Making Fundraisers Fun: Have The Kids Earn The Money This Year


One of the best ways to ensure the success of your fundraiser this year is to get the kids involved. Kids are great at getting people to donate money, the fresh faces of youth always help to loosen a person’s purse strings. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and it is often just what is needed to kick start a fundraiser. Don’t get stuck doing all the work for them again, and teach them some money saving skills they will need in future by involving them in the fundraising. Here is a look at some fun ways to get kids involved in a fundraiser.



One of the best ways to raise money is to hold a raffle. Everyone is more likely to part with their money if they have a chance of winning something else. You can use half the money collected for prizes, and the other half to go into your fundraising account. Kids can sell the tickets and promote the raffle event by making signs, decorations and picking out the prizes.



Another great fundraising idea for kids, is to have them sell pins that promote your cause. You can get PinPros custom pins with your fundraising logo on it. Send the kids out in the neighborhood, or have them set up shop at a local sporting event or concert. Sell the pins for a dollar or two, and you will see the money come rolling in. Best of all, everyone who buys a pin will be promoting your fundraiser whenever they wear them.


Kids Artwork Sale

One of the most creative and fun way to get kids involved in a fundraiser is to have them create art. Get a large group of kids to all create a piece or two to sell. You will be amazed at how fast the children’s’ relatives will be looking to buy their artwork. There isn’t a grandparent, aunt or uncle alive who can resist parting with some cash for an original masterpiece by their favorite elementary-school artist. Give your kids a chance to showcase another kind of talent as well for a performance raffle.


These are just a few ideas to get kids involved in a fundraiser. You should be sure to solicit the kids for ideas as well. When they have a hand in the planning, they will work that much harder to ensure success. The bottom line is to have fun and to instill a sense of giving in the kids..