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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 6:16 pm
Ladies, I am sure many of you have school age children and some of you, like myself, are even on PTA committee.

Lets share fundraising ideas that worked in your school. Those of you who will come up with best innovative fundraising ideas and projects (that work) will get a PRIZE! Very Happy Yes

Let me start:

Our school is small and those are the fundraisers we do or planning to do:

    Innisbrook fundraiser,

    Family events on Holidays,

    Apple pie sales, Candy sales,

    Cookie dough sales,

    Community directory,

    Women's Luncheon and Auction,

    Nights a local restaurant

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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 6:20 pm
a school I worked in made an auction/sale, they braught in people who sell jewlery, clothing, food like baked goods, books, music, etc, different things and the parents and community people were invited and the money went to the school.
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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 7:16 pm
Roza,I loved your ideas! Would you mind giving more details about your projects listed above ?Thanks alot!
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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 7:29 pm
cookies'n'milk, I will elaborate on some of them soon, may be tomorrow.

Someone reminded me on more ideas:

-Collect 'Box tops' for education' from various boxes of cereal and and other items you buy in the store

-JewishPress Magazine has Coupons for Jewish books

- Cookbooks
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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 8:03 pm
Chinese auction. I know that for our school, it is a big hit and brings in a lot of much needed money.
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Post  Wed, Nov 08 2006, 8:38 pm
Innisbrook fundraising has a web site that YOUR Schools website

can connect to it.
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Post  Thu, Nov 09 2006, 3:04 pm
the jewish press points for education

you cut them out of the paper

and you bring them to your school

this weeks points are 50 .
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Post  Thu, Nov 09 2006, 3:17 pm
I heard of schools making their own cookbook out of every parent's favorite recipe and selling it.
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 6:33 pm
you can make a calender for the school and every kid
pays to have his or her birthday on it .

You can have a magnet made for your refrigirater with the times
of shabbos ending and satrting.
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 8:51 pm
shalach manos baskets
shavous flowers
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 9:24 pm
To elaborate:
-pies sale - they buy frozen non-cooked pies by case and resell it for profit (sending flyers with kids to place an order)

-community directory -directory of families and local yiden plus selling ads to local businesses (lots of work though)

-candies sales -candies were ordered by case and mothers repacked them in small clear boxes with dividers, they were placed for sale in local kosher stores - all profits went to PTO

-night in local restaurant - set a day with the restaurants and flyers went to families stating that the portion of the profits on that day will go to PTO, so all went to eat and socialize.
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 9:38 pm
More ideas I got in pm :

-our shul bought a tallis and each member paid to embroider their kids
name on it.

- school have carnivals with rides and booths and food

- sell lord and taylor, bloomingdales certificates.

-tickets are sold for around 10 dollars, customers buy the tickets and are able to shop at a discount at the store the charity gets the 10 bucks and the customers save.

-on ncsy.com website you can recylce old telephones and ink cartriges .
for money!

- for purim shulach manos - the pta makes individual shalocah manos for each kid, each kid takes one home from school, for this each parent pays 3 dollars to have her name on the card of the schloach manos.
(if a kids parents r divorced they get two -one 4 each parent)
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 10:47 pm
1-we have rosh hashanna and shavuos "bake sales"
parents volunteer to make a specialty of theirs (cakes, kugels, challah, salad...). a list is made with prices, a flyer of the items is mailed to everyone in the community, and people order from the school and pay the school.
the best part of this is that we only make an item if it is ordered.

2- 'picnic suppers' - a meal is planned and prepared at the school, and people come in to buy and eat out (as we have no sit down restaurant here) we do take out orders too.

3- theme night supper-same as above, but with a theme-chinese, israeli, southern, the letter 's'........

4- 'taste-a-thon' women prepare their favorite recipes for a special night so everyone can taste and see what they want to add to their own menus. a 'cookbook' of that nights recipes is given to all who come. (this can be done with a theme too-like 'a kiddush for a baby girl'.....
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Post  Sat, Nov 11 2006, 10:52 pm
ladies tea



extra school programs, ie: art, gymnastics etc..

tast a thons



melavah malkah's for children

pta dues (every family pays 20$ per yr.)

purim baskets (same idea as a tomchei shabbos)

sell school agenda books
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Post  Sun, Nov 12 2006, 5:11 pm
bartons candy gives you half the profit
for kosher for pesach candy
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Post  Sun, Nov 12 2006, 5:20 pm
actually, its only 40% and the milk chocolate is not cholov yisroel.
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Post  Sun, Nov 12 2006, 5:22 pm
some shuls make one elaborate (borats names is in it )

shalouch manos Basket and charges each family 50 dollers to have their

family name on it .members of the shul deliver it.

some baskets are delivered to poor jews
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Post  Sun, Nov 12 2006, 5:24 pm
a shul raised 4thousand dollers in one day -

by having a tag sale

members donate their old books -clothing- toys etc

the night before the doors open to the public

members only can look at each others JUNQUE an buy it .
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Post  Mon, Nov 13 2006, 12:42 am
A "Shuk Chanukah" a week or two before Chanukah. Charge people for tables.

Also a Purim Carnival.
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Post  Mon, Nov 13 2006, 8:31 pm
you can sell honey for the new year

Target has somthing that gives money to schools
you can look into that -
kmart has somthing that gives to schools

someoffice suply stores gives money to schools with every purchase that you buy !

do I win the prize
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