Fall has a brand all its own. From pumpkins to mums, Homecoming to Thanksgiving, and crisp weather made for outdoor gatherings, we can’t celebrate without some seasonal rites of passage. We loved these 5 fall fundraiser ideas because they took the traditional rituals we’ve come to expect and gave them a fun, surprising spin. You all make it really (really) hard to pick favorites, but here are five standouts.
In most parts of the country, Homecoming and mums are two different fall traditions — in Texas, they’re one in the same. High school students decorate and adorn elaborate mum corsages for “Hoco” week and this year one middle school joined in. The parent organization sold small mums, $20.00 each, to be pinned on backpacks during the school day before wearing them to Friday night’s game.
Night of Adult FUNdraising
What’s fall without a festival? Granite Falls Boosters in Granite Falls, Washington, made theirs adults only (21+), with dinner, beverages, dessert, and auction for all attendees, plus a paint party or poker for higher ticket levels. The proceeds benefited the high school’s girls’ basketball and volleyball teams.
Outdoor Family Movie Night
This fall fundraiser idea comes from Olive Chapel Elementary PTA in Apex, North Carolina. Their event was free to attend, but the group created a collection to take preorders of large cheese or pepperoni pizzas. They also offered $20.00 “big screen shout outs” for parents to purchase and submit photos and/or a message to surprise their child before the movie.
30 Days of Thankfulness Prize Drawings
This is a fall fundraiser idea we’re thankful for! It’s a raffle a day for one elementary school PTO. A $10.00 ticket makes people eligible for each drawing, but they can only win once.
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