Here are some fun and successful ideas that other schools have used. See other fundraising ideas. If you are interested in getting more information, please contact the Kids For Wish Kids Staff Coordinator, Jessica Moore, at (704) 339-0334 ext. 223.
- Coins for Kids Campaign
Throughout the week, students will donate coins or dollar bills in their classrooms. We provide boxes for each participating classroom. Schools can make this a competition between the classes.
- Selling Paper Make-A-Wish Stars
The paper stars are provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation. They cost $1.00 and are great to use to decorate the school. This could also be a competition.
- Spirit Chain
Students create a paper chain in school colors with links sold for $1 each. It can be used to decorate the hallways and gymnasium.
- Dress Down Day
If your school has a dress code, find out if students can contribute a small fee to wear casual clothes on a specific day. Teachers can participate, too!
- Kiss the frog or pig
Pick 3 teachers/staff members that students want to kiss a frog or a pig (which ever you have). Put out 3 jars during lunch and have students vote by putting $1.00 in the jar. The jar with the most money is the teacher who as to kiss the animal. If you make this a big deal and do it on televised announcements or during assembly, it gets the kids fired up!
- Tape the principal to the gym or other area of school
One school did this where they sold pieces of duck tape for $1.00. With the duck tape, they taped the principal to the gym. It was loved by everyone!
- Teacher/student or just teacher basketball game
Host a basketball game and charge $2.00 - $3.00 to get in. Sell concessions as well as take up donations at the event. We had one school that competed with another school and raised like $11,000!
- Talent Show
Groups host a talent show where the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish.
- Chinese auction
Get donations from local businesses. Students will purchase tickets and put their name on them for like $.50 or $1.00. They will put their tickets into the box in front of the items they want to win. Then do a drawing for each prize to see who the winner is.
If your group is interested in helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but does not want to participate in a fundraising project, see our list of other service project ideas.