Elementary School Fundraising Ideas for PTA, PTO

PTA-PTO Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas for School PTA/PTO

School PTA/PTO groups have one or two fundraisers per school year. Usually in the Fall and again in the Spring. Usually, it was an order-taker fundraiser using a brochure to take orders, collect payment, purchase products sold, and then distribute product to students and students deliver. Always a daunting task! These days we have online fundraisers that eliminate all of that! Some schools still prefer the print brochures, but which ever you prefer, promote them consistently and you will be successful!

Order-Taker Fundraisers: Brochure or Online Store

The following order-taker fundraisers offer a brochure or online store for sales.

Snacks | Katydids | Earth Candles | Faith Candles

Snacking Made Simple Katydids Candy Heritage Candles, Earth Collection Heritage Candles, Journey of Faith Collection

More Ideas for PTA/PTO Fundraising

If you’d like to do something different than the usual order-taker fundraiser, we have a few ideas listed below.

Raffle – For a quick and easy fundraiser, a raffle is a fun idea.

In-Hand Product Sales – Order products for students to sell in-hand. You can pay with a credit card or school purchase order to give time to sell and collect payment.

Read-A-Thon – Kids Read and School Earns! This a fun fundraiser and encourages students to read. You could also add a Book Fair to start off the Read-a-Thon.

Book Fair – Hold a Book Fair fundraiser to kick off your Read-a-Thon fundraiser.

Time Donation Fundraiser – Many schools are going with a time donation fundraiser instead of (or in addition to) a regular fundraiser. It takes some organizing but if very rewarding and learning experience for students.

Carnival – A Spring or Fall Carnival is also a fun idea to make money for your school.

Use a Fundraising Thermometer To Show Your Goal

Set your goal, and use a fundraising thermometer to show how far you’ve come, and how far you need to go! It will get the students excited and encourage them to work harder to make sure your goal is met.