Raffle Prize Ideas for Schools
Raffle Prize Ideas for Schools
One of the easiest ways to earn extra funds for your school or school club is with a raffle. Choosing the prize is the difficult part and we are here with a few ideas to help you out.
With our New Normal for schools, fundraising can be difficult. However, a raffle can still be a viable (and easy) option.
First, there are a couple of ways to go about a school raffle. You can have ticket sales open only to students at your school or open to anyone in your school neighborhood area. How you choose to run your raffle will make a difference in the prize you choose. For example, if it’s only school-wide, you will want a prize that students will love. If it’s community-wide, you can choose a more generic prize that teens or adults would like to have.
Choices to Sell Tickets:
- Within School Only
- Entire School Neighborhood
Also, you should consider the season and if a specific holiday is near. Your prize could be geared toward that theme. For example, a Holiday Stocking near Christmas or Chocolate Gift Basket for Valentine’s Day.
When Selecting Prize Consider:
- Any Holiday coming up
Raffle Prize Ideas for Students
Generally, a school raffle will be held by a club or sports team. The prize doesn’t have to be really expensive, but enough that a student is willing to buy a ticket for a chance to win.
If you’ve decided to have a raffle fundraiser within your school and sell tickets only to students, consider this: “What would any student love to win in a raffle?”.
What Would Any Student Love to Win?
Most students would go for anything electronic! Consider tablets, e-readers, laptops, Echo & Alexa devices, video game consoles. There are many cool, new Echo devices out now and a new Fire tablet. Always pick the newest version to make it a more enticing prize.
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6 Electronic Raffle Ideas:
Also, students would love to have any type of spirit items, such as school logo clothing or tickets to an upcoming local team sports game. These are great raffle ideas, especially for any high school sports team fundraiser.
And, remember, you don’t have to limit your prize to only one, you can choose multiple products and have runner-up prizes.
More Ideas for Students:
- School Logo Clothing (t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket)
- Tickets to Sports Game (maybe local college game)
- Gift Cards
- Movie Night Gift Basket
Idea: Have students or club members vote on what their favorite prize would be.
Our Favorite Pick for Students:
General Raffle Prize Ideas
Although any of the above prizes would be great for anyone, you might want to select a prize that is also suitable for an older adult if you are selling tickets to friends and neighbors. You might also advertise in local stores or set up a table outside a store or mall to sell tickets. You’ll be selling to all ages, so make your prize is something anyone would want, not only a student.
A favorite prize for all ages is, of course, a television! Everyone loves a new TV! Other ideas would be any of the electronics mentioned above, or something more unique like a S’mores Maker (Students would love this also!).
Also, gift baskets are a great idea. Popular gift basket themes are Movie Night, Sports, Chocolate Lovers, and Holidays. These can be made up by students or bought ready-made on Amazon. You can find lots of do-it-yourself gift basket ideas on Pinterest.
5 Prize Ideas for Your Raffle:
Our Favorite Pick:
Nostalgia Electric Tabletop S’mores Maker – Amazon.com
Ready to Get Started?
Hopefully, these ideas have you on your way to choosing the perfect raffle prize for your school fundraiser. Often overlooked as a way to raise funds in a school setting, the raffle is always an easy and profitable option.
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