Here’s an easy and fun fundraising idea suitable for any school or other organization with different classes or groups to set up some competition. It’s called a coin drive. Each class or team competes against the all others. Each class decorates a large jar for their collections. The jars are set up in some accessible place, perhaps outside the school office. Be sure to arrange proper safeguards as necessary. The idea is to earn the most money for your class.
Dollars count FOR your class. Once the competition gets going, you can raise quite a bit of money in small change, adding coins to your own jar or silver to competitors. It’s great fundraising fun! Every class can be a winner. For example, last place classes get ice cream cones as prizes. The Second place class receives a sundae with whipped cream, syrup, bananas, the works! The class in first place wins a pizza party and sundaes!
Fundraising Variation 1: Have the whole school bring in their spare change and keep track of it somewhere (maybe 5 gallon water jugs in the Principal’s office). Think of a way to get people competing for weight of coins or the amount. Allow people to put in bills, but take them to a bank and get change. Have a huge change counting party. (A goal may be 5 pounds of change per youth, or the Easter Seals Ambassador’s weight in change).
Fundraising Variation 2: Divide your group into two teams. Give each team a large container and tell them that the group with the most coins in their container one or two weeks before the event will be declared the winner. The losing team must serve the winners at a special dinner in their honor. The two teams can get coins from anyone (people in school, parents, friends, etc.). You can decide if you want to call it a Loonie collection for Easter Seals (or any other coin – nickels, dimes, quarters, toonies) or a Loose Change Collection.