t always provided. Let’s talk about creating a culture of fun while fundraising for your school.

Dine & Donate

Chain and family-owned restaurants across the valley offer dine and donate nights. You’ve got to get on their calendar early so make the request now. Before signing off on the event, find out the details so you can coach your families to success.

What percentage of sales are donated?
What kind of marketing does the restaurant provide for the event? They may have sample social media posts and graphics that you simply copy/paste.
What type of marketing (social media, letters, flyers, etc.) can the school and parents do?
How do families promote on the day of the event? It’s unlikely that you will be allowed to hand out flyers at the door but you can pass them out at school.
Before signing on the dotted line, ask parents if they own restaurants where you can host events.

Movie Night

Parents need a night out and a safe place for their kids. Why not plan a movie night complete with dinner and a movie for mom and dad and babysitting and activities for the kids? Parents buy tickets for dinner and a movie to support the school. Older kids and adults provide babysitting and activities for the kids while the parents have dinner and watch a movie.

The family that owns a restaurant? Ask them to donate the meal or dessert in exchange for recognition at the event, in newsletters, and on social media.

As for the movie, White Knight Party Rentals offers outdoor movie screen rental that includes a pro-sound system and blu-ray or DVD player and a high quality projector.

Direct Sales & Raffle Baskets

Are you bombarded by parents with direct sales businesses? It’s time to stop saying NO and start saying YES when they ask how they can get in front of families at the school. Ask them to create a basket of goodies related to their business and centered on families that the school can raffle at a variety of fundraising events including dine and donate and movie night.

Mom’s at-home Spa Day complete with mud mask and detoxifying foot bath.
Bedazzle Basket that includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings for mom’s night on the town.
Golf Day for Dad that includes a round of golf and lunch afterwards.
Get creative and have fun with your back to school fundraiser ideas for schools! We can’t wait to hear your ideas and support your school.

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