Fun fundraisers, small and large
A major component of K-Kids clubs is fundraising. When members fundraise to sustain future service projects, they feel more invested in those projects and in the club altogether. If you’re looking for new ideas for how to raise money, we’ve got you covered.
1. The spelling bee. Decide the age group of the participants.
Promote the event around school and in the community.
Encourage interested participants to form teams and pay to
compete. Require teams to name their group and give
incentives to come to the competition in costume. Charge a
small fee at the door for spectators to root for their favorite
2. The cook-off. Decide how food will be served (on plates or
in smaller containers like cups). Invite parents and other
adult supporters to sign up to cook a dish from various
regions of the world. Promote the international food tasting
event around school and in the community. Charge a fee at
the door for tasters to enter and allow attendees to cast their
3. The consignment sale. Ask everyone in your school and/or
members of the community to donate gently used or new
items. Promote popular or valuable donated items as the
event gets closer. Give those who donated items an incentive
to shop at the sale and bring their friends by giving them a
small discount. Charge a small fee for all shoppers to enter.
Consider asking local businesses to provide additional
coupons to every person who makes a purchase.
4. The penny war. Each team decorates a container to collect
coins. Use two-liter soda bottles or five-gallon water jugs so
you can see what you’re earning. Print the name of the class
or grade and teacher on the container. Students bring pennies
to school and donate to their team’s container. They receive
one point for each penny placed in the container. Students
can sabotage the progress of the other teams by placing silver
coins (nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars) in their containers.
Each silver coin subtracts points from that container. A nickel
subtracts five points; a dime subtracts 10 points, and so on.
5. The dance-a-thon. Determine where the event will be held.
Raise funds through pledges (for every hour danced), direct
donations to the event, or by charging each dancer a set
amount to enter. Ask local businesses to donate prizes to be
given away throughout the dance. Prizes can be awarded for
best costume, most money pledged, or at random. If the event
lasts several hours, make sure there is plenty of water available
and take advantage of the opportunity to sell food and drinks.
Consider periodic breaks to keep dancers happy and use down
time share your fundraiser in conjunction with the #KKidsGive
. Need more info to get you started? Check out this
Want more ideas? Download the fundraising ideas book for SLPs
to share with your club. If your fundraisers are successful, share your results! Contact Kelly Wallace
for a chance to be featured internationally. Be sure to include details of the experience, photos of it in action and personal quotes from members.