These four ideas for easy school fundraisers work well for both elementary school and middle school fundraisers, plus they don’t require any selling. The four school fundraisers that work well are:
- Box Tops For Education
- Labels For Education
- Tyson Project A+ Labels Fundraiser
- Recycling small electronics for cash or technology.
These are very simple school fundraising ideas to setup and run. Essentially, all you are asking parents and schoolchildren to do is bring in labels from products they already use at home, or to bring in their used electronic items for recycling.
And frankly, they’ll be glad that you’re not selling wrapping paper again or doing a candy fundraiser!
Signing up with these school fundraising companies is easy. After that, all you need to do is periodically send reminders home about each program and provide a simple drop-off location in the school lobby for each of the four fundraisers.
One easy way to do it is to place decorated mailboxes in the lobby and tell parents to place their labels into envelopes for their kids to place in the appropriate mailbox.
These unique school fundraisers are a fast and easy “no-brainer” strategy that schools can use to easily raise several thousand dollars each year from each fundraising activity.
Easy School Fundraisers – How To Details
Box Tops For Education
School Fundraising Activity: Clip 10¢ coupons printed on the boxtops of various grocery products. There are over 250 participating products in the Box Tops For Education program. Here’s a link to the list of participating products.
The Box Tops For Education website also has downloadable flyers, collection sheets, reward certificates, etc. The website also provides printable coupons for General Mills products so families can save extra money on their qualifying Box Tops purchases.
Each school can earn up to $20,000 per year. Last year Box Tops For Education paid out out over $74 million to school fundraisers.
Labels For Education
School Fundraising Activity: Earn points by collecting qualifying product labels and caps from various retail products like Post cereals, Campbell’s soup, V8 juice, BIC pens, and more. Point values are either 1, 5, or 10 points. Here’s a link to the list of participating products.
There is also an eLabels For Education where you can earn points for your school by registering your grocery store rewards card on the eLabels For Education website. Every time a qualifying product is purchased, your school automatically earns an extra point on the purchase.
There are also six Labels For America community sharing and caring programs a school can sign up for. Each program is worth an extra 500 points, up to 2,000 points per school year.
Labels For Education points can be redeemed for educational resources from their merchandise catalog. Educational resources are available in Arts, Athletics, and Education categories.
Tyson Project A+
School Fundraising Activity: Collect Tyson Chicken product labels from qualifying products. Each Tyson Project A+ label has a value of 24¢ when redeemed by a registered school. Here’s a link to a list of participating products.
Schools may submit labels at any time (minimum of 100) and receive a fundraiser check. School fundraisers may earn up to $12,000 each year (50,000 labels).
The Tyson Project A+ program is an ongoing program and qualifying product labels may be turned in at any time during the school year (September – May). Support materials for your fundraising efforts are available on their website.
School Fundraising Activity: Collect used electronic items like inkjet printer cartridges, laser printer cartridges, cell phones, iPods, digital cameras, old laptops, MP3 players, etc. Values vary depending on manufacturer, product type, age, and condition. Click here for a current list of recycling product values and eligible products (PDF).
Most of these items are thrown away into landfills, but they have a lot of residual value. Printer cartridges can be refilled, cell phones can be refurbished for use in overseas markets, and other small electronics items can be dismantled for valuable metals.
Funding Factory works with hundreds of schools across the country. You can get paid by check or use your account funds to buy new technology for your school. There are no limits to how much your school can earn with a recycling fundraiser.
Website: Funding Factory
Take advantage of these four easy school fundraisers for year-round fundraising with no selling. They make it easy to build a strong PTA/PTO revenue base that will continue to raise funds year after year.