I am a teacher. I am currently teaching kindergarten gym. Yep. It's a blast! We dance. We run. We basically just play hard. I love it!
I also love the school I teach at. The staff is friendly. The kids are friendly.
Each year our grade 7/8 students go off to Camp Celtic and have a great time. The problem is that the camp is very expensive for many of our families and the teachers spend most of the year raising money to help with the cost. They have sewn scarves, flogged hot dogs and hot chocolate, sold copies of their "Thriller" dance party, held raffles and asked various sponsors for help.
My contribution has been getting the staff addicted to my milk chocolate chip cookies and then selling them each week for 50cents a cookie or 3 for $1. So far this has collected $30. It's a running joke at our school that I am now "dealing" in cookies.
So, my question to you is this:
What are some other fundraising ideas that have worked at your local school? Church? Sports team? I'd love to hear your thoughts.